Tenure Track Faculty Position in Studio Art, Printmaking
Berea College Art and Art History Department announces a full-time, tenure
track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Printmaking, beginning August
2020. An MFA in studio art with significant study
in printmaking, an exhibition record, and college-level teaching experience are
necessary. A successful candidate must be able to inform and engage undergraduate
students of varying levels of experience and artistic interests. A broad
artistic understanding of 2D composition, drawing, and both traditional and
non-traditional printmaking practices is necessary to the position.
Additionally, a successful candidate must demonstrate a willingness to work
collaboratively within a finely integrated, cross-media studio art curriculum. A
3-3 teaching load is required, including a foundations course grounded in
printmaking, all levels of intermediate and advanced printmaking, and a general
education core course in research and writing. In addition to teaching
responsibilities, this position oversees the printmaking facility and student
assistant/s. In support of studio work as a vigorous and necessary aspect of
studio teaching, this position is supplied with professional studio space,
access to teaching equipment, and professional development funding and
opportunities. Successful candidates will, through their teaching, scholarship or
service, demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse community.
Because of Berea’s commitment to
interdisciplinary and liberal arts teaching, we encourage applicants who have
engaged in disciplines outside of the studio arts. This may include
undergraduate degrees other than studio, graduate degrees in addition to the MFA,
or other professional experiences.
Application materials include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 15 images of the candidate’s
studio art with supporting descriptions, 15 images of student examples of the
candidate’s teaching with supporting descriptions, including course levels (images
must be Jpgs, ppt. or pdf, appropriately labeled and sequenced, and will be viewed on
a Mac), a studio teaching statement, an artist statement, unofficial
undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three (3) recommendation letters.
The letter of application should directly address
the position, the candidate’s thinking about teaching in an integrated studio
community, and how the study of art and printmaking can be connected to the
undergraduate liberal arts experience.
For full consideration, all application
materials must be received by November 18, 2019, and recommendation letters must be received by November 25, 2019.
About the Berea College Art and Art History Department: we believe in interdisciplinary
connections, the dialogue inspired by great ideas, texts, and works of art, and
the goals of the liberal arts experience to answer questions as to what it means to be a thinking,
feeling, and productive undergraduate student and artist. We seek in the study and creation of studio
art a balance between theory and practice, a balance that values a strong
understanding of process, technical skill, and form along with a strong
understanding of content and the ideas contained by a work of art through a
conceptual and analytical process of planning and interpretation. The Studio Art program offers a wide
range of classes in ceramics, drawing, fibers, painting, and sculpture and intermedia
practices. Additionally, the Berea
College’s Doris Ulmann Galleries frequently exhibit work from visiting artists
and our extensive collection of more than 14,000 works of art, including a
strong collection of prints.
information on the Berea College Art and Art History Department, see
Founded in 1855, Berea College achieved national
distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South.
Berea has a longstanding commitment to interracial education, and is one of the
most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. With
an emphasis on service to Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,650 students
from 40 states and 60 countries. Berea College only admits students who are
unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued
at more than $176,000 over four years. Berea’s students excel in the College’s
supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their
families to graduate college. As one of eight federally recognized Work
Colleges, all Berea students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours
Monthly ranked Berea College No. 1 in the South, while the Wall
Street Journal and Times (of London) Higher Education ranked Berea the No. 1
College in the country in terms of affordability. In their 2019 report US News
and World Report ranked Berea as the best liberal arts college in Kentucky; No.
8 in Best Undergraduate Teaching; and No. 2 in Most Innovative Schools. Berea’s
recognition comes from success in educating and graduating academically
talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their
professions and communities.
Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.
Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.
Berea College is always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application!
Berea College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
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