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Now Hiring an Assistant Professor of Drawing and Printmaking - Digital Emphasis

Tenure-Track Faculty Member Will Begin in the Fall of 2018
August 22, 2017

The Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor (9403) faculty position to begin fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018). Appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience consistent with collegiate and University policy, will be a 100% appointment distributed over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May).

The Department of Art at the University of Minnesota seeks an artist with expertise in drawing and printmaking practice that emphasizes digital processes. With this position, we seek to strengthen the Department of Art’s newly formed area of Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking with a colleague who brings a broad perspective informed by active research on contemporary image making with competency that includes traditional and digital image making technologies. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical and theoretical foundation, as well as an expansive approach that embraces the changing role of mark-making and multiples in a digital context and considers our relationship to graphic images in a global society. We seek an energetic colleague with a strong professional record and the ability to teach across the curriculum, working with non-majors, BA, BFA, and MFA students.

Application to this posting is a two-step process. Both steps must be fully completed for application to be reviewed (full instructions below).
Step 1: your application through the U of MN employment site, (Search Keyword: 319290)
Step 2: your SlideRoom application

Both processes must be completed on-line. Mail or email submissions will not be accepted. SlideRoom will be open through December 01, 2017, 11:59 PM


• MFA in Art or equivalency**
• Evidence of an on-going and active professional record at a national and international level
• Minimum of one year full-time teaching at the university or college level (beyond graduate school teaching appointment or assistantship)
• Ability to teach Beginning Printmaking, which includes screen-printing, relief and digital techniques
• Demonstrable experience with contemporary practices in digital and manual integration in the field of drawing and printmaking
• Knowledge of the history, theory, and contemporary field of drawing and printmaking
• Ability to teach and provide leadership in digital drawing


• More than one year full-time teaching experience from the introductory through graduate level
• Experience teaching at an R1 research institution
• Ability to teach drawing at all levels
• Skills in etching, lithography, book arts, or letterpress techniques
• Demonstrated interest in incorporating emerging technologies into traditional media

**Department of Art Policy Statement
In lieu of an MFA, the following could be considered in determining professional recognition and experience:

  • Advanced studies at a foreign school that does not award MFA degrees
  • Extended advanced study with recognized artists in the field
  • Professional achievement that would provide a depth of knowledge of the field comparable to an MFA
  • Evaluation by leaders in the field attesting that because of exhibition record and other professional achievement, that person was the equal of an MFA

In evaluating these equivalencies, it should be kept in mind that depth of participation in the field, not simply time in residence, is being considered. Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their creative work and recognition in their field, b) relevance of their creative practice to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.


Step I: University of Minnesota Application

To be considered for this position, please go to and click on External Faculty and Staff Applicant. In the keywords search box, search for job posting number 319290. This position requires that you attach the following items in the University of Minnesota application:

  • Letter of application, specifically referring to this position.
  • Current curriculum vitae, including detailed listing of education, exhibitions (specify solo or group, location and year), commissions, grants/awards, publications, reviews, and teaching experience, specify dates and institutions.

Step II: SlideRoom Application

  • Go to SlideRoom ($10 fee applies). SlideRoom provides full online instructions for submitting this second part of the application. The University of Minnesota does NOT provide technical support for SlideRoom, if you are having difficulties with your submission contact Do not contact the University of Minnesota. NOTE: You must click ‘Submit’ to complete your application on SlideRoom. SlideRoom will send you a submission verification email upon completion. Please retain a copy of this message for your records. 
  • Letter of application, specifically referring to this position (submit this again in SlideRoom).
  • Current curriculum vitae, including detailed listing of education, exhibitions (specify solo or group, location and year), commissions, grants/awards, publications, reviews, and teaching experience, specify dates and institutions (submit this again in SlideRoom).
  • Creative research narrative describing your current creative work (up to 750 words).
  • Teaching narrative describing your teaching philosophy and methods (up to 750 words).
  • Sample syllabi of courses you have taught in drawing and/or printmaking (syllabi from 1-2 courses).
  • References, name, title, complete address, phone, email of (3) three references.
  • Up to (20) twenty uploads of images and/or if applicable up to (10) ten minutes of video or audio as documentation of your creative work. Submission of work documentation materials to the Department of Art is accepted ONLY through SlideRoom.