Assistant Professor of Art Practice in Printmaking

Portand State University
January 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:$63,873
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Details

Proposed Start Date 09/16/2023

Rank C - Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor of Art Practice in Printmaking Position Number D99215 Representation AU - AAUP Faculty Type Tenure Track Fixed Term End Date: Position FTE 1 Term of Service 9 month

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

About Art Practice We offer undergraduate (BFA) and graduate (MFA) degrees in contemporary art practice. Art practice is the exploration of art experiences and processes with an emphasis on developing a student's creative vision.

Our Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art practice provides students with the knowledge and skills designed to prepare them for a fulfilling career as a practicing artist. It's a flexible degree that allows students to design an individual path of study based on their interests and goals. We strive to acquaint students with fundamental concepts while nurturing their own unique vision.

Our faculty are all active makers as well as forward-thinking student-centered educators. Students begin the program by exploring a wide range of ways to engage, communicate and create as an artist. This interdisciplinarity is at the heart of our program. Students also have the opportunity to dive deep into an area of study, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, social practice, textiles, and time-based arts such as film, video, sound, and performance art. We are also leaders in the field of Art + Social Practice, which focuses on collaborative experiences and interaction between the artist and cultural systems through activism and social engagement. These programs take place in the city, in neighborhoods or connect students with other institutions. One example is KSMoCA, a contemporary art museum in the Martin Luther King Elementary School in northeast Portland.

Position Summary

The Department of Art and Design at Portland State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Printmaking: Art and Design for Interdisciplinary studies.

The ideal candidate will provide oversight of the Printmaking area and teach courses across the scope of printmaking processes which include lithography, silkscreen, intaglio, monoprints, relief and emerging digital technologies, with an emphasis on introducing non-toxic and sustainable processes. Though based in Printmaking, applicants should complement the Art and Design curriculums by extending opportunities in the development of new courses in one or more of the following areas: Narrative, drawing, social practice, public art, book arts, collage, and textiles.

The Department seeks applicants whose research activities are rooted in Interdisciplinary studies and/or postcolonial critiques and whose background, research, expertise, or experiences will contribute to the disciplinary diversity within the Department. The experienced candidate should have evidence of strong teaching across the range of printmaking media, and a comparable exhibition record demonstrating engagement with printmaking as a medium for engagement and experimentation. The candidate needs to show evidence of managing a printmaking studio and supervising student workers and/or part time faculty.

The ideal candidate will be expected to build connections with community organizations in Portland. As a full-time faculty continued scholarly practice within your medium is required as well as within participation in advising/mentorship, community outreach, School or University committees.

Primary Activity I - Instructional Minimum Qualifications

  • MFA in Printmaking or equivalent or closely related field.
  • Expertise in teaching traditional and newer technology-based printmaking media at the university level beyond GTA.
  • Be conversant in interdisciplinary contemporary media, methods, and focus on diversity and inclusion.
  • A record of community outreach activities
  • A secondary related teaching interest such as: Illustration, narrative, drawing/collage, social practice, public art, book arts and textiles.
  • Experience in various teaching methodologies – in person, on line (asynchronous and synchronous) and hybrid.
  • A vibrant creative research practice and strong professional accomplishments in the art field.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    We are seeking a candidate who identifies with one or more of the following:

  • Experience in storytelling, illustration, narrative formats that may use emerging technologies or reintroduce older technologies in interesting ways. We are also interested in printmaking as a medium of social activism, protest and resistance.
  • A background working in a collaborative educational environment and team- teaching.
  • Interest in expanding the definition of 2D media by making new connections with technology, photography or other art media. Use and build on the tools available – from projectors, photo lab, laser cutters, CNC router to large scale and digital fabrication.
  • An interest in curatorial practice, display strategies, installation or extending the classroom into the City of Portland.
  • Key Cultural Competencies

  • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
  • Adheres to all PSU's policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
  • Environmental Stewardship

    Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

    Professional Standards of Conduct

    At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at www.

    Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement

    Salary is dependent on several factors, and new employees will typically start around the Q1 level to allow for later growth within the salary band. PSU has a structured process for determining starting compensation, taking into account years of related experience, applicable skills, knowledge and abilities, market parity, and internal equity.

    The starting annual salary for this position will be $63,873 but may be negotiated above this rate dependent upon the factors above, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR.

    An excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools : https: // www.

    Please visit our total compensation calculator to see the full value of our benefits package : https: // www. compensation-calculator

    Application Instructions

    Additional Information

    To Apply Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter that address relevant teaching experience, areas of teaching interest and availability.
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume.
  • Name and full contact information for three Professional References.
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy. Please include how your commitment to diversity and inclusion informs your teaching.
  • Statement of Research Interest.
  • Link to Website or Artsits Portfolio.
  • 20 images of creative research with descriptions (multipage PDF and URL to website. Upload PDF with work images in “Work Sample”)
  • 20 images of recent student work with descriptions (multipage PDF. Upload PDF with student images in “other 2”)
  • Visual samples should be combined into a single, multipage PDF and include a URL to a single website

    Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.)

    Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2023 and will continue until finalist are identified.

    Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? No Background Check Required Yes If you have questions

    For further information, please contact Professor Kate Bingaman-Burt at [email protected]

    Search Details

    Posting Close Date

    Projected Close Date for Posting Open Until Filled Application screening begins 01/23/2023 Will you consider an ABD applicant for this position? No If yes, when must the degree be earned? If necessary, would you be willing to sponsor the succcessful applicant for permanent US residence, now or in the future? Yes

    Reference Requests

    Reference Requests

    Accept References No

    Minimum Number of References 3 Maximum Number of References Cutoff Date Special Instruction for Reference Provider

    Supplemental Questions

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Other 2 (describe)
  • Professional References
  • Work Sample
  • Optional Documents

  • Link to Website or Design Portfolio
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