Position description: The Department of Print, Paper, and Graphic Arts at SMFA at Tufts University is seeking a Part-Time Lecturer to teach a course about contemporary approaches to publishing involving print media, graphic design, writing, multiples, and the exhibition and distribution of printed matter. Applicants should be able to address the above subjects in an interdisciplinary manner, making connections between artistic practice, writing, making, theory, reprographic techniques, and methods of sharing and disseminating ideas. This course will also offer students a real world look at the various art publishing networks, exposing students to professional practices that are relevant to artists today. The course will be a timely exploration of all of the above, and will feature visiting artists and publishers, presentations, readings, projects, and virtual field trips. The applicant to the position should be versed in all of the above as an artist practitioner, thinker, and participant in said networks. Teaching will require remote assignments.
Qualifications: MFA required in print media, graphic design or equivalent field. Evidence of excellence in scholarship, research, and lecturing, with an active exhibition record. Applicant must be able to engage with diverse students with different pedagogies, and include discussion of socio political issues as part of course content. Applicant must be able to lead and promote in class discussion of artistic examples, assigned readings, and create a class environment that is inclusive, while being exploratory, intellectual, and creative. Applicant must be able to communicate practical advice about how to participate in art publishing networks in a way that students can learn and understand professional practices. Applicant must be knowledgeable of various printing methods, and ways to help students produce one project during the semester that is either collaborative, individual or both.
Application requirements: All applications are submitted via Interfolio, at http://apply.interfolio.com/80999. Applicants need to submit on Interfolio – cover letter, CV, professional website with examples of their work, and the names of 3 references.
Please direct any questions to Jennifer Schmidt, Chair, Print, Paper, and Graphic Arts, at Jennifer.email@example.com .
To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 24. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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