Job Description

Assistant Professor of Printmaking

Posting Numberreq6641
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentArt Art History (595A)
Academic LocationCollege of Fine Arts
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

Assistant Professor of Printmaking. Probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. 1.0 FTE. Service and Committee work expected.

The Printmaking Area in the University of New Mexico’s Department of Art is nationally recognized and is committed to excellence as a center for contemporary printmaking. Rich resources at the University include the Tamarind Institute, the UNM Art Museum’s extensive print collection, and the special collections at the Center for Southwest Research, Zimmerman Library. The UNM Printmaking Area has a strong reputation nationally and attracts many students to both its undergraduate and graduate programs. The area has long offered courses in various print mediums - including Relief, Intaglio, Lithography, and Serigraphy - along with Tamarind Collaborative courses. The Printmaking facilities are well equipped and also offer the Annex Graduate Studio for exclusive use by printmaking graduate students. For more details on the facilities, please refer to: In addition to traditional printmaking methods, the Printmaking faculty and students are also challenging the printmaking medium, through innovative interdisciplinary concerns regarding its role in the larger context of contemporary art.

Tamarind Institute, founded in Los Angeles in 1960, moved to the University of New Mexico in 1970 where it continues its mission to train apprentice printers and master artist-printers. Tamarind Institute is a premier location for artists working in lithography and has offered learning opportunities for graduate and
undergraduate students from the UNM Department of Art for many years. Our comprehensive printmaking curriculum is augmented by a "Collaborative Print" course offered every spring semester by Tamarind Institute. This course is an important bridge between students in Tamarind’s Professional Printer Training
Program and students in the Department of Art.

QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MFA in Studio Art with emphasis in Printmaking. One year university-level teaching experience as instructor of record. Active exhibition record and new creative work in Printmaking within the last three years.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Expertise in lithography. Demonstrated ability to teach diverse printmaking techniques including relief, intaglio, serigraphy, digital, and photo applications for printmaking while respecting the value in the slower process of traditional printmaking. Knowledge of critical theory, digital media, and innovative printmaking beyond traditional forms. Commitment to
printmaking as demonstrated by creative work through consistent national or regional exhibition records. Commitment to printmaking area, community, regional and national printmaking activities. Commitment to lab management and shop maintenance. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
Application InstructionsAll applicants must apply online at the University of New Mexico web site:, Req6641. Please attach as part of the application in the UNMJobs system: a letter of application including statements of why you would like to work at UNM and what you can contribute to the printmaking area; CV with names and complete addresses (mailing, telephone, and e-mail) of three recommenders; course syllabi for all different printmaking courses that you have taught; one-page artist statement; one-page teaching philosophy; diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service; 20 examples of your work and 10 examples of student work, with a list of images, including title, year, medium, and size. Images should be in MS PowerPoint. If selected for the position, you will need to provide official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements required as a minimum requirement for this position prior to your initial employment with UNM.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/30/2018. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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