Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Drawing with Digital Emphasis, University of Minnesota

Applications open Friday November 18th!

The Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time faculty position to begin fall semester 2023 (08/28/2023). Appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor (job code 9403), 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 engaged artist with expertise in printmaking and drawing with skills in digital processes. With this position, we seek to strengthen the Department of Art’s 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 manual and digital technologies. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical and theoretical foundation, as well as an expansive approach that embraces the changing role of multiples and considers our relationship to graphic images in a global society.

We seek an artist who understands printmaking’s democratic potential and who is committed to empower students with the technical and critical skills to develop their voices. The ideal candidate will have a vision for the direction of printmaking and drawing in the context of a liberal arts education with engagement in the greater community.

We seek an energetic colleague with a strong professional record and the ability to teach across the curriculum, working with a diverse student body of non-majors, BA, BFA, and MFA students in a dynamic arts environment.


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 introductory printmaking which includes screen printing, relief, and digital techniques

Ability to teach and provide visionary leadership in our digital drawing courses in the context of a developing comics, printmaking, and artists’ publications curriculum

Innovation in the field of print media and drawing

Skills and ability to teach in one or more of the following: book arts, comics, artists publications, risograph, animation, or letterpress techniques

Demonstrated interest in incorporating emerging technologies and traditional media

Demonstrated engagement with the greater culture of artists publications and archives, public events, printmaking community, and/or community projects

More than one year full-time teaching experience from the introductory through graduate level

Experience teaching at an R1 research institution

**Department of Art Policy Statement

In lieu of an MFA, the following could be considered in determining professional recognition and experience:

1) Advanced studies at a foreign school that does not award MFA degrees

2) Extended advanced study with recognized artists in the field

3) Professional achievement that would provide a depth of knowledge of the field comparable to an MFA

4) 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.

About the Job

• Engage in creative activity and research that leads to exhibitions and creative projects
• Commitment to contemporary art practice and critical theory
• Achieve and maintain a high level of distinction in the field of contemporary art

• Commitment and dedication to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in a professional program within a liberal arts college at an R1 research institution
• Teaching load consists of (4) four courses per academic-year, and will include primary course assignments as well as secondary teaching assignments
• Regular tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Department of Art teach across the curriculum in 1000, 3000, 5000, and 8000 level courses, and work with and advise BA, BFA, and MFA students across the Department of Art
• Participate in BFA and MFA annual reviews and thesis committees
• Take an active role in curriculum development in the Department of Art

• Work with colleagues and technical staff to develop and to oversee area facilities
• Serve on Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts, and University of Minnesota committees
• Actively participate in the artistic and intellectual life of the Department of Art
• Achieve and maintain a visible and proactive service profile


Application to this posting is a two-step process. Both steps must be fully completed for application to be reviewed. Step 1, submit your cover letter and curriculum vita through the U of MN employment site, and Step 2, complete your SlideRoom application. Both processes must be completed on-line. Mail or email submissions will not be accepted. SlideRoom will be open November 18, 2022 – January 08, 2023, 11:59 p.m. CST. Application deadline is January 08, 2023, 11:59 p.m. CST.

Step I: University of Minnesota Application

To be considered for this position, please go to Find a Job | University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources. Scroll down and select External Candidates. Search for job ID 337340 and submit the following:

1) Letter of application, specifically referring to this position. (Upload PDF)

2) 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. (Upload PDF)

Step II: SlideRoom Application

Go to SlideRoom Select the program Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Drawing with Digital Emphasis (Job ID 337340). 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. Please submit the following:

1) Letter of application, specifically referring to this position (submit this again in SlideRoom) (750 words).

2) 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).

3) Creative research narrative describing your current creative work (750 words).

4) Teaching narrative describing your teaching philosophy and methods (750 words).

5) Sample syllabi of two courses you have taught in printmaking and/or drawing.

6) References, name, title, phone, email of (3) three references.

7) 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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: To be guaranteed review, completed applications must be received by January 08, 2023, 11:59 p.m. CST. Completed applications include application to both the University of Minnesota employment site and to SlideRoom. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The position will remain open until filled. Please visit our website at for more specific details and information about the department, its activities, and faculty.

Location: University of Minnesota–Twin Cities

Deadline: January 8, 2023