Assistant Professor – Printmaking

The Department of Art at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position in Printmaking at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning the Fall of 2024. Required qualifications are: MFA or equivalent in Printmaking; demonstrated excellence in teaching; evidence of a promising creative or scholarly practice within the field of printmaking; proficiency in teaching relief printing, intaglio printing, and digital processes for printmaking; ability to teach all levels of printmaking, seminar courses, and capstone courses within the studio art curriculum; experience with or commitment to building a shared vision for the printmaking area and experience with or commitment to educating and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds and demographics.

Other Areas of interest include: college-level teaching experience beyond the graduate assistant level, experience with or interest in extending the practice of printmaking beyond traditional boundaries, knowledge of current and emerging trends in printmaking, a broad vision of the role of printmaking in an undergraduate curriculum, evidence of critical thinking about the medium of printmaking, and proficiency in teaching lithography, screen printing, book-arts and/or letterpress. Salary commensurate with experience.

Essential duties include: teaching three courses per semester (9 cr hours) in printmaking, foundations, related areas and/or general education areas; participation in departmental and university service, including collaboration with printmaking and studio art colleagues on curriculum, program development and student advising; sustained scholarly/ creative practice research program in the field of printmaking.

Review of applications begins December 20, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. For a complete application, please apply and submit all required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s job Board:

Required materials:

• Letter of application (maximum 1 page)
• Curriculum vitae
• Teaching philosophy (maximum 1 page)
• PDF or link to portfolio with 20 samples of personal work with descriptions of media and date (10mb file size max)
• PDF or link to portfolio with 10-20 samples of student work with descriptions of media and date (10mb file size max)
• Contact information for three references
• Samples of relevant syllabi (up to three), if available
• Unofficial graduate transcript(s) (official transcripts will be required upon hire)

Questions may be directed to April Flanders:

The Studio Art area of the Department of Art offers a BFA in Studio Art with concentrations in printmaking, drawing and painting, fibers, metals, ceramics and sculpture. There are more than 110 Studio Art majors and more than 110 Studio Art minors. Studio Art faculty also play a central role in providing coursework for Art Department majors in Art Education, Graphic Design, and Art and Visual Culture, and participate in offering general education courses for non-majors across campus.

The Department of Art is accredited by NASAD and has 47 full-time faculty members, over 20 part-time faculty members, over 800 undergraduate majors and offers the following degrees: BFAs in Art Education, Graphic Design, Photography with concentrations in Commercial and Fine Art, and Studio Art; a BA in Art & Visual Culture with concentrations in Art History, Art Management and Studio Art; and a BS in Graphic Communications Management with concentrations in Cross Media Production and Print/ Packaging Production. The Department of Art offers a range of travel opportunities including trips to the university’s New York Loft and has offered study abroad trips to China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Germany, Italy, Japan, the

Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, and Taiwan. Additional information about the department, the university, and the surrounding area can be found at

The College of Fine and Applied Arts (CFAA) at Appalachian State University is a dynamic, transdisciplinary academic unit that emphasizes experiential learning and offers 30 undergraduate degree programs, one graduate degree program and 13 minors through its seven member departments: Applied Design; Art; Communication; Military Science and Leadership; Sustainable Development; Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment; and Theatre and Dance (

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Disability Accommodation Information: Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting the Office of Access & Equity: Equal Opportunity at 828-262-2144 or email

Diversity & Inclusion at Appalachian: We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all. We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Statement: Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment: Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Location: Appalachian State University, Boone, NC