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Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Department Art School/Parent Organization School of Humanities and Sciences Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Academic Year 2019-2020 Academic Semester Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Anticipated start date 08/16/2019 If temporary, expected end date Faculty Status Tenure Eligible, Notice (TE) Position/Job Summary

The Ithaca College Department of Art (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Printmaking teaching position to begin August 16, 2019. The position will include teaching all areas of printmaking including: intaglio, relief, lithography, silkscreen, digital printmaking and book arts. Other responsibilities include mentoring BFA senior projects and independent studies, advising art majors and minors and participation in service to the department, college and community. In addition, it is expected that the successful candidate will maintain the printmaking studios and equipment. Ithaca College has a strong focus on teaching effectiveness in the studio. In addition, professional activity and personal studio practice is expected.

Position/Job Qualifications

Degree Requirements:
MFA required with extensive printmaking knowledge. Ideal candidates will have at least three years full time teaching experience. Finalists will be expected to provide one full year of teaching evaluations.

The successful candidate would oversee the printmaking areas of the Ithaca College Art Department. The merging of traditional and contemporary approaches desired. Teaching expertise in intaglio, relief, lithography, silkscreen, digital printmaking and book arts is required. Knowledge of contemporary issues in printmaking as evidenced through personal work, student work and teaching philosophy is required. Knowledge of digital software including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator is required. We prefer candidates who are familiar with non-traditional, experimental and conceptual approaches to printmaking. Familiarity with alternative photo-based processes is also preferred. Successful candidates that demonstrate the ability to work with individuals of varying learning abilities, marginalized or under represented populations with a commitment to the success of all students is strongly desired.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach the following:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement of teaching philosophy
4. Portfolio: 20 images of recent personal work with artist statement (within last five years) and 20 images of recent student work (with brief project descriptions). Submit via a pdf or link to Google doc. or similar platform.
5. Sample syllabi: one introductory, one intermediate or advanced level.
6. Three references related to teaching experience with full contact information.

Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications must be received by January 1, 2019.

Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description

The Art Department is guided by the belief that art makes a unique contribution to society by offering a visual language of expression and investigation. Art plays an important role in expanding the public imagination by engaging viewers in visual and intellectual dialogue. Through the synergistic relationship between the visual arts and the liberal arts and sciences at Ithaca College, our students and faculty participate in the larger intellectual, political and social life of the community.

Art majors come from all social strata and have an appreciation for the support, stimulus and challenges this faculty provides. Students can pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, a Bachelor of Art Education degree, or a Bachelor of Arts degree. We offer a minor in Graphic Design and a minor in Art. The Art Department extends the visual arts to the entire student body through courses specifically for non-majors, artist lectures and master workshops, exhibitions and an off campus gallery/makers space. Field trips twice yearly to locations such as New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Toronto, and MassMOCA in North Adams give students exposure to current ideas in the arts. Internships offer students rich experiences working with professionals in their fields.

Ithaca’s program recognizes and emphasizes the importance of individualized mentoring in art. We offer small classes with experienced faculty, fostering a high level of personal interaction. All of our faculty members hold a terminal degree for studio art and are practicing professional artists who exhibit nationally and internationally.

The Art Department at Ithaca College embodies a community that values curiosity, scholarship and imagination. A dynamic, responsive curriculum, productive artist/teachers, community engagement and an active guest lecture program support these qualities and objectives. Our educational objectives balance the mastery of specific professional skills and techniques with the abilities to think, talk and write about art. Our program serves students who are optimistic about the role of the arts in society and who see art as a vital, integral part of our culture.

Special Features
Senior Project – a two semester, faculty mentored independent project for BFA students culminating in an exhibition at the Handwerker Gallery
Independent Study – advanced work with a mentor, studio space is provided
Art Internships – placements with local artists and agencies
Creative Space Gallery – a faculty mentored student run gallery and maker space.
New York City Internship
Honors in Art – based on grade point average (GPA) and portfolio presentation
Urban Education Experience – a teacher education partnership with New York City schools
Visiting Artists – offering master classes and lectures
Excursions – to museums and galleries in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC
The art department is located on the lower level of the Ceracche Center. We have facilities for drawing, painting, screenprinting, lithography, etching, sculpture (including wood, sheetmetal, and dimensional steel fabrication), book design, and a digital Mac lab for computer arts and graphic design.

College description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes Is this position covered by the SEIU? No Vacancy ID F2122 Quick Link Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Portfolio
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Syllabi
  6. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Web-link for Images
  2. Media File
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Posted: 2/13/2019
Application Due: 2/28/2019
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