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Art: Visiting Assistant Professor of Printmaking

Employer
Hollins University
Location
Roanoke, VA

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

(posted 1/12/24)

The Art Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Printmaking. This is a one-year, full-time position beginning July 1, 2024. Please visit this web page (https://www.hollins.edu/about-hollins/jobs/) to learn more about Hollins; its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; faculty development; the university’s students; and the Roanoke Valley.

Position and Qualifications

The mission of the Studio Art program is to educate and empower students in the creative process through a breadth of experience in multiple media areas and a depth of experience in the media of their choice. Art Department faculty are dedicated to teaching, creative work, and experiential learning that further Hollins University’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

The position carries a teaching load of six courses during the academic year. Courses to be covered include all levels of printmaking, as well as beginning drawing. The Visiting Assistant Professor of Printmaking is also encouraged to participate in the life of the department and the university by attending department and faculty meetings, department and university functions (including student art showings and presentations), and faculty development opportunities.

Hollins aims to hire an artist-educator with a broad technical background in printmaking, a commitment to interdisciplinarity, and a strong understanding of the role of print media within contemporary art and culture.

Candidates must have a M.F.A. in printmaking, drawing, visual arts, or a related discipline and a demonstrated history of professional engagement, including exhibition record and/or other productivity. Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability to teach the theoretical and critical aspects of art making, in addition to the technical aspects; commitment and passion for undergraduate teaching for both studio art majors and non-majors; and a desire to participate in a department that emphasizes both the study and practice of art in a liberal arts setting.

Applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations, those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations, and those with experience in inclusive and equity-minded teaching who are enthusiastic about teaching in an undergraduate, student-centered educational environment.

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience at the college level and expertise in maintaining a printmaking studio.

About Hollins

Hollins University is dedicated to academic excellence, creativity, belonging, and preparing students for lives of purpose. Hollins provides an outstanding and academically rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education for women and entrepreneurial and innovative graduate programs for all in a gender-inclusive environment. The university promotes opportunities for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and offers real-world experience through global internships supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

The Art Department is housed in the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, a spacious and exemplary facility with excellent teaching areas. The department has dynamic programming, including the Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence and active co-curricular opportunities. The Visual Arts Center is also home to the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, which serves the department, university, and Roanoke community as an active cultural resource.

Application Process

Screening of candidates will begin March 22, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • An artist statement;
  • 20 clearly labeled examples of personal work;
  • 10 clearly labeled examples of student work; and
  • A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that addresses your approach to teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds and how you promote inclusivity and/or anti-racism in your teaching, writing, research, and/or service.

Candidates advanced to the second stage of review will be invited to submit the following materials:

  • A statement of teaching philosophy; and
  • Contact information for three references.

Applicants should submit materials to art@hollins.edu. The selected candidate will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Office of the Provost, and once they accept a contingent employment offer, a criminal history background check will be conducted. For questions about the position, please contact search committee chair Elise Schweitzer (schweitzerea@hollins.edu).

An equal opportunity employer, Hollins fosters diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

Visit www.hollins.edu for more information.

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Working at Hollins University

Hollins is an independent liberal arts university dedicated to academic excellence and humane values. Hollins University offers undergraduate liberal arts education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. The Hollins curriculum and cocurricular programs prepare students for lives of active learning, fulfilling work, personal growth, achievement, and service to society.

The Hollins community sustains talented students engaged in challenging study, and productive scholars and artists devoted to teaching and to the advancement of knowledge. Experiential learning, study abroad, and internships enhance the academic program. The hallmarks of a Hollins education are creativity and effective self-expression, problem solving and critical thinking skills, and independent inquiry and the free exchange of ideas.

Hollins nurtures civility, integrity, and concern for others, encourages and values diversity and social justice, and affirms the equal worth of women and men. Our university motto, Levavi Oculos, calls us to leadership and service in accord with the Hollins values and traditions.

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