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Job ID: 129128

Assistant Professor of Printmaking
Purdue University

Date Posted Sep. 13, 2019
Title Assistant Professor of Printmaking
University Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, United States
Department Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance
Application Deadline Oct. 18, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Art - Printmaking

Location & Start Date
West Lafayette, IN
Start Date: August 17, 2020

Teach courses ranging from introductory to advanced undergraduate and graduate levels in Printmaking, as well as supervise the Graduate Teaching Assistant Practicum. Courses may include: Relief, Etching and Intaglio, Lithography, Screenprint, and Digital Media. The successful candidate will oversee the printmaking studio, with an expertise in printmaking studio equipment maintenance, compliance with health and safety practices, and handling and disposal of hazardous materials. Faculty in this position may also be asked to serve as Foundations Drawing Coordinator on a rotating basis. Those responsibilities include supervising the Graduate Teaching Assistants in the foundation drawing area by teaching the Graduate Teaching Assistant Practicum course. Contribution to departmental and school-level activities and service are expected. Sustained creative endeavor/research at the national/international level is expected of tenure- track faculty.

M.F.A. in Printmaking required to be considered for this Tenure-Track position. National/international level recognition for area of expertise and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience at the university level or beyond are desired. Demonstrated experience in all studio practices of printmaking is required. Knowledge of contemporary theory and history also required.

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Purdue University’s School of Design, Art and Performance, and the Department of Art and Design are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Candidates should submit application materials electronically via The job requisition ID number for this position is 7293.
To be considered for the position, please upload the following:

  • Cover letter including diversity statement
  • Artist statement
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Contact information for three references. (Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later time.) 20 images of professional work submitted in a single pdf
  • 20 digital images of students’ work submitted in a single pdf
  • Image list (indicate title, media, size and date) with thumb nail images. If video(s) are to be considered, provide links to Vimeo or YouTube.

A background check is required for employment in this position.

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates wishing to submit confidential letters of references, digital portfolio or additional materials should have materials sent to for processing. Please reference job requisition ID number 7293 and candidate name. You will receive confirmation of your materials.


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Contact Information

  • Heather Philhower, Secretary
    Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance
    Purdue University
    552 West Wood Street
    Pao Hall Room 1190
    West Lafayette, IN 47907
  • 765-494-2787


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