The Book Art program within the Printmaking area of the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach Undergraduate and Graduate students in book arts, letterpress, papermaking, and printmaking. Candidates must have an excellent working knowledge of hand book binding, letterpress, hand papermaking, and relevant contemporary critical issues.
The successful candidate should be a practicing artist who will contribute to the intellectual and academic life of the department through Research, Teaching and Service within a vibrant art department of 29 faculty members. The position offers the opportunity to work with the Kohler Art Library artist’s book collection. The teaching load is three classes per semester and service on MFA committees. The desire and ability to interface with all areas of the Art Department is a significant facet of the position. The successful candidate must meet the teaching, research, and service expectations of the department and university.
The Book Art program introduces book structures and skills used in binding and to acquaint students with the formal, visual and technical aspects of bookmaking, exploring the relationships between concept, design and book structures. They experience hands-on work using book making tools and materials and gain an appreciation of book structures as a creative and expressive medium. In the working process, students are provided an opportunity for experimentation with a range of materials and equipment. The program helps develop good working habits, discipline, accuracy and precision.
Candidate must hold an MFA degree in Art with a specialization in Book Art, or Papermaking or equivalent relevant experience in the field.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks candidates with distinguished exhibition and professional achievements. The ability to engage with a multi-disciplinary Art Department is a significant aspect of the position. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching, a comprehensive understanding of historical and contemporary art theory and practice excellence in research and productivity in the field. A minimum of two years’ college level teaching is preferred but not required.
We welcome your interest in employment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to teaching art in the context of a major research university and a vibrant intellectual community and offers the following degrees: B.S., B.F.A., M.A., & M.F.A. in Studio Art, B.S. in Art Education, and Certificate in Studio Art. We hope you will join us in these efforts, check us out at: art.wisc.edu For more information about working and living in Madison, Wisconsin, please visit: supportuw.org/careers/living-in-madison