For immediate release January 13, 2020:
The Book Arts program, the Painting & Drawing program, and the Wood Arts program within the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are seeking tenure-track Assistant Professors to teach Undergraduate and Graduate students
The University of Wisconsin Art Department is nationally ranked among the top 15 in Overall Fine Arts Programs and #1 in Printmaking by the U.S. News and World Report. The current student population for the department is 200 Undergraduates, 60 Graduates, and 250 Certificate students. The Art Department is committed to teaching in the context of a major research university and a vibrant intellectual community. Its mission is based on the premise that art is the nexus of all the humanities and that creative expression in the visual arts has provided some of the most enduring contributions to society and culture. The Art Department strives to provide both a fertile and challenging environment for aesthetic and critical engagement, and the technical skills necessary for the practice of art in the changing landscape of the twenty-first century. It encourages innovation and cross-disciplinary activity and believes that students should utilize the vast academic resources of the university to inform and deepen their artistic vision.
The Art Department and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering faculty diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class gender, sexuality, ability and nationality, religious and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate ability to foster an inclusive work environment and work with students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. Apply now!
The Book Arts position will involve teaching multi-level classes 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. Principal duties include a demonstrated proficiency in multiple area of expertise such as digital print technologies (for example laser cutter, 3D printed type, CNC router, polymer plate making, digital drawing), hand book binding, letterpress, hand papermaking and printmaking. Consideration will be given to candidates who have a background in digital print practices, and the ability to teach across Printmaking disciplines.
The Painting & Drawing position offers the opportunity to work within an internationally known 2D program that integrates comprehensive technical training with a rigorous critical approach to the material. The course content promotes an understanding of contemporary and historical painting and drawing practices as well as the theoretical premises pertinent to furthering the student’s intellectual and creative development. Courses taught might include: Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Painting, Life Drawing, Intermediate and Advanced Drawing and Color.
The Woodworking position offers the opportunity to work within an internationally known wood program that integrates comprehensive technical training with a rigorous critical approach to the material. The wood facility is a 5000 square foot space with a classroom, office, separate graduate student studios, two machine rooms, a finishing/spray room, and a dedicated visiting artist work-space with an office. The facility includes a complete complement of power equipment and hand tools. A CNC router and laser engravers are accessible in other work areas within the Art Department.