Job Announcement – Arizona State University

Assistant Professor of Book Arts, School of Art
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an exceptional artist in the area of Book Arts for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level beginning fall 2015.

This position will strengthen the well-established and highly ranked program in printmaking in the School of Art. The program includes instruction in the book arts and other forms of traditional processes while actively embracing alternative materials and methods that cross boundaries with other disciplines. The program has a strong history of collaboration that includes the atelier-like Print Research Facility, the Native American community based Map(ing) project, and the publishing imprint, Pyracantha Press. The seven well-equipped studios include one of the nation’s largest collections of metal type. The School of Art seeks candidates with expertise in the area of book arts and knowledge of the depth and range of book arts practices with a commitment to diversity, the capacity to work across artistic and academic disciplines and the ability to grow dynamic degree programs. More information about the program is available at

The successful candidate is expected to pursue a research agenda related to their expertise in book arts and actively participate in the MFA and BFA degree programs in the school. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence in teaching with the ability to formulate and instruct a variety of course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including studio and seminar courses, courses for and including non-art majors, and mentor undergraduates and graduates. Additional responsibilities include studio maintenance, budgeting, oversight of safe studio practices, and service to the School of Art and curricular program.
Required Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts degree or equivalent terminal degree, strong evidence of research and professional activity in a book arts practice, and university teaching experience.

Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated potential to achieve national or international recognition in creative research and/or scholarship; evidence of ability to teach classes in additional areas that might include letterpress, relief printing, papermaking, digital techniques, collaborative printing, typography, bookbinding; experience in and/or collaboration on the publishing of limited edition books or prints; record of community outreach.

Instructions to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest addressing creative research, teaching and work experience. Include curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, two course syllabi and evidence of creative work in the form of twenty images (.jpg format, 1200 max. pixel width), with a separate image list. Ten separate images of student work are encouraged.

Applications by e-mail are preferred; submit all materials to:

Applications sent via mail must be addressed to:
Chair, School of Art Search Committee, Book Arts
c/o Denise Sparks, Specialist to the Director,
School of Art
PO Box 871505
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-1505

Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned.

Application Deadline: Deadline is December 23, 2014; If not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.


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