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[BKARTS] Job announcement: UICB Printer-in-Residence, 2007-08; deadline May 10




The University of Iowa Center for the Book invites applications for a
Printer-in-Residence position for the academic year 2007-08. A
certificate-granting graduate program that also serves undergraduates,
the UICB seeks a fine letterpress printer for a nine-month academic
appointment starting August 2007. Responsibilities include teaching two
courses (one in the fall and one in the spring), completed production of
a proposed fine press or artist's book edition while in residence (two
copies of which will go to the Center), production of ephemera or other
short projects with student assistance, and studio oversight. The
applicant should have an MFA or equivalent, significant letterpress
printing experience, and a substantial fine press literary or artist's
book exhibition or publication record. The printer-in-residence will be
provided a Vandercook SP-20 press, storage and work space within a
studio shared among UICB adjunct instructors, as well as a project
budget to assist in financing the proposed book project. Teaching
experience required, and knowledge of Vandercook operation and general
maintenance required. Experience with academic teaching, polymer plate
production, and nontraditional relief print processes desired. 


Salary for nine-month appointment: $36,000, with health and dental
insurance.  The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minorities are strongly
encouraged to apply.  Please send a letter of application, curriculum
vitae, a book proposal (including a detailed project description,
estimated edition size, and production schedule with timeline for
completion), a portfolio of personal work (slides or cd accepted, 20
images maximum), images of student work if available, and the names of
three professional references, to Matthew P. Brown, Printer-in-Residence
Search Committee, 308 EPB, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 52242.
Applications received by May 10, 2007 will be given priority, with
review continued until position is filled.


UICB press facilities: two letterpress studios, one used as a classroom
and a second for professional and advanced student work. There are three
SP20's, an SP 15 and a Universal 1; an assortment of monotype book
faces, wood display type, photopolymer plate maker, and wash out unit.
The letterpress shop also has a computer lab with 5 iMacs, a black and
white laser printer, and a large format color inkjet printer. There is a
well-equipped student bindery and student papermaking facility.


For more information about the UICB, visit our website at:



Matthew P. Brown

Assistant Professor, English/UICB

Director, The UI Center for the Book



EPB 308, University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA  52242

phone: (319) 335-0454

fax: (319) 335-2535

email: matthew-p-brown@xxxxxxxxx



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