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[BKARTS] Tenure Track Faculty Position in Paper/Book Arts



Tenure Track Faculty Position in Paper/Book Arts
Department of Interdisciplinary Arts Department
Columbia College Chicago

The Interdisciplinary Arts Department of Columbia College Chicago invites
applications for a tenure track, graduate faculty appointment in Paper/Book
arts. Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of over 12,000
undergraduate and graduate students, emphasizing arts, media, and
communications in a liberal arts setting, and the Interdisciplinary Arts is
a graduate only department that offers three degrees: an MA in
Interdisciplinary Arts, an MFA in Book and Paper Arts, and an MFA in
Interdisciplinary Arts and Media.
 
The Master of Fine Arts in Book and Paper provides a balance of studio
practice with critical and theoretical dialogue.  Throughout the experience,
students are encouraged to explore new lines of investigation in their
field, and to assess their work in a contemporary context, while maintaining
a commitment to art making.  The MFA in Book and Paper is dedicated to
training artists to use the book arts broadly and to create art in creative
and innovative ways.
 
Responsibilities include: overseeing and directing one of the finest
papermaking facilities in an academic setting; teaching three classes a
semester in papermaking and book arts related subjects, for example,
artists' books, bookbinding, or printing; contributing to curriculum
development; performing graduate student advising; and working
collaboratively and consultatively with the staff of the Center for Book and
Paper Arts.
 
Qualifications include an M.F.A. in papermaking, book arts, or a related
studio discipline, a strong exhibition record with national exposure,
experience with curriculum development, a demonstrated ability to work
collaboratively, experience teaching graduate students, and a track record
of thinking and working broadly within the book arts.
 
If you're interested, please send a cover letter, CV, artist's statement,
samples of personal artwork, list of courses taught, and the names of three
references to: Michelle Citron, Chair, Interdisciplinary Arts Department,
Columbia College Chicago, 624 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605.  No phone
calls please. Questions should be directed to: Michelle Citron
mcitron@xxxxxxxxxx Application deadline is January 15, 2008.
 
Columbia College Chicago encourages female, GLBT, disabled, international
and minority classified individuals to apply for all positions.  No phone
calls, please. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits
package.  For more information, visit our web site at: www.colum.edu
 
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