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Affiliate Instructor - Art and Design (Letterpress + Book Arts)

Bradley University

Bradley University

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Affiliate Faculty, Art and Design (Letterpress + Book Arts)


Art and Design

The Department of Art and Design, within The Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts at Bradley University, seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service in the area of Letterpress and Book Arts. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Required: Experience in Letterpress Printing and contemporary aesthetics and practices in book arts; including composing and printing metal type and photopolymer plates, experience using a Vandercook or similar cylinder proofing press, demonstrated skills in hand bookbinding and construction techniques for artists’ books.

Also desirable: Experience in other relief-printing techniques, graphic design and typography, or digital printing and photographic books.

Ability to execute the operations of lifting and handling drawers of metal type and operating equipment including presses.

This is an in-person studio course, offered each Fall semester, but could be expanded to the Spring semester also, if popular.

Required Education

MFA in Art/Design (or a closely related field), OR, equivalent related industry background. Some higher education teaching background is desirable but not required.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a curriculum vitae, and link(s) to their portfolio or website showing at least ten (10) works, and, if possible, examples of student work. Please upload all documents at the time of initial application.

If you need help applying, or have further questions, please contact Gary Will (gwill@fsmail.bradley.edu)

To ensure full consideration, application material should be received by JUNE 30th, 2024. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Applications to this posting are maintained as a pool for consideration of appointments that may become available during the 2024-2025 academic year, and beyond.

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon satisfactory criminal background check.

As part of the endowed Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, the Department of Art and Design is accredited by the National Association of Art & Design, (NASAD). The Department has approximately 100 majors, 40+ minors, and is housed in the Heuser Art Center. With (BFA/BA/BS) undergraduate concentrations in Painting, Drawing, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Art History (BA), and Art Education as well as an MA/MFA program, the facility houses a 1200 sq. ft. gallery and 3 floors of studio spaces, photography darkrooms and a 60-seat lecture hall. Graphic Design courses are taught in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center, a multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art facility housing multi-purpose media labs, videoconference facilities, digital audio and video editing facilities, and high-end interactive-media-equipped classrooms. Peoria is located midway between Chicago and St. Louis. A locally active arts community includes ballet, symphony, and theater. The region supports the Riverfront Museum, the Peoria art Guild and the Contemporary Art Center. Peoria is home to a range of design and marketing agencies as well as several companies with international operations and major medical facilities.

For additional information about the Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts and the Department of Art visit: www.bradley.edu/academic/colleges/cfa/ and www.bradley.edu/academic/departments/art/

Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois. Visit www.bradley.edu for additional information about the University.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.