Assistant Professor in Print and Publication Arts

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) 

Santa Barbara, CA

Assistant Professor in Print and Publication Arts

Job #JPF01540

  • College of Letters & Science - Humanities and Fine Arts - Art


Open date: August 16th, 2019

Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Art at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time tenure track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the broadly defined area of Artists' Print beginning July 1, 2020.

We seek an accomplished artist with expertise in analog and digital print processes in the production of singular and editioned works that may include prints, artists' publications, online projects and digital/expanded drawing.

The position encourages exploration at the intersections of hand-craft and machine-craft, visual communication, social engagement, new narratives, mixed media, public practice, lens and screen-based work. The position includes oversight and development of a lively digital (2D & 3D) and analog print labs with staff, and offers potential for the development of collaborative projects and publications with artists, writers and researchers across campus and beyond. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, service, and their practice/research.

The successful candidate will have a clearly articulated creative practice and a strong interest in and knowledge of contemporary art/art discourse in an increasingly globalized context; will participate in curriculum development and teach a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses ranging from hands-on studio classes to advanced seminars and large lecture classes.

Candidates must have an MFA or an equivalent terminal degree from another country (MA or PhD in Art Practice), as well as extensive exhibition and/or publication in the field; with demonstrated excellence in practice, research, and teaching to complement the department’s strengths in art-making and theory/criticism (see The department has strong historic ties to independent undergraduate research, including through the College of Creative Studies, and to new media research through the Media Arts Technology graduate program. In addition, there is ample scope for inter- and intra-campus collaborations with colleagues in other departments both at UCSB and across the University of California system.

Applicants with a strong commitment to teaching with a minimum of three years as an instructor of record at the college level are preferred.

To apply:
Application and all materials should be submitted electronically via
For primary consideration apply by January 7, 2020.
The online application will require:

  1. A cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae including full contact information (resume)
  3. A research/creative philosophy statement
  4. A teaching statement
  5. Three sample syllabi or teaching outlines (2 realized & 1 speculative)
  6. A document with links to project documentation and publications (20 samples of artwork)
  7. Three to five letters of reference

We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

Inquiries about your application may be directed to: [email protected] . The subject line of the email must clearly state the position and job number(JPF01540) for which the applicant is applying. This position is open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Santa Barbara , CA


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research/creative Philosophy
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Overflow Documents (Optional)
  • Syllabus or teaching outlines (realized or potential)
  • Syllabus or teaching outlines (realized or potential)
  • Syllabus or teaching outlines (realized or potential)
  • Document with links to project documentation and publications - 20 samples of artwork

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required


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