The University of Iowa Center for the Book (UICB) invites applications for a 50% faculty member in Papermaking , for a two-year, non-tenure track, Lecturer or Associate Professor of Instruction/Practice faculty position, beginning August 2020.
The UICB seeks a faculty member with a demonstrated expertise in papermaking and related processes to teach in our Book Arts Studio Area. The teaching load is 2:2 and includes introductory and upper-level graduate courses. Classes may include Islamic/Asian Papermaking; European Papermaking; Paperworks; Advanced Papermaking Production; Advanced Projects in Paper.
Additional responsibilities include: participate fully with student mentorship and studio oversight; oversee students and maintain the UICB Paper Research & Production Facility on the Oakdale Campus; collaborate with faculty colleagues on pedagogical aspects of the UICB curriculum; participate in service that contributes to the overall mission of the UICB.
The ideal candidate will have a strong conceptual, historical, and technical background in hand papermaking, and will be well-versed in a wide range of papermaking processes. They will be capable of teaching within and developing the current graduate curricula. The candidate's record will show evidence of a promising program of creative development. To facilitate professional development, the Oakdale Papermaking Facility is also available to use for personal studio work.
This is a two-year, grant funded position with a possible extension contingent on funding. The UICB is committed to procuring the needed funding for this position; the stabilization of a faculty position in papermaking is a high priority.
Salary range is $31,000 - $36,000 commensurate with experience and credentials, and includes a benefits package. Opportunities for summer teaching are available.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.