Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis — Kenneth E. Tyler Chair in Printmaking

Position: Kenneth E. Tyler Chair in Printmaking
Institution: Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI
Rank: Tenure-track
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Appointment: Beginning August 2022
Application deadline: Preference given to applications received by January 31, 2022

Full-Time Faculty (Endowed Chair) Position in Printmaking
Herron School of Art and Design invites applications for the Kenneth E. Tyler Chair in Printmaking to begin August 2022. The endowed Chair position provides a unique opportunity to build upon the school’s rich history of advancing the study and practice of printmaking. 

Kenneth E. Tyler is an internationally renowned master printer whose collaboration with artists during the second half of the 20th century categorically redefined the medium of printmaking. Mr. Tyler is a distinguished alumnus of Herron’s printmaking program who graduated with a Master of Art Education in 1963; and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Indiana University in 2005. 

With this position, we will build upon the strong history of our school’s printmaking program by providing the tools and resources for those committed to advancing the field and the study of Printmaking. The ideal candidate will have an emerging national or international reputation in the field with a demonstrated commitment to building a truly rich and unique learning environment for advancing contemporary art and printmaking practices. If the candidate is a promising but not yet nationally recognized printmaker, they can be named “Kenneth E. Tyler Scholar” until the appropriate rank and reputation are achieved.

The endowed Chair’s position is supported annually through discretionary funds for research, graduate research assistance, library resources and acquisitions, and other assets needed to advance one’s professional practice and to support a creative and innovative printmaking program in the spirit of Mr. Tyler’s vision and desire to constantly advance the study of printmaking.

The Herron School of Art and Design and Indiana University are committed to diversity. We seek excellent candidates with a demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of a diverse community and pedagogical awareness. Diversity, in all its forms, is welcome at IUPUI including a broad range of ability, age, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic and academic experience, and veteran status. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an overall commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. 

Printmaking Program Profile
Herron’s Printmaking program provides students with an array of printmaking experiences that combine and connect the field’s strong traditional methods and processes with new and emerging technologies. Located in Eskenazi Hall, Herron’s printmaking facilities include well-equipped studios for lithography, etching, silkscreen, letterpress and book arts. Our expansive print shop provides everything students need to develop their research and craft, including a darkroom and a computer lab with large-format printing capabilities. 

Herron offers a BFA in Printmaking as well as a Minor in Book Arts. Students learn various processes for producing handmade prints, including lithography, intaglio, silkscreen, letterpress, monotype, relief, paper and book making, as well as digital applications for printing and for generating multiples. Herron’s MFA in visual art offers the opportunity for graduate students to delve into creative research that crosses studio areas and disciplines, critical dialogue, and contemporary art and theory within the setting of Indiana’s premier urban public research university.


  • Create a learning community where students can flourish and grow
  • Engage students in practices and dialogue that are relevant within the context of contemporary art
  • Develop and teach courses that expand knowledge and experience and support student success
  • Actively contribute to student recruitment and advising
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community and socially engaged practices including community engaged pedagogy
  • Passionately pursue scholarly, creative, and professional research activities
  • Further the mission of the School and University through service and participation in committees and departmental events
  • Contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or unique set of experiences that expands the intellectual conversation of the field

Education Requirement: MFA in Printmaking or Visual/Studio Art


  • At least five years post-graduate university-level teaching experience in printmaking
  • Knowledge of contemporary practices and theoretical frameworks pertinent to contemporary art and printmaking
  • Knowledge in digital/photo applications relevant to printmaking and studio fine arts
  • Knowledge in traditional printmaking processes as well as alternative printmaking media
  • Comprehensive teaching experience demonstrated at all levels in either lithography or intaglio, or both, with an invested teaching record in one or more of the following: silkscreen, woodcut & monotype, letterpress, or book arts
  • Demonstrated ability to work with colleagues from across the school, campus, and community
  • Ability to effectively mentor undergraduate and graduate research and capability to teach in other areas such as Foundation Studies, drawing, or in courses that advance digital applications and technologies
  • Demonstrated achievement at the national/international level in the area of Research/Creative Activities 

In addition to a solid grounding in printmaking, the ideal candidate will have a record of disseminated scholarship in one or more of the following: research; creative activity; teaching; service. Key areas of interest to the department include:

  • Commitment to community and socially engaged practices
  • Identity diversity, social cognitive theory, and inclusivity
  • Interest and knowledge in developing learning experiences for students in community engagement projects
  • A record of contributions to and participation in the broader print community
  • A strong innovator in the field of printmaking with an established exhibition record

Interested applicants should submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Professional portfolio (submitted as “Other” on application website)
  • Samples of student work (submitted as “Other 2” on application website)
  • Provide a statement that describes how your research, teaching, and/or service has contributed or will contribute to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion, considered integral to the institution and the intellectual work of faculty
  • Three references are required at time of application. Once you submit, your first three references will be notified via our system with directions on how to electronically submit their recommendation letters online. An additional three recommendation letters are required from another three references after final candidates are identified

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022; open until filled
Applications received by January 31, 2022 will receive priority review. The position will begin in August 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience and IU offers competitive benefits; information about which can be viewed at 

Application Procedures
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About Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI
Founded in 1902, Herron School of Art and Design is the premier accredited professional art and design school in the state of Indiana and is part of the thriving urban campus of IUPUI.  Herron has more than 30 full-time faculty serving 11 undergraduate and three graduate programs and a curriculum that prepares graduates to be leaders in a world that requires a unique combination of creativity, conceptual skills, and technical abilities. Herron is fully accredited by NASAD.

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About the Campus
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is located in the heart of a metropolitan area of more than two million people, the state’s capitol and a vibrant business, arts museum and cultural community. With 30,000 students from 49 states and 122 countries, and more than 200 academic programs, the campus is among the Top 10 “up and coming” universities in US World and News Report’s ranking, earning national recognition as a model for urban higher education for the 21st century. IUPUI is committed to serving the need of both non-traditional and traditional students.  For more information about IUPUI, visit 

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination which includes contact information. 

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