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Bookbinding Faculty Position



Folks,
This is the complete text of the position we intend to fill for the fall
of 1998. Please pass this along to those who would be interested. Steve
Miller

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
M.F.A. IN THE BOOK ARTS PROGRAM
SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES, COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION
FACULTY POSITION

The School of Library and Information Studies, College of Communication,
at The University of Alabama invites applications and nominations for a
tenure-earning assistant professor position to begin Fall 1998. The
primary responsibilities of this position will be in teaching a full
sequence of bookbinding courses in the 60 credit hour, accredited M.F.A.
in the Book Arts Program.

qualifications: M.F.A. and teaching experience preferred.

responsibilities: An applicant should have a wide variety of bookbinding
experience, including strong bench skills, and the ability and desire to
practice and teach master's level courses in a number of the following
areas: edition binding, boxmaking, protective containers, decorative
paper techniques, Eastern binding styles, alternative binding
structures, historical binding structures, vellum/leather work, and
curating/mounting book arts exhibitions. Other related areas of
expertise are desirable. The applicant will be responsible for teaching
and continued development of the bookbinding area of our craft-oriented
book arts program, with its strong literary focus. An applicant should
be interested in collaborative book work with colleagues, and will be
expected to create bookbindings and publish/exhibit widely. Significant
activity as a bookbinder, and a growing record in publication/exhibition
is required. The position also involves serving on faculty committees,
advising students, and participating collegially as one of twelve
faculty members.

compensation: Mid-thirties, for a nine month appointment, with a
generous benefits package.

eeo/aa: Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

environment: The 19,000 student University of Alabama is located near
the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa, AL, an area of some 150,000
people, 50 miles from Birmingham and within easy driving distance from
Atlanta, New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, the Gulf Coast, and the Great
Smoky Mountains. Tuscaloosa's business community is diverse and enjoys a
strong cooperative relationship with the University. Major employees
include the JVC Corporation, Mercedes Benz, among others, and a thriving
commercial and financial climate make the University and its environs
particularly attractive. There is an active arts community and a rich
history, enhanced by diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Please send letter of application and resume, including names and
addresses of three references to:

Professor Steve Miller, Chair
Faculty Search Committee
School of Library and Information Studies
The University of Alabama
Box 870252
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0252
205.348.1525

A portfolio may be requested at a later date. The Committee will review
applications beginning November 15, 1997, and will continue until the
position is filled. For further information about the Book Arts Program,
and the School of Library and Information Studies, visit our website at
http://www.slis.ua.edu/book.html.


THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER
Steve Miller
MFA in the Book Arts Program
The University of Alabama, 205.348.1525
http://www.slis.ua.edu/book.html, smiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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