Wells College Victor Hammer Fellowship

The Wells Book Arts Center is pleased to begin accepting applications for the seventh Victor Hammer Fellowship in the Book Arts. The successful applicant will have extensive experience in hand bookbinding and letterpress printing, as well as a proven commitment to promoting the book arts through education or community involvement. The ideal applicant will have an MFA or certificate in Book Arts or a related field. This one-year fellowship has the possibility of renewal for an additional year.

The essential duties of this fellowship are to teach two classes per semester (an introductory bookbinding course as well as upper level courses in bookbinding and/or letterpress printing,) to assist with a variety of Book Arts Center projects and the Wells Book Arts Summer Institute. In addition, the fellow is expected to produce an independent body of work, copies of which will be donated to the Center. Benefits include an apprenticeship at the press and letterfoundry of Michael and Winifred Bixler in Skaneateles, New York, an annual stipend of $32,000, access to Book Arts Center supplies, and a medical insurance package.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a complete CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference and 15 digital images of recent work. All applications should arrive at Wells by March 21, 2011. Please submit applications to:

Wells Book Arts Center

Victor Hammer Fellowship Search

170 Main Street

Aurora, New York 13026

Please include a S.A.S.E. with adequate postage if you wish to have application materials returned to you.

Finalists will be informed of their status by March 29th at which point we will set up interviews. Please direct all questions about the fellowship to the Wells Book Arts Center at [email protected] or by calling 315.364.3420 between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 EST.

The new Fellow will be announced on April 5.

Wells College actively seeks to diversify faculty and encourages candidates to apply who can further expand the program through multicultural approaches. EOE

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