The Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for part-time, temporary, lecturer positions. This posting establishes a pool of lecturers who will be selected on an as-needed basis annually. Applications will remain in the lecturer pool for three academic years (2020/21 - 2022/23). Admission to the pool does not guarantee employment.
The Department of Art is committed to building an intellectually vibrant, culturally inclusive, and academically diverse department. We seek energetic colleagues with a strong professional record and expertise in one or more of our art practices who will teach courses that cannot be staffed by faculty or graduate students. We welcome artists who are open to cross-disciplinary teaching, who foster dynamic and inclusive learning, and incorporate traditional and non-traditional approaches to art.
Lecturers in the Department of Art work with non-majors, BA, BFA, and on occasion MFA students enrolled in courses. In some circumstances, lecturers may provide service to the department. Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
Lecturer (Job code 9753i)
Located in the Twin Cities
Base salary is $5,100 per course for lecturers who have not taught previously in the department
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Teach undergraduate and on occasion graduate students in assigned course(s)
Hold office hours to assist students
Supervise teaching assistant(s)
Provide demonstrations and critiques
Assist students in studios and labs
Grade assignments and submit grades
Participate in relevant departmental meetings
Based on appointment, provide service to the department
Class size varies from 10 to 24 students in studio-based courses and up to 105 students in lecture courses with teaching assistant support
MFA in art, extensive professional recognition and experience in art, or Ph.D. in Theory and/or Critical Practices where applicable. The MFA is the terminal degree in art. However, the department may accept documented equivalency in lieu of a degree. The following may be considered in lieu of an MFA degree:
Advanced studies at a foreign school that does not award MFA degrees
Extended advanced study with recognized artists in the field
Professional achievement that provides a depth of knowledge in the field comparable to an MFA degree. This might include evaluations by distinguished peers in the field, which would state that, because of an exhibition record and professional achievement, the applicant has the equivalent of an MFA.
Practicing artist in the area(s) to which you are applying
Evidence of a current exhibition record and professional level of accomplishment in the area(s) to which you are applying
University or college-level teaching experience
Proven experience teaching across more than one area of study
Internal Number: 333767
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