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Faculty - Lecturer - Painting/Drawing, 2D Design
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Feb. 26, 2020
Title Faculty - Lecturer - Painting/Drawing, 2D Design
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Art & Design Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty - Lecturer - Painting/Drawing, 2D Design

Position Category: Faculty - Non Tenure Track (FT)


The Art & Design Department at Utah Valley University invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in Painting/Drawing to begin August 2020. We are seeking a visionary and collaborative artist/educator who will be responsible for: teaching undergraduate courses in the Painting/Drawing area with particular emphasis in 2D design. The position, under the area coordinator, serves in a responsible role in managing all sections of 2D Design courses and makes recommendations in teaching assignments and curriculum development. Must be able to teach traditional observational skills through non-objective and other contemporary approaches. Skills in teaching all undergraduate levels of drawing/mixed media, oil and acrylic painting are required. Skills in printmaking media, figure drawing/painting, and/or watercolor are desirable. Must have active exhibition record. The position also participates in mentoring students, development of curricula within the area. The candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, as well as to teaching diverse learners and modeling inclusive practices.

Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, & 12 paid holidays.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited institution with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. ABD will be accepted if completed by June 30, 2020.
  • Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content.
  • Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of art history, art criticism and theory
  • Knowledge of principles and elements of 2D Design
  • Knowledge in art studio practices relevant to Painting/Drawing area courses
  • Knowledge in student management, motivation and evaluation techniques

  • Skills as a practicing artist in Painting/Drawing area related media
  • Skills in Painting/Drawing theory and pedagogy
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Skills in interpersonal relationships, problem-solving and decision-making

  • Ability to relate well with students and colleagues.
  • Ability to evaluate student work effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to apply appropriate technology in classroom teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

One to Three years of university-level teaching experience preferred.
Evidence of active performance as an artist including peer-reviewed exhibitions, residencies, commissions, etc.
Experience teaching/working in linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse settings desirable.

Physical Requirements:


Benefits Summary:

Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, & 12 paid holidays.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $47,000 - $55,000

Advertisement Number: FAC62118 Art/Visual Communications Faculty

Open Date: 12/10/2019

Review Start Date: 01/31/2019

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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