Assistant Professor, Clinical/Lecturer-Track Faculty - Studio Art - Foundations - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Clinical/Lecture-Track Faculty hold renewable term positions that are not tenure earning. The successful applicant will teach Drawing I and Design I. Other responsibilities include: advising and mentoring undergraduate students; facilities management; serving at the department, college and university levels; community outreach and program recruitment. We seek an individual that is committed to teaching within the context of a department dedicated to engaged learning, undergraduate and graduate research, and contemporary art practice.

The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Alabama invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track position for a Clinical/Lecture Track Faculty position in Studio Art Foundations, beginning August 2015. This position emphasizes teaching and service and carries no expectation of research. The initial contract is for three years with the potential to be renewed. This position is eligible for promotion to Associate and Full CLTF Professor.

We invite applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence. Application materials should focus on drawing and 2D design, but may include 3-D skills, and/or emerging areas like installation, digital, or performance art. The teaching portfolio should indicate that the candidate is well-versed in methods and theories of studio art instruction, and familiar with the social, political, and cultural concerns of today’s classroom.

Required qualifications:
- M.F.A. or PhD. in any studio art discipline
- Minimum one year of college-level teaching experience as instructor of record (GTA experience will be considered)
- Demonstrated teaching experience at the introductory/foundations level
- Demonstrated familiarity with traditional and contemporary approaches to teaching studio foundations

Additional Position Information

The Department of Art and Art History offers the BA and MA degrees in Art History and the BA, BFA, MA and MFA degrees in Studio Art. Important University teaching resources include the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, the Sella-Granata Gallery, and the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art.

The University of Alabama, the state’s flagship public research university, is located in Tuscaloosa, about 50 miles southwest of Birmingham. UA’s enrollment is diverse, drawing from the state of Alabama, the Southeast region, and the nation, and increasingly from around the world. Total enrollment exceeds 33,500 students and continued growth is projected for the coming years.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Step 1 – Candidates for this position must visit The University of Alabama website at to initiate an application and upload the following materials:

1. Cover letter addressing qualifications

2. Curriculum vita

3. Statement of teaching philosophy specific to foundations

4. Artist statement

5. Contact information for three professional references
 (upload to other document 1 tab)

6. Image list for all images indicating size, date, and media
 (upload to other document 2 tab)

7. Sample syllabi for Drawing I and Design I or 2D Design (upload to other document 3 tab)

8. Sample lectures/assignments for (PowerPoints, handouts, etc.)(upload to other document 4 tab

Step 2 – In addition, applicants should send the following directly to the Department of Art and Art History.

On CD:
1. A folder containing 10-15 digital images of professional work

2. A folder containing 20-40 digital images of student work

Digital images should be formatted as JPEG (.jpg) files. Individual files should not be larger than 2 MB.

Foundations Search Committee
The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History
103 Garland Hall Box #870270
Tuscaloosa, AL
35487- 0270

Review of applications will begin January 6 and continue until the position is filled.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • ART
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Digital Arts
  • Multimedia, Animation, Video Game
  • Other Fine & Applied Arts
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter