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Apply online via careers.umich.edu, submitting the following materials combined as a single pdf file: 
1) a cover letter outlining qualifications, 
2) a detailed resume/CV, and 
3) a link to samples of student work as documentation of teaching excellence relevant to the course. Links or other references to scholarship/research/creative practice may be referenced or embedded in the cover letter or resume/CV, or included as a separate page in the single pdf file.

Job Summary

The Stamps School of Art & Design invites applications for a Lecturer I position for the Fall 2021 semester (August 30 – December 31, 2021) to teach the following 3-credit studio courses:

ARTDES 115 – Studio: 2D
Days/Times:  
Sec. 001 - Mondays & Wednesdays 8:30a-10:45a | Modality - In-Person
Sec. 003 - Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00a-1:15p | Modality - In-Person
Sec. 012 - Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30p-7:45p | Modality - In-Person

Studio 2D focuses on developing the basic visual skills used by artists and designers working creatively in two dimensions. Conceived as a broad-based, integrative approach to learning as well as making, this entry-level studio will sensitize students to processes of visual perception, two-dimensional construction and its potential for visual expression and communication. Working with point, line, shape, value, color, texture, and pattern, students are introduced to the form, language, vocabulary, concepts and principles associated with organizing two-dimensional compositions. Projects emphasize the generation of image-based work, the organization and analysis of pictorial space and their implications for historical and contemporary meaning. Analog, digital, and lens-based media will be employed.

Classes begin Monday August 30, 2021.

The preferred employment fraction for this position is 1.0 FTE, with the selected candidate teaching the 3 sections noted. However, candidates interested in a partial appointment may be considered, and should indicate their interest in a partial appointment in their cover letter.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in art, design, or comparable field.
  • Minimum 1 year college-level teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and oversee students in understanding and using fundamental elements of 2D visual expression including point, line, shape, plane, value, color; and 2D principles including texture, pattern, module, rhythm, proportion, scale, symmetry and hierarchy. Ability to use a range of materials, processes, and tools including photography, Photoshop, Illustrator, and digital laser cutting.  
  • Record of active creative work, scholarship, research and/or industry or other relevant professional engagement.
  • Ability to assess student work in a timely and effective manner.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eleventh day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.