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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 course:

ARTDES 100 - Drawing: Observation
Days/Times: 
Sec. 012 - Mondays & Wednesday, 5:30p-7:45p | Modality: In-Person

This is one of two foundation drawing studio courses that introduce students to the fundamentals of drawing, perceptive seeing and visual thinking. It promotes respect for drawing as a critical component of visual expression as well as a platform for intellectual inquiry and communication. The course affirms the role of the human hand in effecting the convergence between thought and making, preparing students to consider more complex, mediated approaches as their practice matures. This entry-level studio course will sensitize students to processes of visual perception and observation, two-dimensional composition and its potential for visual expression and communication. Working with point, line, value, and texture, projects explore the image-making possibilities of pictorial space including observational studies, the representation of form, perspective systems as well as the expressive potential of mark making. A variety of drawing media and processes will be employed.

Classes begin Monday, August 30, 2021.

The employment fraction for this position is .33 FTE.

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 working with observational drawing approaches, including perspective systems, volumetric drawing, pictorial space, close observation, scale and proportion, and the human figure.
  • 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.