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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 391 - Professional Practice
Days/Times: Sec. 001 - Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:00p-4:15p | Modality - Online

This course - designed to meet the needs of artists and designers - introduces students to relevant career opportunities and equips them with the skills and materials to pursue those opportunities. The course structure will include a series of practical engagements and lively conversations with recent alums and art & design professionals, as students expand their knowledge of professional opportunities in art and design. Stu­dents will research intern­ships, employ­ment, free­lance and entre­pre­neur­ial ven­tures, exhi­bi­tions, per­for­mances and cre­ative res­i­den­cies. Students will engage with essen­tial con­fi­dence build­ing tools includ­ing devel­op­ing pro­fes­sional net­works and cre­ative com­mu­nity, hon­ing port­fo­lios, resumes and cor­re­spon­dence, craft­ing well con­sid­ered web pres­ences, and sharp­en­ing inter­view and pre­sen­ta­tion skills. Basics related to freelance and financial lit­er­acy will also be covered.

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 knowledge of professional practices in art and in design; ability to teach and oversee students in developing career opportunities related to their individual goals; researching and identifying internships, freelance practices, employment opportunities, entrepreneurial ventures, exhibitions, performances, and residency opportunities. Ability to work collaboratively with students to build professional networks, creative communities, as well as promotional materials such as web presences, portfolios, resumes, and correspondence skills. Ability to rehearse and develop interview and presentation skills with students. Competence in freelance practices and financial literacy.   
  • 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.