Non-Tenure Track (Open Rank) Specialized Faculty
School of Art & Design
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications to fill one or more open-rank, non-tenure-track faculty appointments (up to 100% time for up to 9 months). Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level courses for the School of Art & Design in one or more instructional fields, mentor and oversee Graduate Teaching Assistants as needed, meet with instructors of other sections when appropriate. These appointments may be eligible for renewal at the School’s discretion.
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Current positions available include the following nine-month positions:
• Adjunct Lecturer/Lecturer, Studio Art, New Media: Time Arts, Image Practice, Interaction. This appointment is for one year and will include teaching at least two courses each in the fall and spring semesters. Time-based media (video production and editing, animation, and audio. Digital image making (basic concepts of digital images, digital montage/collage, digital workflows. Interactive media (computational processes, interface aesthetics, and narrative/paper prototyping).
• Lecturer in Graphic Design: Graphic Design Toolbox, Typographic Practice, Typographic Systems, Interaction Design Foundation, Type and Image, Advanced Interaction Design, Interaction Design, and Introduction to Graphic Design. This appointment is for one year and will include teaching at least two courses each in the fall and spring semesters.
• Adjunct Lecturer in Studio Art, Painting: ARTS 251 - Beginning Painting, ARTS 299 - Special Topics in Studio Art. This appointment is for one year and will include teaching one class in the fall and spring semesters. The fall course, Beginning Painting, will include instruction of basic color theory and indirect and direct painting techniques in either oil or watercolor paint. The spring course, Special Topics in Studio Art, will include instruction of a topic or method(s) specific to the instructor’s creative practice/research.
Other part-time position in other disciplines may become available. This announcement will be updated as those opportunities become available.
• Adjunct Lecturer/Lecturer, Studio New Media: Terminal degree in studio art, new media, or related field; experience working with video, audio, and digital image making as tools for art making. Experience teaching time-based media to undergraduate students is required. Candidates should have working knowledge of histories and theories of time-based art and media (including some combination of contemporary art, cinema, new media, design, sound art, music). Candidates should possess a demonstrated record of professional accomplishments and be in dialogue with contemporary discourse, particularly as it relates to practice or pedagogy. An excellent working knowledge of appropriate software is required.
• Lecturer in Graphic Design: Terminal degree in graphic design, or related field; experience working with digital image-making, graphic communication, and design research. Experience teaching graphic design-related courses to undergraduate students is required. Candidates should have a working knowledge of theories and practice of graphic design. Candidates should possess a demonstrated record of professional accomplishments and be in dialogue with contemporary discourse, particularly as it relates to design practice or pedagogy. Excellent working knowledge of appropriate software is required.
• Adjunct Lecturer in Studio Art, Painting: BFA or Terminal Degree in Studio , painting of related field; experience teaching painting to undergraduate students is required.
Preferred Qualifications (All Positions):
Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in a field relevant to the intended field of instruction. A record of accomplishments in practice or in the profession and in dialog with contemporary discourse in the discipline, particularly as relates to practice or pedagogy.
Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.
Proposed Starting Dates:
9-month appointments: August 16, 2022
Fall-semester appointments: August 16, 2022
Spring-semester appointments: January 1, 2023
For full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by July 1, 2022 for appointments starting in Fall 2022, and October 1, 2022 for any Spring 2023 vacancies. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu (Job ID 167354). Only candidate profiles submitted through the jobs.illinois.edu application portal will be considered. To be considered complete, your submission must include the following:
1. Cover Letter (please indicate which position you are applying for)
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and complete contact information for three references
4. Portfolio of professional work (up to 20 images).
Please submit items 1 -3 as a single, multi-page, letter-size PDF (NOT an Acrobat “PDF portfolio”) using the naming convention of “lastname_docs.pdf”. Portfolios should be submitted as a separate PDF using the naming convention of “lastname_portfolio.pdf”.
Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position.
The School of Art & Design distinguishes itself, as part of a preeminent public research university, through its leadership in visual literacy, design thinking, critical inquiry, and material problem solving. The school offers undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in Art Education, Art History, Crafts, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, New Media, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture. The future of design at Illinois will also include the Siebel Center for Design for outreach, education, and experimentation in design for students in fields within and outside the arts.
University of Illinois
As a part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois, the School of Art & Design offers ready opportunity for collaborations with Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for Performing Arts, and with active departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Dance, Theater, and Music. The University of Illinois is strongly international, and recognized for excellence in the Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, and the Arts. Supported by the nation’s third largest research library and abundant technological resources, Illinois provides a rich environment for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary ventures. Champaign-Urbana is in East Central Illinois, within short driving distance to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. For more information, please visit: www.illinois.edu for the University, faa.illinois.edu for the college, and art.illinois.edu for the School.
For additional information regarding these positions, please contact:
Shanitera Walker, HR Coordinator
School of Art & Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
408 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
217-300-2878 | email@example.com
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