Job TitleInstructor of Visual Arts & Director of Gallery
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range -
Location Southern View, IL US
Deadline January 22, 2022
Contact Name Mike Miller
To apply for this job please visit jobs.uis.edu.
The Art, Music, and Theatre Department at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track instructor position to teach foundations classes in studio art and serve as the university’s gallery director. This is a renewable position with a 4/4 load. The instructor would be expected to teach 3 courses per term in foundations studio art, including introductory classes such as drawing and 2-D design. The opportunity to teach upper-level studio art classes also exists depending on expertise and qualifications. In lieu of teaching a fourth class each term, the successful candidate will serve as director for the UIS Visual Arts Gallery. Duties for this role include overseeing all gallery activities and supervising the gallery manager, a part-time employee responsible for day-to-day gallery operations. Additionally, all UIS faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community to perform professional responsibilities as assigned.
Application deadline: February 14, 2022
About UIS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves approximately 4000 students in 21 graduate and 31 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. The University emphasizes excellence in teaching, and faculty are also expected to provide a balance of scholarship and service activities to meet requirements for tenure and promotion. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at http://www.uis.edu and the Art, Music, and Theatre web page at https://www.uis.edu/amt/
Teach 18 credit hours per academic year (3/3 teaching load) in foundations studio art, including introductory classes such as drawing and 2-D design.
Serve as director for the UIS Visual Arts Gallery, supervising the part-time gallery manager, developing engaging gallery programming and exhibitions, and serving as a spokesperson for the gallery to the campus and broader community.
Additionally, all UIS faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community to perform professional responsibilities as assigned.
M.F.A. in Studio Art completed by Fall 2022.
Experience and demonstrated approach to foundations level studio art instruction.
Experience working in a public gallery or museum setting.
Evidence of student engagement and pedagogical strategies through student work, project examples, or other documentation.
Experience teaching at the college/university level beyond assistantship preferred.
Leadership experience in a gallery or museum setting preferred.
To Apply: Link to the UIS Job Board (https://jobs.uis.edu/job-board), create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload a cover letter addressing the responsibilities of the position, current curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, artist statement, a portfolio of no more than 20 samples of your current professional work and 10 examples of student work (labeled as such) saved as a single PDF (with links to time-based work), and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three professional references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials by the February 14, 2022 application deadline will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Formal review of applications will begin February 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.