Art and Design (Art Foundations), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty



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Job description

DepartmentArt and Design

University Expectation
MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.

SalarySalary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic FunctionThe Department of Art and Design at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) invites applications for a full-time temporary (non-tenurable) faculty position (#122280) in Art Foundations at the rank of Lecturer. This is a one-year position with a possible annual renewal for up to three years. The start date for the position is August 1, 2023.

The successful candidate will be committed to teaching perceptual, technical, and conceptual development in drawing and two-dimensional design and will be required to teach Art Appreciation.

Required EducationA Master of Fine Arts with any studio emphasis is required.

Other DesirablesApplicants with two years of full-time teaching experience in Art Foundations above a graduate assistantship or those with experience teaching Foundations of Digital Art and three-dimensional design will receive special consideration. In addition, those with degrees with a studio emphasis in sculpture or ceramics will receive special consideration.

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents

Click here for additional information.MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email [email protected].

Application Review Date: 05/16/23

MTSU, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution.

How to apply

To successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy at the time of online application.

NOTE:  Applicants must also provide a link(s) to an online portfolio of their own work or evidence of their artistic practice in the appropriate section on the application. In addition, this may be accomplished by providing a link(s) either in their curriculum vitae or in a document attached as “Other Document 1.” The link(s) must be active and working at the time of application submission and remain so until the search is complete.

Special Instruction to Applicants
If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Karla Barnes at [email protected].

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Middle Tennessee State University, situated at the geographic center of the state in Murfreesboro, is the oldest and largest institution in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. With an enrollment of about 23,000 students, it is the No. 1 producer of graduates for the Greater Nashville economy.