College of Arts and Sciences Admin – 32000 College
Art & Art History – 32120
Vacancy Number: 16F-489
Position Number: 6906
Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Department of Art & Art History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applicants for a full-time position as lecturer to begin August 2023. The position centers on teaching two-dimensional foundations-level courses, which may include Two-Dimensional Design, Drawing Fundamentals, Color Theory, and/or Beginning Life Drawing. Successful applicants will demonstrate evidence of teaching ability appropriate for the undergraduate level and professional accomplishments in the field.
Responsibilities include teaching eight courses per year over two semesters, covering foundations level topics across the Studio Art program, in addition to service at department, college, and university levels.
We welcome candidates who are actively engaged in advancing equity and inclusion in their teaching. The successful candidate will join a department with strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts. Qualified applicants from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
- MFA Art in Studio or MA in a closely related field with at least 18 graduate hours in a Studio Art discipline.
- Prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Required Certifications or Licensure
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Art & Art History currently has twelve full-time and five part-time faculty members. We offer B.A. degrees in Art History, Digital Arts and Studio Art and house the CAB Art Gallery that hosts a range of exhibitions from student to nationally recognized artists. Beyond the major, the Art History faculty and curriculum play a central role in both the DA and Studio Art degrees and are indispensable contributors to the departmental mission:
The Department of Art and Art History cultivates aesthetic decision making through creative problem solving, critical and analytical thinking, and an understanding of the importance of visual arts in the human experience.
The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit and awards approximately two-thirds of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts and sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.
The College’s twenty-five units offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, Asian studies, Forensic studies, Latin America studies, Middle East & Islamic studies, Native-American studies, and Women’s and Gender studies, among others.
Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the College gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.
In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the UNCW’s University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives.
Graduate degrees awarded in the College of Arts and Sciences include the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Biology and Psychology). In addition, the nationally awarded Graduate Liberal Studies program offers a personalized curriculum of interdisciplinary study leading to the Master of Arts. Post-baccalaureate certificates in Applied Statistics, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Conflict Management and Resolution, Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies are available. Graduate programs in the College are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
Special Notes to Applicants
Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.
How to apply
Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on January 23, 2023, the posting closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ and attach the following materials as Adobe PDF documents including:
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement, including ways your teaching and research may contribute to the department’s diversity & inclusion efforts
- Teaching Philosophy
- List of 3 Professional references, including names, title and e-mail address
- Portfolio/Work Sample including representative samples that includes 20 examples of student foundations level work and 20 examples of professional work. Creative work should be uploaded either entirely in PDF form, or via embedded URLs in a PDF. For each example/image, please include name, title, date, size, media and links (when applicable). For video, sound, moving image, installation or performance documentation, please include links to Vimeo excerpts no longer than 5 minutes in length.
- If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under the Other category.
Please note that a minimum of three references will be required for highly ranked candidates during the screening process.
Letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements.
For questions about the position or the online application process, contact Kate Reinking at [email protected] or 910-962-3440.
Position Type: Permanent
Job Close Date
UNC Wilmington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.