Lecturer in Expanded Media/3-D Design - Art and Design

Lowell, MA
Mar 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Lecturer in Expanded Media/3-D Design - Art and Design

Art & Design

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Open Until Filled

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Job Opening

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience

General Summary of Position:
The Art and Design Department in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences seeks applicants for a Lecturer, in Expanded Media/3-D Design, commencing September 1, 2017. The workload for this position is 60% teaching and 40% service. The successful candidate is expected to teach three classes a semester in Expanded Media/3-D Design and sculpture at the undergraduate level, as well as participate in student advising, curriculum development, senior project reviews, recruitment and outreach. The successful candidate will also be expected to keep current with software and fabrication tools, work closely with Studio Manager, provide advice and supervise maintenance of 3-D equipment and lab, produce creative work, and keep office hours. The Art and Design Department emphasizes conceptual and aesthetic innovation while encouraging student-centered pedagogy. UMass Lowell welcomes applicants with experience working with diverse populations and who can work in and maintain an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles. The position is renewable based on excellence in teaching and service activities. Lecturer starting salaries are commensurate with years of teaching experience, with the range comparable to that of assistant professors within the department. Following six years of service, lecturers are eligible to apply for promotion to the position of Senior Lecturer, with these salary ranges comparable to those of associate professors within the School.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage candidates to apply and to identify their strengths in these areas.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-Earned MFA degree in Expanded Media and or 3-D Design/Sculpture. (Must have degree at the time of application)
-Three years of fulltime teaching experience at the college level
-Three years of advising at the college level
-Substantial portfolio of creative work
-Broad knowledge of expanded media, 3-D design, sculpture, design process and contemporary art issues
-Strong understanding of current technology, tools and equipment available for this discipline
-Solid knowledge of software

Other Considerations:
-Industry/commercial experience in the field
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Acknowledgment within the field with creative work, exhibitions, awards or other recognition
-High level of technical proficiency with current digital tools, applications and programs
-Curriculum development
-Interdisciplinary collaborations
-Involvement with NASAD accreditation a plus
-Interest in developing a joint degree with Computer Science
-Experience with or interest in envisioning new facilities for 3-D design and/or renovations for our sculpture lab

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Names and contact information of three references

Optional Applicant Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
***Portfolios are required. Please submit portfolios via Slideroom at:
***The portfolio should consist of:
1. A portfolio of applicant's work (20 images/videos maximum) and a link to your web site if available
2. 15-20 examples of work from five or more students labeled as such
3. An online portfolio including both the applicant and students' work is also acceptable. The students' work must have been produced in the applicant's classes or with the applicant's oversight.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


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