Lecturer - Art Foundation

Boone, North Carolina
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Art Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for a non-tenure track nine-month faculty position to teach Art Foundation classes at the rank of Lecturer beginning Fall 2017. This will be a one-year, renewable appointment with benefits. Our NASAD-accredited department seeks an energetic artist and educator who will use their broad knowledge of contemporary issues in studio art to bring innovative ideas to a dynamic, forward thinking undergraduate program. 

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching and demonstrate a strong vision for, and commitment to foundations pedagogy. The candidate will collaborate with the Foundations Coordinator to implement a cross-disciplinary foundations curriculum that serves the department’s BA and BFA degree programs in Studio Art, Art Education, and Graphic Design as well as other arts related degree programs at ASU. The successful candidate will also engage in advising and service to the department and the institution.

Teaching responsibilities include teaching four courses each semester.  The courses taught each semester would be based on the candidate's individual expertise. Possible courses taught include Foundations I (two-dimensional), Foundations II (three and four dimensional), Foundations Drawing, and General Education art classes. Service responsibilities include committee work, curriculum development, and advising students.

Minimum qualifications include an MFA in a studio discipline, an active practice as an artist and at least one year teaching experience. Applicants must have knowledge of current and emerging practices in first-year foundations curriculum alongside a broad-based expertise in modern and contemporary issues in art and design. Preferred qualifications include extended teaching experience in foundations, experience in program assessment, and an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary art practice. Applicants should be engaged in professional activities within the field of studio art. Preference will be given to candidates with national and international exhibition records. 

Please submit applications digitally as three separate PDF files. The first file (lastname_firstname_application.pdf) includes: letter of application, CV, complete contact information for three references, teaching philosophy, list of courses taught, and unofficial graduate transcripts. The second file (lastname_firstname_personalwork.pdf) includes: 20 samples of personal work with image descriptions. The third file (lastname_firstname_studentwork.pdf) includes: 20 samples of student work with image descriptions. For video and audio pieces, please include active links directly to those works, along with a placeholder image, within your file. The committee will review up to five minutes of video/audio. 

Send applications to foundationsearch@appstate.edu, using your last name as the subject line. Please limit files to 10MB each. Initial review of complete applications will begin May 18, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. 

Appalachian State University is a comprehensive university within the UNC System, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life, and beautiful location. Appalachian enrolls ~18,500 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community, which has become an Appalachian hallmark.

The Art Department is NASAD-accredited and has 46 full-time faculty members, more than 600 undergraduate majors and offers degrees in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Art History, Art Management, Art Education, Commercial Photography, and Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology. Additional information about the Art Department, the university, and the surrounding area is located at: www.art.appstate.edu

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. 

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact April Flanders at flandersav@appstate.edu. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditional upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.