Adjunct Instructor, Studio Art

Job description

The School of Art & Art History (SAAH) at the University of Denver has offered instruction in Art and Art History since 1880 and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. SAAH offers courses in Studio Art and Art History and contributes to Common Curriculum courses for the larger university. SAAH currently includes 13 full-time faculty and serves an average of 120 undergraduate majors annually, in addition to approximately 18-20 graduate MA students in Art History.

Position Summary

SAAH invites qualified artists and educators to join our adjunct faculty pool for possible non-benefited part-time teaching positions in Studio Art. This posting will serve for multiple openings in areas such as: Art Foundations (2D Approaches, 3D Approaches, Drawing, Concepts), Color Theory, Intermediate/Advanced & Life Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, and Time-Based Practices.

We offer both BA and BFA undergraduate degrees in Studio Art, and adjunct instructors will primarily teach classes at the introductory and intermediate levels.

Adjunct faculty are compensated at a rate of $4,000 per course, and may teach up to a maximum of six courses over three ten-week academic quarters (Fall, Winter, Spring).

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching 10-16 hours per week
  • Provide office hours
  • Class prep time
  • Grading of student assignments

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Fine Art

Preferred Qualifications

  • University-level teaching experience

Work Schedule

  • Varied 10-16 hour per week

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) February 1, 2019

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter including preferred teaching areas (i.e. Foundations and Ceramics)
  3. Contact information for 3 professional references
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Sample Syllabi
  6. URL of a professional website with examples of current work and 10 digital images of student work as a PDF file, including brief descriptions of the assignments

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 800050
Posted: 10/31/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable