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Assistant Teaching Professor - Art and Design (Photography)

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Job no: 496659
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Art and Design
Applications Open: Nov 27 2018
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

This being an internal opportunity, only current UML Employees, irrespective of Bargaining units are eligible to apply for this position.

The Art and Design Department at The University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor to start in the Fall Semester of 2019. Primary responsibilities are to provide high-quality teaching and service to the Department. This position is renewable annually, potentially leading to an appointment as Associate Teaching Professor following six consecutive years of outstanding performance evaluations.

Applicants must hold an MFA from a NASAD accredited institution. The teaching load will be three courses per semester.

Responsibilities will consist of teaching existing courses at the undergraduate level in the freshman foundations program with occasional courses in the upper levels. The successful candidate would also be involved in advising undergraduate students, service and high school outreach activities, and actively participating in continuing efforts to improve the department's educational mission. Additionally, the university seeks administrative experience with the Massachusetts DOE Mass Transfer compact and transfer student administration, experience in fundraising and grant writing, experience in developing and teaching freshman art seminar and freshen core courses, and 5 years of experience teaching full time at a four year NASAD accredited institution.

Responsibilities will consist of teaching existing courses at the undergraduate level in photography with occasional courses in other areas as needed. Photography professors should have an agnostic view of media, able to teach traditional, digital, and video, lighting, commercial, portrait, and fine art applications. The successful candidate would also be involved in advising undergraduate students, service and high school outreach activities, and actively participating in continuing efforts to improve the department's educational mission. Additionally, the university seeks candidates who have taught at least 5 years in a full time appointment at a 4 year degree granting institution, a professional exhibition record in peer reviewed institutions, a publication record in peer reviewed institutions.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Applicants must hold an MFA
  • Experience and demonstrated excellence teaching at the undergraduate level is required, including a teaching portfolio

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This being an internal opportunity, only current UML Employees, irrespective of Bargaining units are eligible to apply for this position.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately.

Please include a CV and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process. Submission of evidence of teaching is optional.

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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Posted: 11/28/2018
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