College of Fine + Applied Arts: Adjunct Lecturer (New Media) - Art + Design (113304)

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The School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a part-time Adjunct Lecturer in the area of New Media for a teaching-focused appointment beginning August 16, 2019. This appointment requires service for one nine-month academic year. This appointment may be renewed at the School’s discretion.

This Specialized Faculty position is responsible for delivering studio courses that fulfill the 4D requirement of the School’s first-year curriculum. These courses introduce all Art and Design students to concepts and tools central to the production of time-based and digitally mediated art and design, including video, sound, digital image making, interactive and computational media. It is expected that this Adjunct Lecturer would work with program faculty and established core knowledge requirements, while utilizing their own expertise and experience in revising existing syllabi.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

Qualifications for New Media

Terminal degree in studio art, new media, or related field; experience working with video, audio, and digital image making as tools for art making. Experience teaching time-based media to undergraduate students is required. 3 years of teaching experience in higher education beyond a teaching assistant position is preferred. Candidate should have working knowledge of histories and theories of time-based art and media (including some combination of contemporary art, cinema, new media, design, sound art, music). Candidate should possess a demonstrated record of professional accomplishments and be in dialogue with contemporary discourse, particularly as it relates to practice or pedagogy. An excellent working knowledge of appropriate software is required.


  • Teaching will include time-based arts (including video, animation and performance), image making in digital environments where cameras are not the primary means of production, and the aesthetics of interactive media (including markup, code, and narrative prototyping).
  • The successful candidate will teach a 1/1 course load: one course each in the fall and spring semesters. The academic calendar begins August 16, 2019, and ends May 15, 2020.


Building upon its longstanding reputation for excellence, the Graphic and Industrial Design Programs at the School of Art + Design are responsive to the changing realities of the contemporary design landscape. Staffed labs for traditional and contemporary media, support student and faculty work and include spaces for digital imaging, audiovisual editing, rapid prototyping, darkroom and digital printing. Bookbinding, letterpress, screen-printing, and printmaking facilities are also available. The School offers undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Metals, New Media, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture. Our Industrial Design program is one of the top ranked programs in the country.

University of Illinois

As a part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois, the School of Art + Design offers ready opportunity for collaborations with Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for Performing Arts, and with active departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Dance, Theater, and Music.

The University of Illinois is strongly international, and recognized for excellence in the Sciences, Engineering, Humanities and the Arts. Supported by the nation’s third largest research library and abundant technological resources, Illinois provides a rich environment for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary ventures. Champaign-Urbana is located in East Central Illinois, within short driving distance to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. For more information, please visit: for the University, for the college, and art.illinois.edufor the School.

Application Procedures

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 25, 2019. Please create your candidate profile at Complete submissions will include the following:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Names and complete contact information for three references
  • Portfolio of professional work (up to 20 images)

Please submit items 1-5 combined into a single multi-page, letter-size PDF (NOT an Acrobat “PDF portfolio”). Use the naming convention of “lastname_docs.pdf”. Portfolios of work should be submitted as PDF (letter-sized pages preferred) or JPEG files (no larger than 2 MB). Please use the naming convention of: “lastname_pw_01.jpg or .pdf” for professional work, and “lastname_sw_01.jpg or .pdf” for student work.

Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however, no decision will be made until after that date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

For additional information regarding the position, please contact:

Associate Professor Ryan Griffis

School of Art + Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

408 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820 USA

217-300-1124 | [email protected]

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Fine and Applied Arts Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Fine + Applied Arts: Adjunct Lecturer (New Media) - Art + Design (113304) Open Date:06/11/2019 Organization Name:Art and Design




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Posted: 6/12/2019
Application Due: 7/16/2019
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