Lecturer in Visual Arts

Illinois, United States
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 23 August 2020
Contract Type
Part Time

The University of Chicago: The College: Humanities Collegiate Division

Location Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA


During the Spring quarter, 2021, the Department of Visual Arts and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago seek a part-time Lecturer to teach one section of ARTV 10100 (“Visual Language: On Images”).  This class will be held at the University’s Marine Biology Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA and will likely meet on Thursdays OR Fridays, the entire day, from April 1 through May 13, 2021.  Salary is $9,000.  Room and board will be covered. Travel will be reimbursed. The position is not benefits-eligible.

Further information about the Department of Visual Arts can be found in the University of Chicago’s College Catalog, http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/visualarts/

An MFA or equivalent is required. Applicants must have experience teaching art at the college or post-secondary level with the interest and ability to communicate both within one's specific disciplinary area as well as across a range of media practice.

Responsibilities will include preparing workshop-style classes, holding regularly scheduled office hours, and the preparation and grading of assignments and testing materials. Applicants are expected to create a course that meshes with the unique physical environment of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Cape Cod, the proximity to the coast, and the emphasis of the program on biology.  Ability to collaborate with resident scientists in course design is essential. Familiarity with the MBL and experience working with scientists on integrated course design is strongly preferred.

To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Interfolio jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/76656 .

Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae which includes a mailing address; a cover letter that addresses professional and teaching experience and discusses approaches to pedagogy; and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited.  Optionally, course evaluations (if available) may be uploaded.

This position is contingent upon budgetary approval.  Only complete applications will be considered.  For further questions about this position, please contact Alison LaTendresse, Department of Visual Arts, alatendr@uchicago.edu.  We will contact applicants with the appropriate academic training and experience. This posting will expire on March 28, 2021.

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