School of Art and Design: Gallery Director and Lecturer in Studio Art or Art Education

Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
17 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Art and Design: Gallery Director and Lecturer in Studio Art or Art Education

Job Class Code: 10050
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1470
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 years
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for Gallery Director and Lecturer I full-time faculty to teach (preferably) Art Education courses or Studio Art Courses in a growing art and design environment. A three-year renewable non-tenured faculty position (initial rank of Lecturer I) scheduled to begin in Fall 2023 (preferred) or open until filled.Responsibilities include:
  • Oversee gallery operations at three galleries on two campuses, installation of artworks, and gallery scheduling procedures.
  • Lead gallery operations with the Director of the School of Art and Design and in consultation with the faculty Galley Advising Committee.
  • Experience in contemporary art installation techniques & safety.
  • Responsible for the installation of artworks from the School of Art and Design Permanent Collection.
  • Promote an environment of collegiality by fostering a culture of transparent and consistent communication with faculty and staff in the program area and across other stakeholders within the School of Art and Design, as well as with university and community partners.
  • Mentor and oversee BFA/MFA exhibition events for graduating students.
  • Teach at the BFA and/or MFA level as assigned by the Director of the School of Art and Design on two campuses, approximately 65 miles apart.
  • Teach three courses (9 SCH.) in the Fall semester and two courses (6 SCH.) in the Spring semester in art education or studio art.
  • Work well with colleagues within and outside the school, particularly in building interdisciplinary collaborations. UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV's guiding principles ( ), which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body and to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    · A terminal degree (MFA/PhD) in Studio Art or Art education from an accredited institution.· Exceptional knowledge in one or more areas of gallery studies, museology,· Demonstrate outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.· A commitment to quality, student-centered education with a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations.

    Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:

    Preferred Qualification:
    · Terminal Degree (MFA/PhD) from an accredited institution with K-12 teaching experience.· Online teaching experience.· Demonstrated commitment to diversity with experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students.

    Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
    License or Certification Required?: No
    Number of Vacancies: 1
    Desired Start Date: 09/01/2023

    EEO Statement:
    EEO Statement
    It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
    Diversity Statement
    UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

    Open Date: 02/14/2023

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

    To apply for this job posting visit: UTRGV online APPLICATION Letter of Interest (addressing your ability to meet the above responsibilities)Curriculum VitaeUnofficial transcripts – (graduate and undergraduate – Once hired, an official transcript is required)List of 3 References – The list should include name, title, and contact information such as email address and phone.Other Documents:-Include the applicant’s artist website address & provide URLs to online video files where necessary.-If no website please provide a PDF of up to 20 images of personal creative work.

    Additional Information:
    UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
    require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
    performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
    and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
    §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
    Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
    135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
    Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
    and at least 135 days in length.

    Please Note:
    Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
    demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
    test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
    English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

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