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Art & Design: (Barron County and Eau Claire campuses): Lecturer in Studio Art Foundations and Ceramics

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus, UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer
  • Job ID: #18144
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Art & Design: (Barron County and Eau Claire campuses): Lecturer in Studio Art Foundations and Ceramics

A fixed-term renewable position at the rank of lecturer is available in the Department of Art & Design at the Barron County and Eau Claire campuses of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The institution seeks a candidate with multidisciplinary expertise who is committed to undergraduate teaching excellence.  This appointment carries an initial two-year appointment beginning with the 2022/2023 academic year on August 22, 2022, and is renewable by your supervisor, contingent on performance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Fine Arts in a related studio art field by August 22, 2022 is required.  ABD applicants will be considered but must complete the terminal degree by March 20, 2023. Candidates must have the ability to teach Drawing and Composition Foundations, Two-Dimensional Foundations, Three-Dimensional Foundations, and Ceramics. The successful candidate’s expertise with foundations instruction will include evidence of passion for working with undergraduates at the beginning of their studio art and design programs. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach all aspects of introductory and intermediate ceramics with a combination of historical and contemporary perspectives. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to advise students with ceramics in the B.F.A. program and maintain the ceramics studio and equipment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of undergraduate teaching in a studio art program.

DUTIES: Teach four courses per semester in-person based on program needs; generally, Drawing and Composition Foundations and Two-Dimensional Foundations will be offered at the Barron County campus and Three-Dimensional Foundations and Ceramics will be offered at the Eau Claire campus; provide academic advising to Ceramics B.F.A students; and maintain and supervise all aspects of the ceramics studio.

DEPARTMENTS: The Barron County campus houses a multidisciplinary academic department of twenty-seven faculty and instructional staff. The successful candidate will have an official administrative home at the Barron County campus with concurrent membership in the Eau Claire campus Department of Art & Design.

The Department of Art & Design at the Eau Claire campus consists of seventeen full and part-time faculty and staff and has approximately 220 students pursuing a major in one of the following programs: Bachelor of Fine Arts; BA/BS in Studio Art and Graphic Communications; Liberal Arts BA/BS in Studio Art. The department also offers Studio Art and Art History minors and contributes to the Multimedia Communication minor. For more information regarding The Department of Art & Design, please visit the following website:

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,000 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The Barron campus, located in Rice Lake, lies in the heart of beautiful Northwest Wisconsin.  Rice Lake has a population of just under 10,000 and represents the commercial center for Barron County. Rice Lake and the surrounding countryside feature scenic rivers, lakes, parks, and bike trails.

The Eau Claire campus, situated on the Chippewa River near the confluence of the Eau Claire River, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Art & Design (Barron County and Eau Claire campuses): Lecturer in Studio Art Foundations and Ceramics position (Job ID # 18144) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement about scholarly and creative activity
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • 15-20 examples of personal/professional work
  • 15-20 examples of student work, if available

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To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by April 1, 2022.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).