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Art & Design: Lecturer in Photography (60%)

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Part Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer
  • Job ID: #18154
  • 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: Lecturer in Photography (60%)

A part-time (60%), instructional academic staff position is available in the Department of Art & Design with an emphasis in Photography for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning August 22, 2022.  The official title is Lecturer.  This is a one-year appointment with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s in Fine Arts (MFA) is required from a regionally accredited institution with a preference in the area of Photography and evidence of current activity as a practicing artist such as an exhibition record.  The following will be considered assets:  evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level beyond graduate teaching assistant; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

DUTIES: We seek a dedicated individual who understands basic technical photography skills (camera operations + Photoshop + printing) as well as someone who is capable of opening our students’ minds to innovative thinking and developing visual concepts. In addition to knowledge of the history, theory, and contemporary practice of fine art photography, expertise in studio lighting is a plus.  Specifically, the lecturer will teach three courses (the equivalent of 9 credits) each semester as assigned.  These will include a mix of lecture and studio classes, including Art 105: Intro to the Visual Arts, Art 281: Intro to Photography as an Art Form and other intermediate/advanced photography courses. The ability to teach studio courses in darkroom techniques (Art 381 Intermediate Photography: Darkroom) and book arts (ART 384 Artist Books: Image & Text) will be considered an asset.

THE UNIT: The department of Department of Art & Design consists of 12 full-time and 6 part-time staff members. There are approximately 180 majors. We offer the following programs: Bachelor of Fine Arts, BA/BS in Studio Art and Graphic Communications, and Liberal Arts BA/BS in Studio Art. The department offers minors in studio art and art history. Areas of emphasis include ceramics, drawing/painting, graphic design, illustration, photography, and sculpture.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 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. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, 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: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/You 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: Lecturer in Photography (60%) position (Job ID # 18154) 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
  • Sample course materials (syllabi, assignments, etc.)
  • 20 personal and up to 20 student work examples (links to electronic portfolio in letter and CV is best)
  • Artist Statement
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Wanrudee Buranakorn, Professor of Photography; wanrudee@uwec.edu

Jyl Kelley, Professor of Photography; kelleyja@uwec.edu

Paul Kaldjian, Interim Chair, Department of Art & Design; kaldjian@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received April 1, 2022.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. 

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

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).