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Art & Design and American Indian Studies: Lecturer in Art History/North American Indian Art (20%)

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Art & Design, American Indian Studies

Part Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer
  • Job ID: #18796
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  • 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 and American Indian Studies: Lecturer in Art History/North American Indian Art (20%)

A part-time, instructional academic staff position is available in American Indian Studies and the Department of Art & Design to teach one on-line art history section of Survey of North American Indian Art in Spring of 2023 (30 January – 21 May).  This is a one-semester lecturer appointment with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Depending on the success of the course, the opportunity to teach the course again in the future is a possibility.

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in Art History, American Indian Studies (AIS), or closely related discipline, but qualified ABDs and those holding a master’s degree will also be considered. The successful candidate will show ability to teach both historical and contemporary American Indian visual arts with diverse perspectives. The following are highly valued and will be considered assets:  Experience teaching art history in the context of American Indian Studies at the collegiate level; ability to effectively deliver instruction and engage students on-line; ability to integrate Indigenous and/or decolonized methods; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

DUTIES: Teach one on-line section of ARTH/AIS 324: Survey of North American Indian Art (3 credits) in Spring semester, 2023.

THE UNITS: UW-Eau Claire’s American Indian Studies Program consists of one full-time tenured faculty member, who is also the Director of the program, one full-time lecturer, and 11 affiliates from 7 departments and services across campus who share a commitment to social justice issues and Indigenous and decolonized pedagogies. The Program offers a major, minor, and certificate in American Indian Studies.  More information about the American Indian Studies Program is at www.uwec.edu/academics/college-arts-sciences/departments-programs/american-indian-studies/.

The Department of Art & Design consists of 16 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. Areas of emphasis include ceramics, drawing/painting, graphic design, illustration, photography, and sculpture.  For more information regarding the Department of Art & Design, please visit the following website: www.uwec.edu/academics/college-arts-sciences/departments-programs/art-design/

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 Art History/American Indian Studies (20%) position (Job ID # 18796) 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
  • Evidence of teaching experience (e.g., syllabus)
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Heather Ann Moody, Director, American Indian Studies, moodyha@uwec.edu; Karen O’Day, Professor, Art & Design, odaykm@uwec.edu; or, Paul Kaldjian, Interim Chair, Depart of Art & Design; kaldjian@uwec.edu

Completed applications will be considered as they are received and screening will continue until position is filled. 

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