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Lecturer - Art

Description of Job

The Arts Division of Edgewood College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track or non-tenure track position to teach courses in our Art programs. Specialty open, but this position serves primarily to fill teaching needs in the foundational and advanced studio arts and design courses for our Art and Design Teaching and Graphic and Web Design majors. The person in this position will also grow and manage student/community outreach for Art programs.


  • Offer undergraduate courses that include some combination of 2D, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Web Design, and/or other studio-based courses; possibly contribute to curriculum development in specialty area.
  • Maintain, manage, and grow our outreach activities, including pathway agreements and internships in Art and Design.
  • Conduct student teaching observations for Art & Design Teaching majors; work with the Education Division to coordinate this major
  • Advise students, provide timely feedback on learning assessments and portfolios
  • Participate in college committee work, including assessment work, and engage in the responsibilities of a full-time faculty appointment, including Arts events organized in the Division.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • MFA, doctorate, or equivalent of terminal degree from an accredited institution in a discipline relevant to at least one of the key areas identified
  • Teaching experience
  • Demonstrated success in creating community connections for growing arts programming, and preparing and engaging students in community-centric activities
  • Excellent grasp of foundational studio arts and/or design practice, theories, and methodologies
  • Commitment to meeting student needs and showcasing expertise in a creative discipline

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, flexibility, mature judgment, and a commitment to teaching in a creative, collaborative and values-based environment with a focus on promoting individual student success
  • Strong technical skills in presenting materials to students

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, sample of unique course assignments, a portfolio of 20 images of your work, a portfolio of 20 images of your students’ work, and contact information for three professional references to:

Edgewood College

Human Resources - LART

1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711

E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer