Central Michigan University Painting/Drawing/Foundations Lecturer in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Position Information

Position Summary

Drawing, Painting, and Foundations Faculty Department of Art & Design Central Michigan University.

Three-quarter time, per-credit hour position teaching drawing, painting, and foundation courses. This position begins August 19, 2019. Benefits (including full medical) and retirement contributions provided.

Teach three courses per semester in a combination of foundations, introductory to advanced painting, and introductory to advanced drawing.

Required Qualifications
  • MFA in Painting/Drawing or equivalent related degree.

  • One year full-time college level teaching experience as instructor of record.

  • Ability to teach all levels of painting and drawing.

  • Ability to teach foundations level courses including 2D/3D and contemporary issues.

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Integration of contemporary strategies in painting and drawing

  • Familiarity with digital drawing and painting

Message to Applicants

Deadline: Position is open until filled although priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 22, 2019.

Application Procedure:

  • You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered an applicant for this position.

  • Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

  • Please include contact information for three (3) professional references (include both email and phone number).

  • Upload PDF or link to website with 20 examples of personal work (videos should be uploaded to a website and a link provided) to “Work Sample.”

  • Upload PDF or link to website with 20 examples of student work at diverse levels of instruction to “Other Document.”

  • Upload student evaluations and/or course syllabi, if available, to “Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness.”

For additional information, please call the CMU Department of Art and Design at 989-774-3025.

About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide. CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked. Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities. Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms. With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling. Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

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Position Title: Painting/Drawing/Foundations Lecturer

College/Unit: College of the Arts & Media

Home Department: Department of Art and Design

Employee Group: Fixed-Term Faculty - Academic Year

Employment Status: Part-Time

Position Type: 9 month (Academic Year)

Position Classification: Fixed-Term Faculty

Position Begin Date: 08/19/2019

About the Department: To learn more about the department, visit the departmental website.

Posting Begins: 01/10/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

Type of Recruitment: External