The Department of Art & Art History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applicants for a nine-month non-tenure track Lecturer position to begin August 2021 in Graphic Design, Motion Design and Visual Storytelling. The candidate who fills this position will be working closely with the department’s growing Digital Arts major.
This is a renewable, non-tenure track position with the possibility of promotion to Senior Lecturer based on experience and outstanding performance and service to the department. This position carries a teaching load of four courses per term.
The position also includes the opportunity to contribute to summer teaching for additional, competitive compensation.
The department is committed to the idea that we all benefit from a broad diversity of perspectives and experiences and believe that our faculty, our students and our curriculum are essential elements in that vision. We are seeking a colleague who shares that commitment, has potential for excellence in teaching and research and who is interested in being an integral part the department.
- MFA or equivalent.
- Evidence of teaching ability in both theory and process appropriate for classroom at the undergraduate level.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
- Prior teaching experience at the college level is preferred.
- Strong background in teaching and practice related to 2D design, 2D animation, motion graphics and compositing using Adobe After Effects.
- Experience in UI/UX design for web, and mobile applications is also preferred with an emphasis on computer graphics used in digital storytelling as well as current practices in the broader field of digital art and design.
- Mastery of and experience in teaching Adobe CC software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, After Effects and Media Encoder is required.
The Department of Art & Art History currently has twelve full-time and five part-time faculty members. We offer B.A. degrees in Art History, Digital Arts and Studio Art and house the CAB Art Gallery that hosts a range of exhibitions from student to nationally recognized artists. Beyond the major, the Art History faculty and curriculum play a central role in both the DA and Studio Art degrees and are indispensable contributors to the departmental mission:
The Department of Art and Art History cultivates aesthetic decision making through creative problem solving, critical and analytical thinking, and an understanding of the importance of visual arts in the human experience.
The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit, employing 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately two-thirds of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts & sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.