School of Art and Design: Gallery Director and Lecturer in Studio Art or Art Education

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
March 17, 2023
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Posting Details

Title Information

Faculty Title Lecturer I

Job Class Code 10050 FLSA Exempt

Position Information

Posting Number FRGV1470

Working Title School of Art and Design: Gallery Director and Lecturer in Studio Art or Art Education Number of Vacancies 1 Location Rio Grande Valley Division/Organization Provost - Academic Affairs Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position 3 years Tenure Status Non Tenure Track FTE 1.0 Scope of Job

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for Gallery Director and Lecturer I full-time faculty to teach (preferably) Art Education courses or Studio Art Courses in a growing art and design environment. A three-year renewable non-tenured faculty position (initial rank of Lecturer I) scheduled to begin in Fall 2023 (preferred) or open until filled.

Responsibilities include:

· Oversee gallery operations at three galleries on two campuses, installation of artworks, and gallery scheduling procedures.

· Lead gallery operations with the Director of the School of Art and Design and in consultation with the faculty Galley Advising Committee.

· Experience in contemporary art installation techniques & safety.

· Responsible for the installation of artworks from the School of Art and Design Permanent Collection.

· Promote an environment of collegiality by fostering a culture of transparent and consistent communication with faculty and staff in the program area and across other stakeholders within the School of Art and Design, as well as with university and community partners.

· Mentor and oversee BFA/MFA exhibition events for graduating students.

· Teach at the BFA and/or MFA level as assigned by the Director of the School of Art and Design on two campuses, approximately 65 miles apart.

· Teach three courses (9 SCH.) in the Fall semester and two courses (6 SCH.) in the Spring semester in art education or studio art.

· Work well with colleagues within and outside the school, particularly in building interdisciplinary collaborations.

UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV's guiding principles (https:// www. ), which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body and to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.

Minimum Qualifications

· A terminal degree (MFA/PhD) in Studio Art or Art education from an accredited institution.

· Exceptional knowledge in one or more areas of gallery studies, museology,

· Demonstrate outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

· A commitment to quality, student-centered education with a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications Preferred Qualifications

· Terminal Degree (MFA/PhD) from an accredited institution with K-12 teaching experience.

· Online teaching experience.

· Demonstrated commitment to diversity with experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students.

License or Certification Required? No Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience Desired Start Date 09/01/2023

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

EEO Statement It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Diversity Statement UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date 02/14/2023 Close Date Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: Date of Birth Social Security Number Gender Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

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Letter of Interest (addressing your ability to meet the above responsibilities)

Curriculum Vitae

Unofficial transcripts – (graduate and undergraduate – Once hired, an official transcript is required)

List of 3 References – The list should include name, title, and contact information such as email address and phone.

Other Documents:

-Include the applicant's artist website address & provide URLs to online video files where necessary.

-If no website please provide a PDF of up to 20 images of personal creative work.

Please Note

Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

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  • Curriculum Vitae
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  • List of 3 References
  • Letter of Interest
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  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Writing / Publication Sample
  • Reference Letter 1
  • Reference Letter 2
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  • Unofficial Transcripts 3
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Additional Document
  • NCCPA Certification
  • State Licensure
  • Representative Research Publication/Grant Documents
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