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Position Description:
The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham seeks an artist to teach drawing and related concepts and strategies to begin August 15, 2016 as an Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure earning). The faculty member will teach a 5 course per academic year load, supervise the foundations curriculum and liaison with the School of Education for all matters relating to the MA degree in Art Education and/or another assignment as determined by the department Chair including independent study students; and contributing to the studio program, department, college, and university in the area of service. Candidates must demonstrate a broad knowledge of contemporary drawing (material, technique, form, content) and be able to articulate contemporary, historical and conceptual issues.

This versatile individual, with a minimum of two years of related teaching experience including introductory/foundations topics and interdisciplinary studio area, will teach in a rigorous studio art and design environment. The candidate will be familiar with foundations courses, curriculum development and online delivery; able to inspire and inform visual arts majors and non-majors; conversant in art and design criticism, theory, practice and/or history. He or she will desire to support student recruitment and retention; possess experience and interest in program development and grant writing; experience and interest in teaching/ exploration of development of MFA programs; and demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.

We seek a candidate who is an artist and an enthusiastic educator with a strong desire to build the program and foster excellence in our students while teaching courses at all levels. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to his or her personal research and program/curriculum planning and development. Salary commensurate with experience.

Necessary Qualifications:
MFA or equivalent professional experience is required. Candidates must demonstrate a broad knowledge of drawing (material, technique, form, content) and be able to articulate contemporary, historical and conceptual issues. Preference will be given to individuals with a strong record of creative achievement and professional exhibition/publication record and evidence of college teaching effectiveness. Teaching experience beyond graduate assistantship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Evidence of quality teaching at the university level; commitment to contemporary art practice; good writing, speaking and interpersonal skills. Applicants should have a strong interest in foundations level teaching.

Application Process:
Please submit the following application materials as two PDF documents with the following organizational system.

1) LastName_Documents (ex: Smith_documents)
Include the following as a single PDF.
  • Letter of interest
  • Professional resume or CV including applicant website
  • List of three references with contact information
  • Artist statement
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Two sample syllabi with assignments

2.) LastName_Portfolio (ex: Smith_portfolio)
Include the following as a single PDF. Image files should measure 1280 pixels in the largest dimension and be saved as 72 ppi JPEG file format before being packaged in the PDF.
  • 20 images of the applicant’s artwork
  • 20 images of students’ artwork.
  • Image identification sheets

Send materials to the following address: with "LastName Application" in the subject line (ex: Smith Application)

For questions contact: Lauren Lake, Chairman, Department of Art and Art History at

Final candidates will be required to provide official transcripts to the hiring department upon hire.

To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by June 5, 2015 at midnight. The committee will begin review on June 8. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.




Necessary Qualifications:
Only students who have been granted and who have accepted Federal Work Study through Financial Aid and enrolled at least half time are eligible to apply. 

Position Summary:
Art Studio experience preferred. Duties include supply maintenance, cleaning, organization of materials, equipment check out. Possible duties include vacuuming studios, wiping down surfaces, refilling supplies, maintaining a clean satellite waste accumulation area, preparing materials for instruction as needed, cleaning ink cans, containers, sink areas, painting, washing stinks, organizing waste management areas, taking trash to dumpster, equipment check out, reporting facilities work orders to their supervisor, maintaining overall cleanliness and order of each studio under the direction of the faculty supervisor.
To Apply, eligible students must:
  • Contact the Department of Art and Art History at 205-934-4941 to schedule an interview
  • Bring their Work-Study Award notification, and proof of half-time enrollment to the interview