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Art and Design (Art Foundations), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty

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Work Type: Lecturer
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Fine & Applied Arts

Job Title

Art and Design (Art Foundations), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty


Art and Design

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


The salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Art and Design at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for two full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) faculty positions (#111100 and #122280) at the rank of lecturer for Art Foundations. These are one-year temporary appointments with a possible annual renewal for up to three years. The start date for the appointments is August 1, 2024.

The successful candidates will primarily teach perceptual, technical, and conceptual development in foundations-level drawing and two-dimensional design courses. The successful candidates are expected to be proficient in digital art and design software.

Required Education

An MFA with any studio emphasis is required by the appointment date.

Other Desirables

Applicants with two (2) years of full-time teaching experience in Art Foundations beyond a graduate assistantship will receive special consideration. Applicants with degrees emphasizing a studio emphasis, drawing, or painting will also receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

NOTE:  Applicants must also provide a link(s) to an online portfolio or submit a PDF portfolio(s). The portfolio(s) should include at least 20 examples of personal or research work and 20 examples of student work completed in classes where the applicant was the instructor of record. All materials should be labeled and organized. Please ensure student work is labeled with the course title or a brief description if possible. Portfolio submittal may be accomplished by uploading the PDF portfolio(s) as "Other Document 1" or by providing a link(s) either in their curriculum vitae or in a document uploaded as "Other Document 1."  The link(s) must be active and working at the time of application submission and remain so until the search is complete.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

For more information about serving as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University, please visit our faculty recruitment webpage at

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have position-specific questions, please contact Karla Barnes at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 05/13/2024


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