Job Opportunities

The Department of Visual Arts and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago seeks a part- time Lecturer to teach Introduction to Sculpture in the Department of Visual Arts during the winter quarter. Participation in critiques of undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of media is also required. This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

An MFA, or equivalent professional experience is necessary, as is a deep commitment to one's own artwork and an active exhibition record. Applicants must have experience teaching at the college level with the interest and ability to communicate both within one's specific disciplinary area as well as across a range of media practice. We seek experienced and diverse applicants whose intellectual and creative interests are bridge- building within the context of an intense and rigorous liberal arts college.

To apply for this position, submit an application through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at, select requisition 03794, and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae with current contact information, a list of three references, and a syllabus that articulates how the applicant would teach basic sculptural fabrication skills including welding, metal cutting and shaping, and basic wood working, including joinery. Applicants must also submit a portfolio of up to five images of their work on Slide Room at

Application deadline: September 3, 2018. Applicants must submit all required materials at both sites to be considered.

The position will be part of the Service Employees International Union. 

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