Visual Resources Curator and Instructor in Art Appreciation – University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

College of Fine Arts and Communications
Department of Art & Design

Position #08-40AS28

Position Description:
Image Collection Curator and Instructor in Art Appreciation. Responsibilities include overseeing and expanding the Art Department’s collection of slides, digital images and other teaching image resources, and teaching two sections of 100-level Art Appreciation for non-Art Majors.  The successful candidate must organize the activities of student employees (give work assignments, maintain consistent filing standards, schedule working hours for payroll, etc.), handling all aspects of both conventional slides and digital imagery (filing slides, obtaining and cataloguing new images–primarily digital–establishing and organizing a viable digital image database, organizing access and distribution of digital images, etc.). The successful candidate will also teach two sections (one preparation) of 100-level Art Appreciation (world art history) for non-Art Majors. Must also participate effectively in Art Department governance, faculty meetings, etc.

Department/University Description:
Stevens Point is a small city of 25,000, in a greater metropolitan area of ca. 40,000, in a scenic rural setting in central Wisconsin, half an hour south of Wausau and an hour and a half north of Madison. In addition to the University, agriculture, paper and insurance are the major industries in the area. Cultural diversity is limited, but enriched recently by the arrival of numerous Hmong and other south and southeast Asian immigrants and active recruitment of international students and faculty by the University. The University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point is a fully accredited 4-year liberal arts campus in the University of Wisconsin system. The Department of Art and Design is a NASAD accredited studio art program offering B.A. and B.F.A. degrees in 2-D, 3-D or Graphic Design, as well as a minor in Art History. The department shares the magnificent new Noel Fine Arts Center with three other departments in the College of Fine Arts and Communication: Music, Theatre & Dance and the Suzuki Center. The art department also has close links with UWSP’s nationally praised Office of International Programs.

Websites: College of Fine Arts and Communications: http://www.uwsp.edu/cofac/
Department of Art & Design: http://www.uwsp.edu/art-design/

Qualifications:
Masters in an appropriate field, either MA / M. Phil. in Art History with appropriate additional computer and organizational or curatorial skills, or MLS with appropriate knowledge of Art History. Ability to work congenially with faculty and students. Ability to organize activities of student workers. Ability to teach at the introductory college level. Ability to use all computer equipment and applications needed for overseeing a digital image collection (e-mail, database, some digital image processing and word-processing are required). Finalists will be subject to background checks.

Appointment Date:
26 August 2008

Terms of Employment:
Full Time Associate Lecturer, Academic Staff. Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Procedure:
Please send letter of application, vita, 3 current letters of recommendation and copies of transcripts to:

Rob Stolzer, Department Chair
Department of Art and Design
Noel Fine Arts Center 163
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Additional materials may be solicited as screening process advances.

Deadline:
Screening begins 15 March 2008 or until filled.

The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, Vietnam era veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment will required a criminal background check.

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