Part-Time Lecturer - Painting

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Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

The University of Chicago
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Part-Time Lecturer - Painting

Department of Visual Arts, Humanities Division
Position Type: Other Academic Appointee

Chicago, IL USA

Apr 11, 2024 – Apr 19, 2024



The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as part-time Lecturer to teach painting and in the general arts curriculum. The expected start date of the position is September 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The selected candidate will teach three to four courses per year in visual arts, especially in the department's undergraduate program , selected in consultation with the department, and based on curricular needs. Other duties would include studio visits with BA and MFA students, advising at least one student in the “studio track,’ participation in quarter-end critiques for BA and MFA students and MFA thesis reviews, and serving on MFA thesis committees as needed. The initial term of appointment will be for a minimum of 3 years, with longer appointment terms possible depending on the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.


Applicants must have:

  • a record of successfully exhibiting original painting, preferably in multiple genres;
  • an MFA;
  • and experience teaching at the University level.

Application Instructions

Applicants must upload the following materials to the University’s Academic Recruitment Website at by 11:59pm EDT/10:59pm CDT on April 19, 2024:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter



  • Sample Teaching Evaluations


Please contact [email protected] with questions about the position. This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.

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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at .

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email [email protected] with their request.

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