Part-Time Lecturer in Visual Arts

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Woods Hole, MASSACHUSETTS

The University of Chicago
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Part-Time Lecturer in Visual Arts

Humanities Collegiate Division, The College
Position Type: Other Academic Appointee

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Oct 17, 2023 – Feb 29, 2024



During the Spring quarter, 2024, the Department of Visual Arts and the Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago seek a part-time Lecturer to teach one section of ARTV 10100 (“Visual Language: On Images”). This class will be held at the University’s affiliate, The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA. Salary is $12,000. Room and board will be covered. Travel will be reimbursed. The position is not benefits-eligible.


Further information about the Department of Visual Arts can be found in the University of Chicago’s College Catalog,


An MFA or equivalent is required. Applicants must have experience teaching art at the college or post- secondary level with the interest and ability to communicate both within one's specific disciplinary area as well as across a range of media practice.

Responsibilities will include preparing workshop-style classes, holding regularly scheduled office hours, and the preparation and grading of assignments and testing materials. Applicants are expected to create a course that meshes with the unique physical environment of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Cape Cod, the proximity to the coast, and the emphasis of the program on biology.


To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Interfolio jobs board at

Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae which includes a mailing address; a cover letter that addresses professional and teaching experience and discusses approaches to pedagogy; and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited.  Optionally, course evaluations (if available) may be uploaded. Experience teaching ARTV 10100, Visual Language: On Images at the University of Chicago is strongly preferred.


This position is contingent upon budgetary approval. Only complete applications will be considered. For further questions about this position, please contact Alison LaTendresse, Department of Visual Arts, [email protected] . We will contact applicants with the appropriate academic training and experience. This posting will expire on February 29, 2024.



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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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