Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging–a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university’s mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke invites applications for its Martha Beach Endowed Chair in Art. The position is three-year limited-term with possible 2-year reappointment. The ideal candidate will have a strong and deeply integrated background in visual arts and Interactive Media Design (graphic design, illustration, user interface design, gaming, and/or other multimedia components). Applicants should be prepared to teach introductory and advanced courses in one or more of these areas while demonstrating a dedication to creative scholarship and research. The University of North Carolina Pembroke Art Department is particularly interested in faculty members whose studio practice engages with the local culture and community. The successful applicant will begin Fall 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications or experience.
Qualifications: terminal degree specializing in graphic design, interactive design, illustration, character design, gaming or a related field (MFA preferred); distinguished record of creative work and/or appropriate research, or equivalent professional experience appropriate for the rank of full professor; demonstrated ability to work with students, faculty, and communities. Preferably a well-documented career of significant creative accomplishments of national and international significance; teaching experience at the college level, and demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations desired.
Responsibilities: Teach two courses each semester and participate in a community and regional outreach program as part of the mission of the University and Department. Participate in professional and departmental activities, including creative scholarship and service. Community outreach/service required for positive performance evaluations.
Applicants must apply using the UNCP Online Employment System at https://jobs.uncp.edu. Attach 1) letter of interest, 2) vita with list of three professional references, 3) copies of transcripts, 4) PowerPoint presentations with 20 images of your artwork, 5) 20 images of student work clearly labeled as well as 6) teaching philosophy and artist statement in one document
Review of applications will begin February 15th and will continue until the position is filled.
The Art Department includes 8 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 1 Visiting Martha Beach Endowed Chair, 15 adjuncts, and 1 studio technician. The university is accredited by SACSCOC, NCATE, and NASAD. Our studio areas include Ceramics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture. We offer a B.A. in Art degree with three separate tracks: Studio, Art Education (K-12) Licensure, and Art History; minors in Studio, Media Integration Studies, and Art History;as well as MAT degrees in Art Education.
For additional department information see: https://www.uncp.edu/departments/art.
Minimum Training and Education: MFA specializing in graphic design, interactive design, illustration, character design, gaming or a related field. Candidates should possess comprehensive and current knowledge in the fields of interactive media design, as well as creative activities and research abilities related broadly to the fields of emerging media technologies and/or interactive media design.
Management Preference: Preferably a well-documented career of significant creative accomplishments of national and international significance; teaching experience at the college level, and demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations desired.
Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.
UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.