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Important note:

All full-time faculty positions are classified as “EPA Faculty” positions.

Current open positions:

Adjunct Teaching Pool for Studio Art


Position title: Lecturer


The UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Art and Art History invites applications to our adjunct teaching pool to teach courses in studio art. Members of the pool would be called upon to teach studio art courses on a semester-by-semester basis.  We seek energetic, creative, and organized instructors with appropriate technical qualifications and a comprehensive understanding of contemporary art practice. We value and promote the incorporation of both traditional and emerging technologies.

We seek diverse candidates with a broad range of backgrounds with a demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of diverse communities and related pedagogical approaches. The UNC Department of Art and Art History highly values diversity including a broad range of abilities, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, socioeconomic and academic experiences, and veteran status.

To learn more about how UNC thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please visit the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

Part-time lecturers are instructional faculty with conditional appointments based on enrollment and budget. Hires from the pool of applicants are made when there are instructional needs to fill coursework. Hiring timelines are in flux due to department needs and funding; successful applicants to the pool may be contacted on short notice.


While we will accept applications to our adjunct pool on a rolling basis, to be considered for positions for the upcoming academic year, it is advisable to submit applications by March 15 of the current academic year. The current upcoming deadline is  April 15, 2023 for positions in the 2023-2024 academic year



We welcome applications from individuals who offer diverse perspectives. Applications must be able to teach techniques and address issues of contemporary art in their media area.

Media Areas

PHOTOGRAPHY: We seek applicants to teach issues of contemporary photography, encompassing print, installation, and video. Applicants should specify their experience in digital and/or analog processes.

PAINTING & DRAWING: We seek applicants with the ability to teach the basics and range of painting and/or drawing. This includes foundational technical skills, mixed media and alternative processes, and contemporary concepts and practice.

PRINTMAKING: We seek applicants broadly knowledgeable about printmaking processes (stencil, relief, intaglio, and planographic) with technical expertise in at least two areas. The printmaking area also covers book art, and we welcome applications for this regardless of traditional printmaking knowledge.

CERAMICS: We seek applicants to teach form construction (hand-building and wheel-throwing) and surface design (glazing and other techniques). Additionally, successful applicants will be skilled in the use of the following: pug mills, throwing wheels, slab rollers, gas and electric kilns, glazes, and raw clay materials.

MOVING IMAGE / DIGITAL MEDIA: We seek applicants able to teach in at least one of the following areas: moving image, digital animation, web media, or sound. Applicants should specify their knowledge of both production and post-production technologies.

SCULPTURE: We seek applicants who teach the field of Sculpture broadly with a contemporary focus at a foundational level, integrating traditional technique, installation as well as new technologies.  Applicants will be versed in woodworking, metal, plaster, and/or cnc technologies in accordance with our facilities.


The duties of a part-time instructor include developing a syllabus, class preparation, instruction, grading, and office hours.  Syllabi are approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Guidelines for required components and a syllabus template are available on the Office of Undergraduate Curricula website.  Sample syllabi for Studio art classes are available upon request.

Hired instructors are assigned to specific courses, including dates, time, and modality, by the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Studio Art with the approval of the Department Chair under the direction of the College Dean.

More information about our curriculum, philosophy, and current course offerings can be found on the Department of Art and Art History page in the UNC Undergraduate Catalog.


Basic qualifications (required at the time of application)
MFA or related equivalent professional experience



Please collect the following into a single pdf saved by the title of your full name and the year you are applying, e.g. Last_First_2023.pdf

  1. Cover Letter: Please include media areas you are qualified and interested to teach.
  2. Curriculum Vitae:  Your most recently updated C.V.
  3. Creative Portfolio:  A link to a website or a pdf with samples of your work

Applications to the Adjunct Pool will remain active for 3 years.  Applicants can update their credentials annually.

Send applications to Lindsay Fulenwider –


We will contact you should an opportunity arise that is a good match for your credentials and the department’s needs.  At that time we may invite you to submit additional information (references, statement of teaching philosophy, course outline/proposal, samples of student work, etc.)

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