Foundations Lecturer

Lecturer in Art & Design (Foundations) (Limited Term Appointment)


The Department of Art & Design seeks applicants for a limited term faculty position, beginning August 1, 2023.  The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. 

 Valdosta State University is proud to have a highly diverse student body, and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff.   

The VSU College of the Arts includes the Department of Art & Design, the Department of Music, and the Department of Communication Arts (Communication, Mass Media, Theatre & Dance, and MAIC). The College of the Arts is also home to the award-winning Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and the Peach State Summer Theatre, designated as the Official Musical Theatre of the State of Georgia. VSU is accredited by NASAD, NASM, and NAST. With nearly 90 faculty members and approximately 800 students, the College offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For more information,   

 Review of completed applications will begin June 5, and continue until position is filled.  For more information contact Monika Meler, Dept. Head, via email or phone 229-219-1232


 This position will be responsible for teaching a full course load — 4/4 (studio courses) in fall/spring — in Art & Design foundations. This position is primarily responsible for teaching courses central to traditional and contemporary foundations (Drawing, Drawing 2, 2D Design, 3D Design, Computers in Art). For “contemporary foundations,” candidates should be prepared to teach courses that are concept forward, technology-based, research-focused, innovative, combine media, and are collaborative. Courses may be delivered in traditional, online, hybrid, and in off-campus formats. Faculty members are expected to make substantive contributions to the Department including department, university, and community service.  



Terminal degree in art/design;

Knowledge of skills and practices across multiple studio/design areas;

Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning;  Commitment to diversity and inclusion; 
Expertise in teaching traditional and contemporary foundations;. 
Understanding of industry-standard safety practices and protocols; 

Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting.

A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage; 
A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds. 
Expertise in working with all levels of undergraduate students.
Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Studio Arts, Printmaking, Graphic Design, Public Art, Capstone courses (such as Senior Portfolio/Presentation/Exhibition).

Valdosta State University, founded in 1906 and elevated to university status in 1993, is a regional comprehensive university located on a gorgeous 168-acre campus of palm trees, vast green lawns, Spanish mission style architecture and an award-winning design. The university serves a student enrollment of approximately 9,300 from all states within the US and hosts over 300 international students from more than 76 countries. Located in the city of Valdosta, the city is a very family-friendly area with new housing developments, modest living costs, excellent public and private schools, a vibrant music and arts scene, and a 170-acre theme park, Wild Adventures. The city is served by the Valdosta Regional Airport and is home to Moody Air Force Base. The city is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75 and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida and a three-hour drive of Atlanta, Georgia. For more information visit and for more information about the community visit http:// 

Location: Valdosta, Georgia

Deadline: June 5, 2023