Lecturer/Gallery Director

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7190623 (Ref.No. ej-4748727)
Posted: October 31, 2023

Job Description

Lecturer/Gallery Director

Job ID: 261581
Location: Summerville Campus
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID: 261582

Position #: 20010904

The Department of Art and Design at Augusta University seeks outstanding applicants for the position of Lecturer who will hold an administrative post of Gallery Director for the award-winning Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art. This is a lecture faculty position (10-month contract) with duties to begin in fall 2023 or as soon as possible.

The Lecturer/Gallery Director is responsible for teaching two core curriculum courses during the academic year; facilitating student learning opportunities by planning, installing, and de-installing six to seven exhibitions each year, ranging from student exhibitions to those featuring nationally and internationally recognized artists; negotiating terms for the exhibitions to be reviewed by the department chair; planning and overseeing artist talks, receptions and events related to these exhibitions; collaborating with the Augusta, GA community; maintaining content on the Mary S Byrd Gallery website at https://www.augusta.edu/pamplin/art/gallery/.


Conceptualize, plan, install, and de-install exhibitions within the Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art, including the annual juried student competition and exhibition.

Negotiate terms for exhibitions with artists and art organizations and create contracts for review by the department chair.

Plan and execute artist talks, receptions, and events related to the Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art.

Contribute to and collaborate with Augusta, GA arts community to develop innovative curatorial concepts to support departmental experiential learning.

Maintain social media presence and content on the Mary S Byrd Gallery website at https://www.augusta.edu/pamplin/art/gallery/.

Teach one course per term in Art and Design curriculum (Potential courses to be taught include Marvel of Art and Art Foundation courses).

Maintain social media presence and content on the Mary S Byrd Gallery website at https://www.augusta.edu/pamplin/art/gallery/.

Required Qualifications

MFA in the appropriate discipline or its equivalent terminal degree, or its equivalent experience in training, ability, or experience.

An established record of teaching experience and industry experience, artistic practice or publication.
Demonstrated potential for teaching effectiveness with diverse student populations.

Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:

Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;

Evidence of ability as a teacher;

Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;

Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,

Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.


This position is academic year based and typically works August through May, depending on dates outlined in offer letter and yearly contract.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0.

Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines: https://www.augusta.edu/hr/faculty-support-ser/procedures/augusta_university_promotion_tenure_guidelines_feb_2020.pdf

College/Department Information

The Department of Art and Design at Augusta University is a NASAD accredited, multi-disciplinary department, offering comprehensive programs that explore both traditional and contemporary practices in visual and performing arts. Faculty and students are actively engaged in peer-recognized, tier-one level national and international research, scholarship, and creative activities. The department engages students in both cutting-edge technologies and traditional practices facilitating opportunities for faculty and students to engage in interdisciplinary research with departments across the campus including our world-class medical facility and state-of-the-art cyber center.

The department actively participates in the contemporary national and international scenes of art and scholarship, curating an outstanding contemporary art gallery on campus, the Mary S. Byrd Gallery, and offering a myriad of opportunities for students to experience world-renowned artists from a variety of disciplines. The department hosts and participates in events such as the fun and competitive.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


Augusta University

Our Summerville Campus:

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide a course-by-course educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs.To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs.To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs.To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs.

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Cover letter describing qualifications and experience
Curriculum vitae
Statement of teaching philosophy for AU students
Names, addresses and phone numbers of three references

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=12000&JobOpeningId=261581&PostingSeq=1