University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Assistant Professor- Curator of Art

Posting Date: August 20, 2014
Essential Job Functions:

The department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Arts Management.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Direct, manage, administer, and curate exhibitions in the Lawton Gallery.
  • Teach 9 credits per academic year in the Gallery/Museum studies emphasis.
  • Manage budget and facilities, and maintain UW-Green Bay’s permanent art collection.
  • Appoint and supervise LTE staff and work-study students.
  • Advise students.
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank.
  • Perform institutional service and contribute to the ongoing programmatic development within the department of Art and Design.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, and a commitment to undergraduate education.  Additionally, they should possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) or Master of Arts (M.A.) from an accredited institution by start date.
  • 2 years of curatorial experience working in a gallery/museum environment.
  • Knowledge of art history, current issues in museum studies and/or arts management fields, and contemporary art.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with regional art centers, current exhibitions, and the national and international art world.
  • Experience teaching at the University level.
  • Familiarity with the grant writing process and/or fundraising.
Starting Date: August 24, 2015
Conditions of Appointment:

This position requires travel for studio and internship visits, returning of artwork, field trips with students, and other weekend and evening work.  The ability to lift up to 30-50 pounds, climb ladders, and reach over head is necessary in order to perform essential job functions.

Position is an academic year tenure-track appointment.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin state retirement plan. (Total Compensation Estimator).

To Apply:

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
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STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
  • Contact information for three references

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Chair, Art Recruitment Committee
Phone: (920)465-2348

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Note: Information on “final candidates” must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, “final candidates” under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.