Posted on May 12, 2022 – open until filled
Duties and Responsibilities
Give active support in the success of the Art Concentration and B.S. VCDMA Program; and in the development of the 3D Studios art components of the B.A. Studio Art program development.
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate studio art, especially 3D Studio: 3D design, sculpture, ceramics and art history courses in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts; and assisting with supply maintenance and kiln room technology for the 3D studios. Responsibilities also include working outside the classroom by advising students, attendance at departmental events, and keeping regular office hours. Works collaboratively with other Studio Art and other DFPA (VCDMA) full-time faculty with students and especially senior thesis exhibitions, portfolio reviews, and assessments. Assists with program management and oversight of Studio Art, visual culture major, minors and curriculum, program objectives, goals, and outcomes; including new course development and/or course upgrades.
Conditions of Employment
Full-time and tenure track.
• Minimum three (3) years of relevant college or university teaching experience in studio art and/or art history, B.A. or B.F.A in studio accepted with relevant professional and teaching experience.
• Experienced and sensitive to working with students from diverse backgrounds, students with disabilities or special needs, and especially those at a Historically Black College or University.
Master’s Degree in studio art or art history required.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogy and teaching methodologies appropriate to undergraduate level students majoring in art disciplines, and/or those who are using the course as a general education requirement; knowledge of global art history from prehistoric through present day; knowledge of studio art, foundation, design, sculpting, portfolio development, processes, techniques and practices employed by artists; knowledge of appropriate classroom technology, to include the learning management system such as Blackboard (or similar). Successful virtual, hybrid (hyflex) teaching experience as well as in-person. Knowledge of 3D printing and any background in product or industrial and sustainable design is desirable. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of the program by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversation and artistic practices in the field. Should possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, service, and technology application in the classroom. Must be a team player, cooperative, collaborative, and have effective communication skills and potential grantsmanship. Experience with Blackboard (or similar), experiential, virtual, and online learning, and technical support for students and faculty is required.