Two-Dimensional Art & Design Foundations Coordinator, Assistant Professor
As an Assistant Professor and Foundations Coordinator in the Two-Dimensional Art and Design Foundations area you will teach a range of courses serving undergraduate B.A. degree programs in Art and Digital Media Design; be closely involved with curriculum development at the course and program level; participate in program and departmental meetings; advance your research/creative scholarship agenda; and pursue service opportunities to the University and community. In consultation with the faculty, the Foundations Coordinator will evolve the curriculum to respond to developments in art and design pedagogy, and actively assist with recruitment and retention of B.A. Art and B.A. Digital Media Design students.
Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship appropriate to the discipline; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Ranked faculty typically teach three courses each fall and spring semester, with additional summer teaching contracts available on a limited basis. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.
Typical duties include but are not limited to:
- Teaches a range of undergraduate courses.
- Closely involved with curriculum development at the course and program level.
- Participates in program and departmental meetings.
- Pursues research/creative scholarship.
- Offer service to the University and community as needed.
- Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship appropriate to the discipline; and provide service to the College, University and Community.
Additional Job Description
- MFA in Studio Art or related fields from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation
- Two years college/university teaching experience beyond the graduate assistant level with a demonstrated commitment to quality undergraduate education
- Demonstrated experience and ability to teach a range of foundations studio classes including drawing and design
- Demonstrated experience with digital media in teaching and in personal studio work
- Knowledge of current and emerging practices in the development of art foundations curriculum
- Active record of exhibitions and professional engagement
- MFA in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking or related two-dimensional disciplines
- Three years full-time teaching experience at the college/university level with an emphasis in studio foundations and demonstrated expertise in drawing, color theory, and design principles
- Demonstrated experience in teaching Drawing 1, Drawing II, Two-Dimensional Design and upper-level Figure Drawing
- Broad-based expertise in modern and contemporary issues in art and design with a vision for integrating digital skills in studio art practice
- Demonstrated experience with course and curriculum development for Art/Design Foundations, and the ability to coordinate teaching staff and curriculum for a cohesive student learning experience
- Demonstrated experience with learning management systems and online curriculum delivery
- Strong leadership and organizational skills with an understanding of assessment approaches for foundation-level courses and student performance
- Commitment to collegial and collaborative engagement with colleagues to support an increasingly diverse, multicultural student population
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university. Ability to contribute effectively and collegially to a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment that nurtures student creativity.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2020.
Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.
Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.
Required Application Materials:
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Curriculum Vitae
- Five (5) Professional References
Please upload the following additional materials in the available document upload sections:
- Cover Letter - upload in the Unofficial Transcripts Section
- Statement of Research or Scholarship as it fits the discipline- upload in the Statement of Teaching Philosophy Section
- Portfolio of 20 images of own work and 20 images of student work (PDF) with all works clearly identified- upload in the Curriculum Vitae Section
- Personal Website URL (Place in Word Document)- Upload in the Curriculum Vitae Section
This position is listed as “open until filled”, however applications received by 5:00pm on Friday December 18th, 2020 will receive priority consideration.
Salary is $56,000 - Negotiable
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.