Assistant Teaching Professor of Art (Foundations Specialist)

Location
Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title

Assistant Teaching Professor of Art (Foundations Specialist)

Additional Information

The School of Art at Ball State University welcomes applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor of Art (Foundations Specialist) to begin August, 2021. This is a non-tenure track, full-time position with the possibility of contract renewal.

Responsibilities include teaching a range of undergraduate courses in studio art foundations. Our program includes Drawing, 2D, 3D, and 4D Foundations. The teaching load for the specialist is four studio courses per semester, in at least two of these areas.

Foundations serves a wide range of studio and applied art disciplines. Ideal candidates will bring innovative pedagogy, with a broad vision of contemporary art and design and an interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative practices. Successful candidates will be fluent in incorporating digital tools into these courses and emphasize formal, technical and conceptual skills. The School of Art values a diverse curriculum which represents and emphasizes voices that have been traditionally excluded from art and design education. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to these principles and an approach that centers their teaching on inclusion.

The School of Art at Ball State has forty-nine full-time faculty and offers state-of-the-art facilities serving over 600 undergraduate majors as well as a growing graduate program. Programs at the BA, BS, BFA and MFA levels include animation, art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, glass, metals, painting, photography, intermedia, printmaking, sculpture, and visual communication (graphic design).

Housed in the Art and Journalism building, School of Art students enjoy over 57,000 square feet of world-class facilities, a nationally ranked animation program, the Atrium Gallery, and the Glick Center for Glass. Students and faculty work closely with David Owsley Museum of Art on campus, among the finest university art collections in the nation.

Ball State University is accredited by the National Association for Schools of Art and Design.

Benefits and Community

https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/benefits-and-community/faculty

Relocation

https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/working-at-ball-state/relocation

Appointment Type

Non-Tenure-track/Contract

Length of Appointment

FT Academic Year

Description

The School of Art seeks applicants for a full-time contract faculty, Assistant Teaching Professor of Art (Foundations Specialist) to teach a range of undergraduate studio art foundations courses. Our program includes Drawing, 2D, 3D and 4D Foundations. The teaching load for the specialist is four studio courses per semester, in at least two of these areas. This is a non-tenure track, full-time position with the possibility of contract renewal.

Foundations serves a wide range of studio and applied art disciplines. Ideal candidates will bring innovative pedagogy, with a broad vision of contemporary art and design and an interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative practices. Successful candidates will be fluent in incorporating digital tools into these courses and emphasize formal, technical and conceptual skills. The School of Art values a diverse curriculum which represents and emphasizes voices that have been traditionally excluded from art and design education. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to these principles and an approach that centers their teaching on inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications

Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art, Design or related discipline, by time of appointment;
Teaching experience on the college level, with experience in Foundations curriculum

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of basic digital skills/experience with Adobe Creative Cloud; Fluency with time-based media; Practicing studio artist or designer with an active exhibition/scholarly record; Involvement with FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education); Teaching experience beyond graduate assistantship

Required Certifications/Licensures

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

None

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department

School of Art:600020

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

hjensen2@bsu.edu

Posting Number

202100706F

Number of Vacancies

1

Desired Start Date

08/20/2021

Position End Date

05/06/2022

Posting Date

03/26/2021

Applications Accepted Through Date

04/15/2021

Open Until Filled

No

Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Required in the “Applicant Documents” section of this application:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A portfolio of no more than 20 samples of your current professional work and 10 examples of student work (labeled as such) saved as a single PDF (with links to time-based work) under the “Portfolio” document in the Applicant Documents section
4. A statement on creative practice/research
5. A teaching philosophy that addresses foundations-level instruction and how you have worked to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your classroom
6. A syllabus from a Foundation-level studio art course

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

Heidi Jensen
hjensen2@bsu.edu

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Portfolio
  4. Research Statement/Papers
  5. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  6. Course Syllabi
Optional Documents

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