Specialist Professor in Art Foundations

New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 01, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Monmouth University

Specialist Professor in Art Foundations

Department: Art And Design

Position Summary:
The Department of Art and Design at Monmouth University is seeking applications for a full-time, Specialist Professor in Art Foundations. This anticipated opening is a non-tenure track position is for the 2021-2022 academic year and is a two-year initial appointment subject to subsequent multi-year reappointments without limit. Review of applications will begin on February 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Given that our department houses majors who concentrate in Studio Arts, Photography, Graphic and Interactive Design, and Animation, we seek a dynamic colleague to develop our students' solid foundations in composition and design while promoting creativity and critical thinking. Ideal candidates will bring a broad vision of contemporary visual art and innovative approaches to foundational art pedagogy, including incorporating digital tools into intro-level studio courses.

Courses to be taught include the current Basic Design and Composition as well as Basic Design and Color. Additionally, teaching abilities in Painting and Drawing are preferred. (To see a list of current Art and Design offerings, visit: https://catalog.monmouth.edu/undergraduate-catalog/undergraduate-course-descriptions/ar/.) The teaching load for the specialist line is includes three studio courses per semester (3 credits, 4.5 contact hours each). The position includes full benefits. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

We seek someone who is passionate about students' first-year experience, engaging as a point person for students who are in their early years in the department. This new hire will help coordinate the way Foundation, Drawing, and Painting courses are taught and assessed. They will also collaborate with faculty across the department so that the lessons in our core classes interconnect and enrich each other, leading to possible course revision and/or the development of new curricula. Because we are a student-centered university, faculty members work closely with students toward both academic advising and career mentorship. Other responsibilities after the first year include University/School/Department committee work and assisting in the recruitment and retention of students.

Candidates should be actively practicing artists with a substantial knowledge of historical and current theoretical discourse in the visual arts. They should hold a genuine commitment to excellence in teaching and professional practice.

For additional information about the department, please go to: https://www.monmouth.edu/school-of-humanities-social-sciences/art-and-design.aspx.

Required Degree, License or Certifications:
Master's degree

Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Required Years of Experience: 2

Other Requirements:
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art or equivalent terminal degree.

Two years of full-time (or equivalent) college-level teaching.

Active interest in, application, and exploration of Art Foundations.

Ongoing maintenance of disciplinary currency.

Expertise in digital imaging within a foundational-level teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Teaching experience and scholarship in Painting and Drawing.

Work with curriculum development.

Remote teaching experience and virtual/hybrid course development.

Log in to http://jobs.monmouth.edu to apply and see the job duties for this position no later than the deadline date.

Posting Date: 01/29/2021
Closing Date:

Located along New Jersey's northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 5,700 students in nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including three doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University's dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth's faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University's 168-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities. Recent updates include a $47 million renovation to the Edison Science Building and construction of a $16 million stadium, which hosts more than half of the University's student-athletes.

A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park's legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ community. Enjoy Red Bank's lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch's redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review's “The Best 382 Colleges,” and Money magazine's “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.