Art and Visual Communications
Full Time or Part Time
Fixed Term/Tenure Track
Hiring Salary Range
Salary Commensurate with Education and Experience
Job Description Summary
The Art Area within the Humanities Department at Prince George’s
Community College is seeking an Adjunct Art/Ceramics position for
the Spring 2022
semester. Below is key information about the
school and this position. Applicants should make sure they fit the
education and work experience specific for this position and
The instructor is responsible for the coordination, planning,
preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction
and related activities during the day, evening, or weekend via
instructional delivery formats to include face-to-face, hybrid,
online, and remote. Face-to-face and hybrid classes may be offered
on any Prince George’s Community College campus, or at off-campus
locations. The instructor must remain current in the discipline
area and continually explore teaching methods and strategies to
engage learners, organize and plan instructional content that
accommodates diverse learning styles, and devise appropriate
assessment tools that monitor student learning outcomes. The
instructor is also responsible for participating in related
activities to include professional development, academic advising,
- MFA degree (or higher) in Art/Ceramics, or a master’s degree in
Art/Ceramics related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours
- Preferably 2 years of college teaching experience.
- Ability to teach Ceramics courses. (Additional opportunities to
teach in other areas depending on experience may be an option such
as; Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, Design,
Commercial Art, Visual Communications/Commercial Art/Graphic
Design, Art History, Introduction to Art.)
- Ability to teach in non-traditional formats (online, remote,
hybrid) and settings (off-campus, weekends, evenings and
- Ability to perform a range of physical positions and mobile
conditions including but not limited to occasionally moving
materials 5-25 pounds.
- Knowledge of and the ability to teach, handle, and maintain
Art/Ceramics related materials, chemicals, and equipment in a safe
and responsible manner.
CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria
used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the
applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum
qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be
interviewed. Other information and observations made during the
interview process may be considered in the selection process.
Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application.
Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed
below for this position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Plan, organize, and teach curriculum content in conjunction
with course outcomes.
- Using applicable technology and andragogical principles, teach
course content via an appropriate delivery format (may include
face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote instruction).
- Complete mandated institutional trainings and professional
development as required
- Follow department and division requirements for preparing a
- Facilitate appropriate instructional activities that promote
student engagement and learning.
- Evaluate student performance using assessment tools as directed
by the department; inform students in a timely manner of their
- Create and administer assessments that monitor student
progress; provide timely student feedback.
- Provide an orientation at the first- class meeting to include
(as applicable) an overview of the course syllabus, an outline of
course objectives, course requirements, attendance policy, grading
system, textbook(s), and supplemental materials.
- Notify students of key dates and course adjustments
- Comply with attendance and grading requirements as established
for the course (may include maintaining an up-to-date electronic
grade book, and entering final grades by the established due
- Maintain accurate class records; submit required class records
by the established due date
- Participate in departmental evaluation and course assessment
processes as directed.
- Follow department and division requirements for maintaining
office hours, advising students, and referring students to
- Respond to student emails and phone calls within 48 hours with
the exception of weekends and holidays. Maintain regular
communication with students. Use the assigned PGCC email for
communication with the department and with students.
- Attend all required meetings.
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
- Mastery of course content
- Ability to provide service to diverse populations using a
- Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and
- Ability to plan, deliver and assess effective instruction
- Ability to teach in face to face, remote and online modalities,
- Ability to effectively use instructional technology (Internet,
instructional software, learning management system,
- Critical thinking, organization, and conflict management
- Research skills (where appropriate)
- Time management, planning and organizational skills
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Problem-solving and analytical ability
Is Background Check Required?
- Must be able to work Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the
- Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written
- As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present
acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a
U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work
- Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing
a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations
for applicants being considered for employment. Background
investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record
check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial
(credit) report or driving history check.
Open Until Filled
Background Check Statement
Special Instructions to Applicants
The following documents must be provided in your
Under required documents provide:
Select Other, and include a PDF, Word Doc, or URL for
- Current Cover Letter and CV
- Unofficial Transcript (if hired official transcripts will be
Prince George’s Community College values the safety of its
students, faculty, and staff. As part of that commitment, the
College has announced effective October 21, 2021, all students,
faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID -19 or tested
for the virus weekly. As a prospective or new employee, you will be
required to comply with this mandate and all the necessary safety
protocols, including wearing a mask. Please direct your questions
related to the vaccination, testing, mask mandates, and
requirements for exemptions to VMPO@pgcc.edu .
- A digital portfolio with 15-20 current examples of professional
- A digital portfolio with 15-20 examples of student’s work
- A teaching philosophy
; you will receive an email acknowledging
receipt of your application, upon which time no further
communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the
position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is
immediately sent to your references listed on your application.
Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight
requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Which of the following best describes your level of completed
education? (Education details must be included in your
- Master's Degree or above from an accredited
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
- Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
- One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is
equivalent to one year)
- Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
- High School Diploma or GED
- None of the above
- * Do you have at least two years of college teaching experience
outside of graduate school?
- * Do you have experience managing a kiln and working with
ceramic glazes? If yes, briefly describe your experience.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Please describe your education and experience teaching
(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you have experience teaching in online, remote, or hybrid
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- HigherEd Jobs
- Hispanic Outlook
- Personal Referral
- PGCC Website
- Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
- The Chronicle of Higher Ed
- The Washington Post
- Other: Please indicate below
- How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you
selected 'Other' please indicate source:
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae