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Visiting Instructor, PNCA

Willamette University
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
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Dec 2, 2021

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Visiting Instructor, PNCA

Posting Number: R0004040
Location: Portland Campus

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Position Summary:
Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University is hiring part-time instructors for Science courses for Spring 2022 in Portland, Oregon. The courses will be taught in person at our campus at 511 NW Broadway. Please note that one is scheduled for Tuesday mornings from 8-10:45 am and the other on Thursday night from 6:15-9 pm.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Science: This is a topic-based, introductory science course for artists. Instructors select an appropriate topic and assign readings, projects, and writing assignments related to the topic. Although it is at the 200 level, there are no lab requirements or facilities. Previous topics include “Principles in Neuroscience,” “Climate and the Fate of Civilizations,” and “Ecology and Resilience.”

Minimum qualifications for teaching in the department are: A master's degree (a Ph.D. or other terminal degree highly preferred) in the relevant discipline. Teaching experience is also necessary, and evidence of teaching competence may be requested. PNCA welcomes applications from candidates that expand the college's diversity.

Founded in 1909 and located in an award-winning campus in the heart of Portland, Oregon, PNCA is one of a handful of West Coast institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. It offers B.F.A., M.A., and M.F.A. degrees. Under the guidance of professional practicing artists, designers, and scholars, students can focus on Communication Design, General Fine Arts, Illustration, Intermedia, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture. A PNCA education is centered on the core values of professional practice, integrated knowledge, critical thinking, effective communication, and social responsibility. PNCA strives in all ways to prepare students for sustained creative achievement in the fine and design arts and throughout their lives to strengthen their ability to interpret the conditions and events shaping the world, and to prepare them to engage that world and its cultures with understanding, enthusiasm, and integrity.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received until the positions are filled.

All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
  • Current Resume

​Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

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