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Adjunct - Art Program

Missouri Western State University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 3, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Communications, Digital Media, Speech & Rhetoric
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Full Time
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Position Title

Adjunct - Art Program

Job Description

Missouri Western State University invites qualified candidates to apply for an adjunct teaching position in our School of Fine Arts. Will teach Undergraduate students one of the following courses for the Spring, 2022 semester (Jan 18 – May 6):

Digital Imaging: Course is an in-depth study of digital imaging, editing, and design techniques in the study of visual communication for Graphic Design majors. Applicants should have experience and interest in teaching Adobe Photoshop.

Printmaking: Applicants should have an interest in teaching basic introductory and intermediate level courses in relief and intaglio printmaking processes.

Design Software Applications: Applicants should have experience and interest in teaching foundational elements of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

• Adjunct professors are hired by schools on a contractual, part-time basis who are not on the tenure track. Adjuncts are often hired to teach a specific course that regular faculty may not have expertise in or courses that have great demand. These positions require great flexibility and provide the opportunity to give back to the community.

Teaching: teach undergraduate students in a specific field of art; participation in programs that promote instructional development in the discipline; develop and manage curricular materials, ensuring that they meet departmental and university standards; participation in campus initiatives related to teaching such as learning communities, honors programs, and applied learning.

Scholarship : applies current knowledge and innovations to important practices, and focuses on the nature and improvement of teaching.

Service: document students’ attendance, participation, and academic progress by giving and grading assignments, projects, quizzes and/or examinations that lead to a final grade; plan and create lectures, in-class activities, and assignments; maintain currency in one’s area of expertise and discipline; provide academic advising and support related to the academic progress of students; is accessible to students outside the classroom, providing ample periods of time for counseling and mentoring students in matters related to academic success; engage in service activities in support of departmental, college, and university needs; service supporting community outreach; and service to relevant professional organizations; participate in student recruitment efforts as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelors degree
• Teaching experience
• Content area experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Excellent teaching skills with an ability to coordinate with the faculties and students from diverse cultural backgrounds
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to multitask
• Ability to engage large groups of people with complicated material
• Able to teach with appropriate real-world experience
• Able to demonstrate confidence teaching and presenting in a public forum
• Technologically adept: can utilize electronic communications, online learning management systems, and other forms of technology related to the position
• Passionate about specific academic fields and education in general
• Clearly understands curriculum design, pedagogy, and learning outcomes assessment

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Studio Art or related field preferred.

Physical Demands

• Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.



Additional Demands

Hours of Work

Available Courses/ Times these cannot be changed:

Digital Imaging : Mon/Wed 8:00–10:40am online/synchronous
Printmaking: Mon/Wed 8:00–10:40am face-to-face
Design Software Applications: Mon/Wed, 11-1:40 online/synchronous

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