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Instructor in General Education and Studio Foundations

Weber State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Instructor in General Education and Studio Foundations

Requisition Number: F00261P:

Job Description:
The Department of Visual Art and Design (DOVAD) at Weber State University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Instructor position in the department's General Education and Foundations curricula, to begin teaching in Fall 2022. We seek a candidate who demonstrates a strong commitment to undergraduate education, with a focus on Creative Arts General Education and the needs of a diverse student body in the context of an open-enrollment public university. The successful candidate will also participate in departmental service opportunities and faculty governance.

DOVAD is committed to centering diverse identities and experiences among its faculty and curriculum, and students of all backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented and structurally marginalized groups. We seek candidates with experience supporting the learning needs of students from diverse and underserved backgrounds. Commitment to global awareness, inclusion, and equity efforts in pedagogical practices and scholarship, as well as collegial and student mentorship are desirable. Excellent communication, collaboration, and organization skills are necessary.

NOTE: This is a one-year Instructor appointment. Temporary appointments are renewable by separate contract at the sole discretion of the University.

Job Duties:
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Teaching 13 credit hours (three 3-credit courses and one 4-credit studio course) in Creative Arts General Education each Fall and Spring semester. The Creative Arts General Education curriculum in DOVAD includes two three-credit courses, ART 1010 Introduction to Art and ART 1030 Studio Art for Non-majors, and two four-credit studio courses, ART 1110 Drawing I and/or ART 2450 Foundations of Photography: Color/Digital. Teaching assignments in the studio courses will be based on the successful candidate’s area of expertise.
  • Oversight and Facilitation of Concurrent Enrollment (CE) General Education teaching at high schools within Weber State University’s service area, including mentorship of CE faculty, and oversight of adherence to WSU’s standards and essential learning outcomes for Creative Arts General Education.

Required Qualifications:
  • MFA in visual art, design, visual studies, or a related field of study.
  • Demonstrated experience in, and commitment to, teaching at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications:
Seeking applicants with:
  • Capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications include:
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to innovative teaching methods including engaged learning strategies and new technologies.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the department, college, and university’s continuing commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 04/26/2022
Close Date: 6/10/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Notes to Applicants:
The position comes with a generous benefits package. To apply, please complete the online application and electronically submit the following:
  • A cover letter (PDF) of application that addresses, 1) the applicant’s interest and capabilities in teaching in an art and design department at the General Education/Foundations level, and; 2) how the applicant incorporates principles of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity into their teaching.
  • A Curriculum Vitae (PDF) that fully outlines the applicant’s educational background, teaching experience, and exhibition record/professional achievements.
  • Link to the applicant’s artist website or a URL or PDF portfolio of 10 examples of personal creative work.
  • URL or PDF portfolio of 10 examples of relevant student work (or link to artist’s website if student work is included there).
  • A list of professional references with contact information.

Applications are due by Friday, June 10, 2022. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview via Zoom to be scheduled for late June.

We actively encourage applicants who can contribute to the equity, diversity, and inclusive mission of Weber State University through teaching, service, and/or scholarship.

Program Information
Weber State University is a dual mission institution, providing associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs in liberal arts, sciences, and technical and professional fields. DOVAD’s academic offerings include BFA and BA degrees in art, art education, and graphic design, as well as minors in each of these areas and a minor in art history.

DOVAD is housed in the Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center, one of the most comprehensive studio arts facilities in the Intermountain West. The department is also home to the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, which produces and mounts exhibitions of national and international scope, in addition to showing student works and works by regional artists.

Faculty are eligible for research and professional development grants at the college and university level. There is also the opportunity to collaborate with the newly established Matthew S. Browning Center for Design.

Weber State University is located in Ogden, Utah, home to The Monarch and Nine Rails Creative District. The City of Ogden is 35 miles north of Salt Lake City. Located in Northern Utah, it was one of the sites of the 2002 Winter Olympics, and is close to many world-class outdoor recreational opportunities.

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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