Instructor in General Education and Studio Foundations
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
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.
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
- 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.
- MFA in visual art, design, visual studies, or a related field
- Demonstrated experience in, and commitment to, teaching at the
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.
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
Open Until Filled:
Notes to Applicants:
The position comes with a generous
. 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
- 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
- A list of professional references with contact
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.
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
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
None. The worker is not substantially exposed to
adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or
To apply, visit https://jobs.weber.edu/postings/16477