Assistant Professor - Foundations Coordinator - Art and Design

The Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, MO

ID: 7057014
Posted: April 17, 2019

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

The Foundations Coordinator supervises the Foundations Program within the comprehensive BFA, BSED, and BA programs; oversees advising of all foundations students; coordinates semester Foundation Reviews; is key to departmental recruitment and retention; teaches undergraduate courses in all levels of Foundations; and has a demonstrated strength in figure drawing. The Foundations Coordinator may teach any of the following studio classes: Drawing I, Drawing II (figure), 2D Design, Color Composition, and 3D Design. The Coordinator will teach the equivalent of 12 credits per semester with one annual studio course reassignment. Studio classes range in size from 12-20 students. There is the expectation that the Coordinator will participate in department, college, and university committee service; maintain an active professional studio practice; and work to support students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Art and Design and the university.
Required Qualifications:
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
Minimum of two years of experience teaching at the college/university level as instructor or higher
Demonstrated experience and ability to teach any of the following areas of foundations studio classes: Drawing I, Drawing II (figure), 2D Design, Color Composition, and 3D Design Demonstrated strength in figure drawing
Demonstrated active exhibition record and professional involvement
Excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills
Strong leadership and organizational skills with an understanding of assessment approaches for foundations-level students and responsive student advising
Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.

Required Information & Deadline:
Application Deadline: This position is available August 1, 2019, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be complete and received by May 1, 2019

To Apply: Submit the following items by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:
Letter of interest addressing position requirements
Current vitae showing artistic and professional work experience
Statement of teaching philosophy
Personal artist statement
List of courses taught
20 images of personal work (PDF file that includes title, medium, dimensions, and year for each image)
20 images of your student work, ideally demonstrating foundations competencies (PDF file that includes title, medium, dimensions, and year for each image)
Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
Names and contact information of three professional references, including phone and email


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