Assistant Professor, Visual Art & Design

  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Apr 25, 2024
Full time Art & Art History Design (all areas)

Job Description

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Assistant Professor, Visual Art & Design

Salt Lake Community College


Position Title: Assistant Professor, Visual Art & Design

Open Internally or Externally: External

If faculty, tenure track status: Tenure Track

Reports to (title): Associate Dean, Shelley Bodily

Department: Visual Art & Design

Requisition Number: F23TT38

Position Type: Replacement

Job Category: Faculty

FT/PT: Full-time

Initial Work Location: Varies

Starting Salary: Min. $58,438.00/ Academic year

Job Open Date: 04/22/2024

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Priority Review Date: 06/04/2024

Job Summary: Welcome to the SLCC Community!!If you value recreation & the scenic beauty of nature; Then, Salt Lake Community College is the place for you. Nestled in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. SLCC proudly serves Utah’s most diverse student population, providing education to more than 45,000 students across eight campuses. We strive to be a model for inclusive and transformative education. Therefore, the Visual Art & Design department seeks to hire an active and engaged faculty member with expertise in the arts, a positive commitment to teaching excellence, and a capacity for inclusive, collaborative, and innovative instruction.Salt Lake Community College’s Visual Art & Design Department provides a quality arts education and assists students in achieving their artistic and career goals. In addition to offering associate degrees and certificates in art, the department also provides an opportunity to explore a variety of art media. We prepare individuals to build their professional-looking portfolios for employment and/or transfer to a four-year college or university.The selected candidate, an individual qualified in foundational art courses with multidisciplinary crossover capabilities, will work as a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in the Visual Art & Design department. The candidate will teach traditional art/design physical materials courses and computer lab digitally based courses. They will join a progressive department where faculty members are thoughtful individuals, equity-minded practitioners, and knowledgeable instructors in visual arts who may utilize a variety of modalities for instructional delivery.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties: Responsibilities & Duties:

Teaching: Under general supervision, the faculty member will prepare and teach a combination of traditional in-person, face-to-face, hybrid, and online course modalities as assigned by the department. This position will include the development and teaching of foundational art courses that support Visual Art & Design students and the general SLCC student population. The faculty member will teach an average of 15 instructional units per semester (approximately 18 hours of in-class time per week during Fall and Spring semesters) in the Visual Art & Design Department at Salt Lake Community College. Regular full-time faculty members teach assigned day, evening, and weekend classes in accordance with established guidelines and policies. SLCC faculty participate in advising students, committee assignments, academic and institutional support activities, and other duties as assigned.

Much of the assigned teaching load may consist of introductory courses, including foundational art courses and general education courses, which require coordination of course curriculum paperwork, General Education 5-year reviews, and adjunct training. Additional duties will include participation in Visual Art & Design program curriculum development, annual program assessments, and periodic program reviews in collaboration with other program faculty.

Other duties as assigned.

Please see our SLCC Faculty General Description found Appendix 1 Faculty Compensation and Workload Handbook. Professional:

  • Become familiar with and abide by all college policies, with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the college.
  • Maintains professional etiquette in communication with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
  • Works closely with department peers and administrators to understand processes and procedures leading to success as a contributing teacher and member of the academic unit.
  • Maintains necessary education, credentials, and professional skills and demonstrates teaching competencies consistent with department standards.
  • Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers when appropriate.
  • Expands knowledge in discipline and teaching craft on an ongoing basis.
  • Promotes professional development of peers/colleagues through recognized professional activities (in‐service activities and the presentation of conference papers and/or publications, and other methodologies appropriate to the teaching field), as approved by the department.
  • Participates in the collegial mentoring relationship, serving as a mentor and/or mentee in the department and college.
  • Engages in local, state, and/or national professional organizations appropriate to the faculty role.
  • Serves community partners as content area experts when needed.
  • Completes required training and participates in professional development.


Service:The faculty member will serve their program, department, school, college, and the larger community by attending both general and discipline-specific forums and meetings. Faculty are expected to serve on college and department committees and community committees, engage with the community in multiple roles, and mentor departmental adjunct faculty. The faculty member will also participate in professional development activities that are applicable to their growth as an artist and an educator.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued: Professional:Become familiar with and abide by all college policies, with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the college.Maintains professional etiquette in communication with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.Works closely with department peers and administrators to understand processes and procedures leading to success as a contributing teacher and member of the academic unit.Maintains necessary education, credentials, and professional skills and demonstrates teaching competencies consistent with department standards.Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers when appropriate.Expands knowledge in discipline and teaching craft on an ongoing basis.Promotes professional development of peers/colleagues through recognized professional activities (in‐service activities and the presentation of conference papers and/or publications, and other methodologies appropriate to the teaching field), as approved by the department.Participates in the collegial mentoring relationship, serving as a mentor and/or mentee in the department and college.Engages in local, state, and/or national professional organizations appropriate to the faculty role.Serves community partners as content area experts when needed.Completes required training and participates in professional development.Service:The faculty member will serve their program, department, school, college, and the larger community by attending both general and discipline-specific forums and meetings. Faculty are expected to serve on college and department committees and community committees, engage with the community in multiple roles, and mentor departmental adjunct faculty. The faculty member will also participate in professional development activities that are applicable to their growth as an artist and an educator.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus the equivalent of two (2) years full-time employment/experience in the visual arts/art related field.

--OR—

  • Associate’s degree plus the equivalent of six (6) years full-time employment/experience in the visual arts/art related field.

--AND—

  • Demonstrated experience teaching at the high school level, or in a professional industry environment, or expert certification training, or similar learning environment..




Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:Master’s degree5 plus year of experience in visual artsPost-secondary teaching experienceOnline teaching experienceCurriculum development experienceStudio art teaching experience in courses such as life drawing, photography, and design.Experience with or a strong interest in utilizing proven strategies to eliminate equity gaps in student success.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: KSA’s:Mastery of the foundations of visual art, including but not limited to the design process and the elements and principles of design, but also the history of art and knowledge of current trends in the visual art community.Experience in teaching studio art: drawing, painting, photography, design, etc.Significant demonstrated experience using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.Experience teaching traditional in-person, face-to-face, hybrid, and online course modalities.Documented evidence of professional growth in teaching (training, credentials, professional development, student feedback, etc.).Knowledge of and an ability to facilitate the creation of digital portfolios for general education courses.Understanding and experience using high-impact practices (HIPs) for teaching.Support for student success when entering the workforce or transferring to a four-year college or university.Experience teaching students from underserved populations, including diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, which also includes students with disabilities.Communication skills and cross-cultural abilities that maximize effective collaboration with a diverse community of students and colleagues.Bilingual.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Special Instructions: Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time of hire.Priority Review Date: June 4, 2024:Applications received by the priority review date will receive priority in screening. The screening of applications submitted after the priority review date will be determined by the committee until the position is filled. All applications submitted by the priority review date will be reviewed.The following are the requirements to complete the application:Cover letter,Curriculum vitae or resume,Copies of university/college official transcripts,One-page teaching philosophy statement, andProfessional work website addressWhen creating application documents, pay close attention to the “Preferred Qualifications” and “Knowledge, Skills & Abilities” sections of this application. When appropriate, please speak to as many of the listed qualifications as possible.UPON REQUEST, selected finalists for this position will be required to participate in a teaching demonstration and to provide letters of recommendation from individuals who have observed the candidate in a professional work environment and/or teaching.Selected finalists for this position, upon request, will be required to submit a professional portfolio of their artwork.SLCC’s People and Workplace Culture department (human resources) will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalists. In addition, it is permissible to submit unofficial transcripts when applying for this position. **Official transcripts are required before employment can be offered to the chosen candidate.SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. Please visit:SLCC Employee Benefits Page.

SLCC Highlights: Salt Lake Community College seeks and values contributions from each community member and welcomes new and diverse perspectives. A respectful work environment is its top priority; academic excellence and lasting transformation come about when diverse voices can speak and collaborate freely. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, SLCC leads the state with the highest enrollment of students from the Latinx/a/o community. SLCC is committed to serving diverse students and being a model for inclusive and transformative education We will welcome you into our community; as we live our values through dedicated, collective efforts. If your values align with us by grounding our future endeavors while helping to realize the mission of being an open-access, comprehensive community college committed to the transfer education and workforce needs of our students. Click here for more information: SLCC Mission and Values.

FLSA: Exempt

SLCC Information: Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). In addition to URS, SLCC offers several other retirement account options.


To apply, please visit: https://jobs.slcc.edu/postings/58622






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