Visiting Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Jul 14, 2022
Full time Art & Art History

Job Description

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Visiting Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor of Art – Search 12157
College of Arts and Humanities
Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art


The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Visiting Instructor of Art for the 2022-2023 academic year. This position is primarily located on the Statesboro campus but may have teaching assignments on multiple campuses as needed.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the central mission of The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) is to develop students—both majors and non-majors—into critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, compassionate human beings, and life-long learners. With a focus on professional practice and leadership through creative activity, the BFSDoArt provides students with innovative curricula incorporating relevant technologies and interdisciplinary approaches to educate students with the requisite technical skills and theoretical knowledge for competitive and successful careers as professional artists, art historians, and designers. The BFSDoArt offers interactions with visiting designers, artists, scholars, and a diverse exhibition schedule in our state-of-the-art Center for Art and Theatre galleries. Scholarship, internship, and travel abroad opportunities are also available in our ongoing commitment to the development of a well-rounded future world citizen whose creative research recognizes both aesthetic issues and global awareness.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, the visiting instructor of Art requires teaching foundation and upper level art and design classes with the possibility of teaching art appreciation and expectation of attending all area and departmental meetings. This position is an academic year (10 month) appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. All visiting instructor positions are non-tenure track appointments. There is the possibility for reappointment to a second year based on funding availability and satisfactory performance. The second year is a terminal year, without exception.

Required Qualifications:
Earned MFA in Art or a closely related field, by August 1, 2022
At least one year of teaching experience in higher education.
Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.

Preferred Qualifications:
Evidence of effective teaching experience at the university level, within introductory courses.
Excellent communication skills (i.e., verbal and written).
Demonstrated proficiency in a wide range of Adobe Software and digital technology.
Experience teaching online or hybrid classes.

Conditions of Employment:
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus
Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Screening of applications begins 7/20/2022 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is 8/1/2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Jeff P. Garland, Search Chair, Search 12157
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: jgarland@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912.478.5358

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/art/. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.





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