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Art Instructor-Smyrna and Other Campuses

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To ensure consideration, interested applicants must submit an application and resume online on this website. Once the online application is complete and a resume is uploaded online, a confirmation number will be given to the applicant verifying receipt of the application. Human Resources Office, Dept. 200 Motlow State Community College Telephone (931) 393-1541 E-mail: kveazey@mscc.edu Website: www.mscc.edu Motlow College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Sections 504/ADA employer

Posting Details

Posting Text

Title Instructor
Position Title Art Instructor-Smyrna and Other Campuses
Department MSCC-Art
Position Summary

Motlow State Community College, the fastest growing college in Tennessee, is seeking an energetic and student-focused Art faculty member to teach courses in Art at its Smyrna and other campuses. Motlow State Community College offers day, afternoon, night, weekend, online, hybrid, and accelerated courses at four campuses, serving approximately 5,200 students.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

(Duties and responsibilities listed are examples of work performed and may be modified as needs of the College may dictate.)

• Teach courses as assigned in accordance with the catalog description and the approved course syllabus.
• Submit all requested paperwork timely and complete.
• Respond promptly to the Dean’s and Curriculum Chair of Humanities’ requests.
• Participate in graduation exercises.
• Support curricular and extracurricular activities within the college.
• Stay abreast of current developments in the teaching discipline.
• Travel to multiple campuses as needed.
• Teach several dual enrollment classes at area high schools.
• Work as part of a team, functioning professionally in a highly collaborative, increasingly diverse culture.
• Teach a 15 credit hour load per semester (summers are voluntary).
• Advise and mentor students about academic and career goals.
• Serve on college committees.
• Post and maintain office hours which provide adequate time for academic student advisement; out-of-class meetings with students and colleagues; and faculty, division, and departmental meetings.
• Collaborate with Humanities faculty, Curriculum Chair of Humanities, and academic Deans regarding curricular and programmatic issues and needs.
• Facilitate and present diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into the classroom.
• Promote diversity and encourage the knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage others from various cultures or backgrounds.
• Spearhead community outreach which promote the arts and art education.
• Assist in the development of pedagogies and experiences targeted at reaching diverse learning styles and perspectives.
• Develop and update teaching materials (digital or traditional).
• Work with the Curriculum Chair of Humanities, Dean, and other faculty in program management, including: the preparation of class offerings and schedules; mentoring adjuncts; rotating course coordination; assessment; and, the management of budgets, supplies, and equipment.
• Technology literate and/or willing to become certified in online instruction and teach one or more courses online and/or in a blended format if interested.
• In addition to major duties and responsibilities, but not limited to, maintaining an ongoing record of creative work, scholarship, professional activities, and perform other duties as assigned by the Curriculum Chair of Humanities and/or Dean.

Required Qualifications

• Hold a Master’s degree in Fine Art (MFA) from a regionally accredited college or university by appointment date.
• Demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive working environment with a wider and culturally diverse range of colleagues, students, faculty, and staff.
• Knowledge of the historical and contemporary artists and events that have shaped the art world.
• Demonstrated proficiency to lecture effectively and conduct studio demonstrations.
• Research, teaching, and service has prepared applicant to contribute to Motlow’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in Higher Education.

Preferred Qualifications

• Must demonstrate through application materials and in the interview the ability to teach and mentor students.
• Previous community college teaching experience
• Ability to teach in an additional field, such as speech, theatre, or foreign languages
• Demonstrates digital literacy experience with Adobe Creative Suite
• Provide a digital portfolio of 20 digital images of personal work which demonstrates creative and scholarly work.
• Provide a digital portfolio of 20 digital images which demonstrate beginning to advanced student work, utilizing a range of processes and methods to teach Design, Drawing, and Graphic Design concepts.
• Statement of teaching philosophy which directly addresses applicant’s pedagogical approaches and goals in the instruction of studio art within the context of a community college environment
• Provide copies of sample syllabi from previous college teaching experience.
• Possess excellent representational drawing skills; experience in the design of human anatomy and structure, perspective, lighting, and color.
• Demonstrated proficiency to lecture effectively and conduct studio demonstrations in methods and media.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics
Pay Rate $40,000
Posting Date 05/30/2017
Closing Date 06/30/2017
Open until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, interested applicants must submit an application and resume online on this website. Once the online application is complete and a resume is uploaded online, a confirmation number will be given to the applicant verifying receipt of the application.

Human Resources Office, Dept. 200
Motlow State Community College
Telephone (931) 393-1541
E-mail: kveazey@mscc.edu
Website: www.mscc.edu
Motlow College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Sections 504/ADA employer

Type of Appointment Tenure/Tenure Track
FLSA Status
Employment Category Faculty
Location Motlow State Community College (Lynchburg)
Location of Position Smyrna, TN and other campuses
Posting Number 005688

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you hold a Master’s degree in Fine Art (MFA) from a regionally accredited college or university by August 1, 2017?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have knowledge of the historical and contemporary artists and events that have shaped the art world?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. How did you learn about this position opening?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2
  4. Letter of Reference 3
  5. Unofficial Transcript
  6. Additional Document (s)