Schedule Information: The position requires teaching a minimum of 15 contact hours in the Art Department with a focus on ceramics and other studio foundation or Art Appreciation courses as needed. Additional job requirements include service on department/division/college committees, holding ten office hours weekly, engaging in assessment and curriculum development, and pursuit of professional development related to the discipline and pedagogy.
Weeks per fiscal year: Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)
Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense
Position Description and Duties: Harper College seeks a dynamic instructor of art for a full-time tenure-track position. Teaching experience should include hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing at multiple levels, and expertise in firing gas and electric kilns, including raku. Additional responsibilities include maintenance and supervision of the ceramics studio and program, including managing the budget, material ordering and inventory of studio materials, equipment maintenance, and overseeing risk management and safety procedures. This position assists with the hiring, training, and overseeing of lab technicians and student aides. The successful candidate will also work cooperatively with non-credit programming at the college.
The Art Department is composed of six full-time faculty who teach foundation courses, painting, sculpture, ceramics, digital photography, printmaking, figure drawing, art history, art appreciation, and film appreciation. Our facilities include a ceramics studio with multiple kilns, a sculpture area with wood and metal studios, printmaking facilities, and Mac lab.
We are looking for candidates who are committed to teaching art within the community college environment and maintain a safe and thriving ceramic studio program.
Educational Requirements: A Master’s of Fine Arts degree is required.
Experience Requirements: Two years of post-secondary teaching experience required
Experience Desired:The successful candidate should demonstrate commitment to teaching a diverse student population informed by course-level learning outcomes, and should use instructional strategies appropriate to the community college student and the discipline. Experience teaching in the community college setting while maintaining a professional studio practice and active exhibition record is desired. Strength in teaching both sculptural and functional ceramics is preferred.
Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before January 25, 2019.
*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:
CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application) - Your CV/resume must include a link to at least 10 images of your professional artwork. Any link (Dropbox, Google docs, website, etc.) is acceptable.
Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
A one page single-spaced statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, how you assess students, and how you use instructional technology.
*Official transcripts required upon hire.
*Employment is contingent upon a Criminal Background Check
*Employment Sponsorship is not available
Internal Number: 493416
About Harper College
Harper College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to providing excellent education at an affordable cost, promoting personal growth, enriching the local community and meeting the challenges of a global society. The specific purposes of the College are: To provide the first two years of baccalaureate education in the liberal and fine arts, the natural and social sciences and pre-professional curricula designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities; To provide educational opportunities that enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enter a specific career; To provide continuing educational opportunities for professional job training, retraining and upgrading of skills and for personal enrichment and wellness; To provide developmental instruction for under-prepared students and educational opportunities for those who wish to improve their academic abilities and skills; To provide co-curricular opportunities that enhance the learning environment and develop the whole person. Essential to achieving these purposes are all of the College's resources, support programs and services.