Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Art

Position ID: 41012
Georgia Southern University
Department of Art
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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Art
Search # 67620
College of Arts and Humanities: Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art in the College of Arts & Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor. This position is located on the Statesboro campus, but may require teaching on the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

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 artists and 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 BFSDoArt Department Chair, the Assistant Professor position requires teaching experience in Foundation studio art courses and ART 1000, Art in Life (Art Appreciation) or Art Survey courses. Department service responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: assisting chair with the administration of the Foundation studies program, Foundations departmental governance, and curriculum development; work with the chair and dean to oversee departmental budgets, including development and implementation; help in the development of a strategic plan for the Foundations program; assist chair to coordinate, supervise and evaluate GA's and TA's within the department through class observations, review of student evaluations, and review of contributions to the department goals; work with the admissions department to recruit talented undergraduate students to Georgia Southern; and teaching in the graduate program as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned MFA in Studio ART or a closely related art and design field by August 1, 2019
  • 3-6 years as the Instructor of Record for ART 1000/Art Appreciation or survey courses, 2D/ 3D Design, Drawing, Painting, Digital Foundations (Adobe Suite), and/or related studio Foundation art courses
  • Experience developing and implementing a Foundations curriculum
  • Active scholarship activity

Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to work with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds
  • University-level administrative experience

Deadline for receipt of applications is November 12, 2018. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; a digital portfolio of (10) labeled examples of professional work and (10) examples of students' work, collected into one PDF or PPT file; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Using the email subject heading “Search #67620”, applications and nominations should be sent to:

Jason Hoelscher, Search Chair, Search #67620
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: jhoelscher@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-2788

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/art/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. 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 is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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Art and/or Art Studies, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu


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