Fine & Applied Arts
The Department of Art at Appalachian State University invites applications for an Artist, Art Historian or Art Educator who is committed to undergraduate general education in the visual arts. Lecturer, nine-month, renewable contract, MFA or PhD required. University teaching beyond TA preferred.
The Art Department seeks applicants who demonstrate a passion for teaching in ways that are experiential and relevant to non-majors, possesses knowledge of contemporary and historical artworks and practices in art, and has experience with and commitment to teaching introductory general education courses. The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Visual Art and courses such as Art History Surveys, Art for Social Change and Cultivating Creativity Through Art. Teaching will consist of a 4/4 load with a minimum of 2 Gen Ed courses per semester. Possibilities for teaching in applicant's area of expertise are available. Involvement in service responsibilities, including student advising, is expected. More information about Appalachian’s General Education curriculum is available at: http://general education.appstate.edu/general-education-home.
Applicants must send a complete application consisting of: a letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy including evidence of experience with and commitment to teaching general education courses in the visual arts, syllabi of courses taught, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, evidence of ongoing creative activity and/or scholarly research, complete contact information for three references and SASE to: Visual Art General Education Search Committee, Department of Art, Appalachian State University, 731 Rivers Street, Boone, NC 28608. Review of completed applications will begin January 27, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
Appalachian State University is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The student population is approximately 17,000, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Appalachian has both a residential campus, a loft in New York City and distance education programs. The Department of Art is accredited by NASAD and has over 500 undergraduate majors and 27 full-time faculty teaching in art education, art history, art management, graphic design and studio art. Additional information may be found at:www.art.appstate.edu.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Professor Gary Nemcosky (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Proper documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before hiring process can be finalized.