Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 005010
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Col of Arts & Architecture (Col)
Department Art & Art History
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The Department of Art & Art History aims to foster innovative and thoughtful artistic practice, scholarship, and education.The Department offers three undergraduate degrees, two majors, and a minor in art history.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assistant/Associate Professor and Foundations Area Coordinator, Tenure-track:

The Department of Art & Art History is seeking experienced candidates who are actively engaging in the critical discourse of Foundations pedagogy through their teaching, studio practice, and scholarly research. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the development of curriculum and instructional strategies that prepare a diverse population of undergraduate BA & BFA in art majors for success in advanced studies, and in pursuit of a range of art or art-related careers upon graduation.

With a demonstrated understanding of interdisciplinary pedagogy, and an ability to utilize both traditional and digital technologies, he/she will teach a range of Foundations in Art courses, including 2D, 3D, Drawing I & II, Figure Drawing.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active studio practice as well as author original scholarship related to Foundations in Art teaching. In order to maintain a trajectory towards tenure, this program of creative research must be disseminated through peer-reviewed venues of significance that are consistent with departmental mission and expectations.

As the Foundations Area Coordinator, the position includes the following responsibilities:
In consultation with the Department Chair and Faculty, refine/develop and implement a cohesive curriculum for the Foundations Area that supports and responds to Departmental goals; provide leadership to the full-time lecturers and mentoring to adjunct instructors to ensure consistency; collaborate with the faculty and staff to develop Foundations Area assessments and other pedagogical initiatives; oversee the Foundations Area studios and budget.

Starts August 2018. Salary and start up package commensurate with qualifications. Nine-month contract includes 4 courses per year with potential for summer teaching for additional compensation.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

To be considered, a minimum of an MFA in Studio Art or Design (completed/verified at time of hire), and teaching experience at the undergraduate level are required. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching Foundations in Art courses, as well as provide evidence of quality pedagogical outcomes and teaching with technology. Provide a record of achievement in research that is comprised of peer-reviewed activities that have been presented at significant venues. This includes both exhibiting creative work as well as scholarly publications and presentations. Other preferred requirements include demonstrated experience as an academic Area coordinator or leadership skills in higher (tertiary) education, ability to contribute to diversity initiatives, and service to the institution, community, or profession.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:

1) A letter of interest
2) Diversity statement
3) Current curriculum vitae that includes a link to an online portfolio of personal work
4) Copy of unofficial graduate transcripts
5) Teaching philosophy that includes strategies for foundations
6) Evidence of teaching effectiveness such as curriculum development or peer teaching evaluations, artist’s statement that also addresses your program of research
7) Contact information for three references.

Materials as direct mail: send a letter of interest, a .pdf with 20 samples each of personal research and student work (Mac compatible flash-drive and a link to an online portfolio), official graduate transcripts (sealed and sent directly from the granting institution), and three letters of recommendation (sent directly from recommenders) to the search committee chair. Address materials to: Associate Professor David Brodeur, Chair, Foundations Coordinator Search Committee, UNC Charlotte, Department of Art & Art History, Rowe Arts 151, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223. Please note – materials will not be returned.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 12/12/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2017
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Diversity Statement
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. Teaching Philosophy
  6. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  7. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Online Portfolio
  2. Other Document
  3. Other Document 2
  4. Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership