Adjunct Instructor-Visual Arts

Dowagiac, MI
Jun 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary
Southwestern Michigan College, a two-year college located approximately 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana, and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Michigan’s eastern shore is seeking dedicated, enthusiastic and experienced adjunct faculty members to join our Department of Visual & Performing Arts in Fall 2017.

Our curriculum is designed to offer transfer credit for foundations-level coursework in a broad range of courses that promote critical thinking through hands-on learning, critical dialogue, and development of an active, collaborative learning community. Teaching responsibilities may, depending on the candidate, include a course load in Art Appreciation, Two-Dimensional Design, Drawing, or Painting courses.

Faculty assignments may be daytime or evening classes at either our Dowagiac or Niles campus; online course management and communication via Moodle is a required component in all courses. Instructor must be qualified to teach in either traditional or hybrid class formats; we do not offer online-only courses.

Required Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Art or Art-related field (MFA or MA) with a minimum of 18 graduate level credit hours in Studio art practices.

Preferred Qualifications
MFA in Studio Art with at least 18 credit hours in studio art courses, along with previous teaching experience or a combination or education and experience commensurate with the duties of this position.

The ideal candidate is an exceptional, dedicated teacher with an active studio practice and vigorous interest in contemporary art and design issues.

Other Information
All applicants must demonstrate the ability to promote active and collaborative learning through a variety of teaching methods, as well as relate to students. Excellent organization and communication skills as well as the demonstrated use of instructional technology are required.

Position Information

Posting Number 108

Job Category Adjunct

Reference Requests

Reference Request Details

Accept References Yes

Minimum Requests 3

Posting Specific Questions
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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * Do you have a Master's Degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Academic Transcripts
  2. Portfolio
  3. Optional Documents


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