Lecturer in Art Foundations

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Lecturer in Art Foundations—Search 67619
College of Arts and Humanities: Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art


The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Lecturer in Art Foundations. This position is located on the Armstrong campus, but may have teaching assignments on multiple campuses as needed.

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 lecturer position is primarily a teaching appointment with some service required.Teachingwill beprimarilyfocused on foundations-level classes,DrawingI, 2D/3D Design andDigital Art and Design Foundationswith the possibility ofadditionalclasses in the applicant's field of study. The Lecturer will be required to have a master's degree and relevant industry work experience. The position is a 9-month, non-tenure-track, appointment, and the salary is competitive.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned MFA in Studio ART, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2019.
  • 1-3 years as Instructor (of Record) for Foundation level classes.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to work with students and faculty of diverse backgrounds
  • Experience teaching digital foundation level classes.

    Deadline for receipt of applications is November 26, 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; digital portfolio of (10) examples of professional work and (10) examples of student's work; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Raymond Gaddy- Search Chair, Search 67619
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 912-478-5358

    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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