Instructor of Visual Arts - Fall 2019 (Tenure Track)

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Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL

Instructor of Visual Arts - Fall 2019 (Tenure Track)

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college's mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.


Full-time teaching faculty provide instruction aligned with the college's strategic goals and evaluate students' progress to facilitate of their educational goals.

Essential Duties:

Deliver Instruction

1. Conduct the assigned classes and/or labs
2. Prepare lessons
3. Provide course syllabus (which shall include course information, grading standards, attendance, policies, classroom behavioral expectations, and course outline)
4. Utilize learning outcomes assessment and measures to improve learning/instruction

If a lab is involved:

5. Prepare labs
6. Enforce lab safety procedures

Evaluate Student Progress

1. Keep accurate record of student performance
2. Provide students with timely feedback

Provide Student Assistance

1. Maintain office hours and voice-mail/ e-mail communication
2. Give career and academic advice
3. Refer students to student support services
4. Accommodate special needs students

Develop Curriculum

1. Review/select textbooks and instructional materials
2. Develop/revise courses
3. Develop/revise degree/certificate program
4. Review/ revise course outlines
5. Participate in articulation of course/programs if occupational program is involved:
6. Consult with advisory committees

Participate in Professional Development

1. Participate in professional growth activities that are aligned with the college's strategic goals
2. Keep current on research and technologies in assigned specialties
3. Participate in professional growth activities
4. Participate in professional organizations

Participate in Departmental Routines

1. Assist in scheduling of classes
2. Assist in setting departmental goals, learning outcomes and selection of textbooks
3. Participate in assessment of student learning outcomes at the college, program and course-level
4. Assist in assessing new equipment and/or supplies
5. Serve on standing committees
6. Serve on ad hoc committees (for example, search, college task-force, or instructional area committees)
7. Participate in program review
8. Comply with registration/ records procedures
9. Verify student enrollment
10. Attend College-wide faculty meetings
11. Serve on non-tenure faculty evaluation committees in accordance with the agreed upon Faculty Evaluation Handbook
12. Complete the requirements of the evaluation process


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1) Master of Fine Arts in a 3D art studio discipline required (e.g. ceramics metals, glass, jewelry, sculpture, woodworking, installation, digital fabrication)
Master of Fine Arts in a related field with 18 graduate hours in a 3D art studio discipline.
2) Knowledge/ability to oversee hazardous lab environments (ensure safety, maintain supplies inventory and lab records, coordinate preventative equipment maintenance, schedule service, monitor budgets)
3) College teaching experience
4) Evidence of teaching from a global/multicultural perspective
5) Commitment to the community college mission and philosophy
6) Commitment to meeting the academic needs of non-traditional students, including first generation, older students, minority/multicultural students, non-native speakers of English
7) Willing to learn and employ instructional technology to support student learning

For a detailed job posting and to apply, please visit our web site at:

Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.





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Posted: 6/13/2019
Application Due: 7/13/2019
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