Studio Art Instructor (Adjunct Faculty Pool)

Location
Grants Pass, OR
Posted
Aug 21, 2019
Position Type
Adjunct
Institution Type
Community College
General Statement of Responsibilities

This is an adjunct faculty pool for teaching in the Art department. The pool will remain open until June 2020 unless positions are no longer needed. Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be contacted and interviewed as positions become available. If at any time you decide that you are no longer interested in being considered, you may log in to the system and withdraw your application from the pool. Typically at the end of the year (or at any point we no longer have a hiring need for this department), we will close this pool and you will receive an email notification.

Instructor is responsible for organizing and carrying out structured learning processes for students in the Art program and related courses. Participates in the full range of professional and college-related activities, including student advising, curriculum development, professional growth, departmental and college-wide meetings, committee activity, and community involvement. Part-time positions are available in the Rogue Community College Art Department, at all campus locations. Positions are available on a rolling basis in Drawing, Painting, Basic Design, Figure Drawing, Ceramics, Art History, Printmaking, Sculpture, Jewelry, and other specialized mediums as department needs dictate.

Supervision Received

The dean, in consultation with the department chair is responsible for carrying out the evaluation of instructors under procedures developed by the vice president. The dean confers with the department chair in decisions regarding instructor workload, professional growth, retention, and department staffing levels.

Examples of Duties - Essential Functions

1. Instructs students in a classroom, lab, learning center, or other setting as appropriate.
2. Prepares, distributes, and utilizes instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media, and other devices as appropriate.
3. Develops, communicates, and utilizes a student assessment process and instruments which are related to the stated objectives of the course.
4. Participates as a team member in departmental meetings and planning activities, helps solicit and prepare student art for exhibition.
5. Participates in curriculum planning and development as needed.
6. Represents the Art Department and the college to the community, business, public agencies, and other organizations in a professional manner.
7. Responsible for departmental equipment and provides for the security of facilities and instructional materials as appropriate to the department.
8. Adapt learning procedures to the online/distance learning environment, including telecourse and web-based delivery, ensuring comparable quality of instruction, student-teacher interaction, and assessment with classroom-based courses.
9. Communicate effectively with a wide variety of students and college staff.
10. Organize the learning experience for the maximum benefit of traditional and non-traditional learners.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Screening Criteria

Education: Master's degree with at least 18 quarter credits or 12 semester graduate credits in courses to be taught required. MFA, MS, or MA preferred.

Only degrees received from an accredited institution will be accepted: accreditation must be recognized by the office of degree authorization, US Department of Education, as required by ORS 348.609. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree.

Experience: Post-secondary teaching experience preferred.

Knowledge of: Extensive understanding and knowledge of Art techniques and concepts in the subject matter assigned. Computer applications for communication and learning, including, but not limited to, word processing, the Internet, multi-media presentations, spreadsheets and database management; curriculum development; the community colleges' mission, role in higher education, and student population; and sensitivity to a diverse student body and its needs.

Ability to: Communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse students and staff; demonstrate experience or potential for innovation and creativity in the classroom; demonstrate a commitment to professional standards and growth; revise and add innovative curriculum as needed; adapt to a variety of teaching situations, including lectures, group activities, individual instruction; mentoring of students; work and interact effectively with staff, students, administrators and others of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

Relate well to other staff; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; work with diverse clientele; work with college and agency partners; plan and organize effective lessons. Ability and willingness to work with non-traditional adult learners as well as teens. Pass a criminal background check.

Licenses: If required to drive on behalf of the college, must possess a valid Oregon Driver License and provide proof of an acceptable driving record.

Physical Demands: The physical demands listed below represent those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Manual dexterity and coordination are required for less than half of the daily work period (about 40%) which is spent sitting while operating office equipment such as computers, keyboards, 10-key, telephones, and other standard office equipment. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, bend, kneel, stoop, twist, crouch, climb, balance, see, talk, hear, and manipulate objects. The position requires some mobility including the ability to move materials less than 5 pounds daily, 5-25 pounds occasionally. This position requires both verbal and written communication abilities. May also be required to sit for long periods of time in meetings or traveling between counties.

Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is primarily working indoors in an office and art studio environment. Potential exposure to chemicals, toxins, and fumes while working with various art materials, equipment, paints, thinners, and other supplies. Use of appropriate safety precautions and protective gear (i.e. masks, goggles, gloves, apron, etc) required at all times. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and lighting is adequate. Art studio environment is typical of any art classroom, studio or outdoor art instruction location.

Additional Posting Information

Method of Application & Closing Date
This is an adjunct faculty pool for teaching in the Art department. The application documents required include a cover letter and resume as well as a digital portfolio (20 jpegs or studio work in the appropriate media/discipline). Attach the digital portfolio as "Other Document #2." The portfolio will be evaluated for relevance to course needs. Candidates will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree(s) upon hire. This pool will remain open until June 2020 unless positions are no longer needed.

RCC is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to recruit and retain members of historically underrepresented groups and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

CANDIDATES WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING ACCOMMODATIONS AND/OR ASSISTANCE DURING THE HIRING PROCESS MAY CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES AT 541-956-7329. ONLY FINALISTS WILL BE INTERVIEWED. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AFTER FINAL SELECTION IS MADE. INTERVIEW COSTS ARE AT APPLICANT'S EXPENSE. FINAL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES. FOR POSITIONS WITH A DEGREE REQUIRED, ONLY DEGREES RECEIVED FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION WILL BE ACCEPTED; ACCREDITATION MUST BE RECOGNIZED BY THE OFFICE OF DEGREE AUTHORIZATION, US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AS REQUIRED BY ORS 348.609.

Rogue Community College does not discriminate in any programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. For further policy information and for a full list of regulatory specific contact persons visit the following webpage: www.roguecc.edu/nondiscrimination.