Instructor of Art & Design - 3D Design & Sculpture (Tenure Track)

Job description

Category:: Teaching Faculty Positions
Department:: School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Locations:: Valhalla, NY
Posted:: Oct 2, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: IAD3DDS10319

About Westchester Community College:

Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Westchester Community College is more than just the county's largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.

Job Description:

The Art & Design Department seeks a highly motivated designer and artist with a commitment to foundation-level teaching in visual art & design, a strong knowledge of curriculum development and assessment, and an understanding of portfolio standards for students transferring to BFA programs. The successful candidate will teach foundation courses in 3D design and sculpture, with the possibility of additional foundation-level courses in the applicant's areas of expertise, while actively participating in the development of an interdisciplinary art & design curriculum. Competency should include traditional and digital 3D art and design technologies as well as experience managing and maintaining workshop equipment and materials. Experience in training students, student assistants, and instructors on the proper and safe use of workshop equipment and materials is strongly desired. In addition to teaching a full-time load of 15 contact hours, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development and assessment, oversee studio classrooms, and contribute to departmental and campus activities that support the college mission.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's degree in visual art or design and a minimum of one year college-level teaching is required. The successful candidate will show proficiency in teaching a range of 3D media, including but not limited to modeling, casting, carving, assembling, and digital prototyping; skills in digital design and fabrication, electronics, and interactive media are highly valued. All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Three years of college-level teaching, preferably at the community college level, is strongly preferred. Preferred candidates will also demonstrate experience in overseeing & maintaining a 3D/sculpture studio with a wide range of tools and machines.

Additional Information:

SALARY & BENEFITS: The salary is $64,841 plus excellent benefits.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. Applicants interested MUST apply online by submitting a resume, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates should also include:

  • A link to a personal portfolio of 10 - 20 works
  • A pdf or link to a portfolio of 10-20 examples of student work
  • A teaching philosophy
  • A list of courses taught
  • One sample course syllabus and any related teaching materials

Please login to: in order to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2019. The anticipated starting date is Fall 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning. Westchester Community College is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.




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Posted: 10/4/2019
Application Due: 12/3/2019
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