Adjunct Instructor

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education.
Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students. UNT System institutions award more than 11,000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master’s and doctoral degrees in the DFW region. As DFW’s university system, UNT World offers a wide range of degree programs and academic initiatives across our campuses. With more than 300 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, as well as convenient campus locations and teaching centers located throughout North Texas, our system provides a wide array of opportunities.

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Adjunct Instructor



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Department Summary:

The Foundations Program serves as the gateway and first-year experience to all incoming students. It is the core of all undergraduate degree programs in the College of Visual Art and Design at The University of North Texas (UNT). Coursework in the Foundations Program introduces visual problem solving and critical thinking strategies incorporating/studying culture and history, and the practice of various art/design forms across disciplines to prepare students for rigorous college courses in visual art, design, art education, and art history.
The Foundations Program in the College of Visual Arts and Design seeks an adjunct colleague with expertise in a Design, Visual Art, or related discipline/s, and who understands divergent approaches in teaching in the Foundations curriculum. The Foundations Program, at the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas, has a diverse student body and lecture/lab format of course delivery (i.e., classroom learning in a once-week lecture as one cohort and with hands-on work in separate studios). The adjunct faculty will work closely with the Foundations Director and faculty to facilitate the success of student learning to achieve a cohesive curriculum goal for all students.

The adjunct faculty in the Foundations Program must be able to:

1. teach students to understand creative processes, the transferability of skill, and conceptual thinking in art and design disciplines
2. teach diverse media at the Foundations level (teach students an understanding of and apply the elements and principles of art and design in various media, e.g., drawing, 2D and 3D design, time-based, lens-based, and digital, etc.) within a thematic and conceptual framework.

Position Summary:

The Department of Foundations seeks qualified individuals for its Adjunct Instructor Pool and welcomes applicants at any time. This posting is for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 semesters. The specific courses involved may vary from semester to semester and openings to teach these courses to develop on a periodic basis, depending on department teaching needs.

The anticipated need is for adjunct instructors whose duties may include, but are not limited to, teaching the following courses.

ART1600 Foundations: Perception and Translation

ART1700 Foundations: Space (physical, temporal, and virtual)

ART1800 Foundations: Narrative and Representation

ART1900 Foundations: Systems and Transformations

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA in Visual Art, Design, or related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

A demonstrated ability to teach and make connections across various (2D/3D/time based etc.) disciplines in visual art and design.
A demonstrated ability to mentor students.

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Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Ability to communicate

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Posted: 4/17/2021
Application Due: 7/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time