Adjunct Professor of Visual Culture

Job description

Adjunct Professor of Visual Culture

St Augustine, FL
Open Date:
May 24, 2021
Close Date:
Jun 21, 2021

  • Teach the course Art/Com 218 Visual Culture. Prepare a detailed syllabus for the course and distribute a copy of the syllabus to each student.  The syllabus must conform to the requirements set forth in the Faculty Handbook and those that may be established by the department chair.

Course Description: Visual culture introduces students to an array of image-based practices with an emphasis on methods through which images are interpreted.  The course introduces students to key concepts and histories from an eclectic range of visual arts, including art, film, and design.  A focus is placed on cultivating an informed and critically engaged viewer, in order to empower and enrich individual visual experience, and to cultivate visual literacy.  This course is cross-listed as COM218

This class is taught by both Art History and Studio faculty and is part lecture and part project-based. The assigned textbook for the course is Practices of Looking, by Marita Sturken and Lisa Cartwright, Oxford University Press, UK; 3rd Ed. 2018. ISBN 9780190265717

  • Maintains weekly office hours.  When classes are in session, part-time faculty are expected to be on campus at least one hour for each course taught to meet with students outside class.  These meetings may take place immediately before or after class. 
  • Keeps an accurate record of student attendance and reports excessive absences to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Maintains an accurate record of grades and submits final grades in a timely manner to the Registrar.
  • Seeks ways to improve teaching effectiveness.  Evaluates teaching effectiveness through student ratings of course and instruction and self-evaluation.

Supplemental Information:

  • Assists the Dean of Student Services in maintaining the rules and regulations of the College.
  • Assists the Director of Business Services and the Director of Campus Safety and Security in maintaining a healthful, safe and secure environment for all members of the College community.
  • Performs other duties as may be required by the department chair, the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the President.


  • Master’s degree and 18 graduate hours in teaching subject.  In exceptional cases, outstanding professional experience and demonstrated contributions to the teaching discipline may be presented in lieu of formal academic preparation.  Such cases must be justified by the institution on an individual basis.
  • Previous teaching experience preferred but not required.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exhibit good judgement in making decisions concurrent with College policy.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with all constituents
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and knowledge of course content




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 5/26/2021
Application Due: 6/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time