Professor, Fine Arts

Joliet Junior College
MC-Main Campus

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts, Professional Fields, Architecture & Urban Planning
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Job location: MC-Main Campus

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-08-26
Req: REQ-174

Position Title:

Professor, Fine Arts

Job Description:

STATUS: Full time Tenure Track
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Faculty
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
PLACEMENT: Placement on salary schedule is dependent on qualifications.
MINIMUM PAY RATE: Qualifications include education and related work experience.

Adapt to new and changing situations and demonstrate a positive attitude. Demonstrate respect for students; understand learning styles and apply understanding to institution-related activities; demonstrate integrity and promote diversity and open communication. Fifteen credit hours a semester constitute a standard load. Course assignments may be late afternoon, evening, Saturday, and at branch campuses or satellite centers. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College faculty contract.


1. Fifteen (15) contact hours per semester; thirty (30) contact hours per year of assigned classes including multiple sections of Interior Design, Kitchen/Bath Design and AutoCAD related courses; five (5) office hours per week is required.

2. Maintain a thorough knowledge of Interior Design trends, materials, industry and related field of study.

3. Manage the Interior Design lab and continually evaluate and update CAD software program and libraries for the lab.

4. Communicate the role, importance and impact of Interior Design to District 525 by actively recruiting new students via high school visitations, participating with students in professional showcase homes, writing news releases, participating in Interior Design career day, and participating in the creation of workshops for returning students.

5. Develop new courses and revise existing Interior Design courses to keep the program current, vital and on the cutting edge of the Interior Design industry.

6. Be involved in professional Interior Design organizations as a means to keep informed of changes in professional examinations and Interior Design licensing.

7. Actively serve on the Interior Design advisory committee.

8. Assist students with academic advising.

9. Teach at other campus sites as needed.

10. Maintain a thorough knowledge of the subject matter necessary to teach the assigned course load and keep informed of developments in related areas.

11. Participate in departmental meetings and meet other contractual obligations.

12. Participate in course development, assessment, committee service, and planning activities.

13. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College faculty contract.


1. Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design or Architecture.

2. Work experience in Interior Design (one year minimum required).

3. Three years teaching experience in the discipline (community college experience preferred). Applicants with minimal teaching experience who demonstrate exceptional promise for excellent teaching may be considered.

4. Experience with Auto CAD and visualization programs required

5. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning.

6. Demonstrate expertise in utilization of appropriate technology for instructional delivery.


1. Master’s Degree with a major in Interior Design or Architecture.

2. N.K.B.A. certification. Candidates intentions to obtain certification will be considered.

3. Illinois Registered Interior Designer.

4. Community college level experience.

5. Experience in using course management systems.

6. Experience in course development and assessment, planning, quality and accreditation processes, and committee service.


1. Normal classroom physical demands.


1. Duties are performed indoors in the usual classroom and computer lab environment.

Full Time/Part Time:

Full time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:



Working at Joliet Junior College 

Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC also provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse personnel is the cornerstone of JJC's commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The College supports this commitment by providing personnel with excellent terms and conditions of employment, outstanding health and welfare benefits and programs for a secure retirement.

JJC employees work in a wide variety of roles within the college, including faculty, support staff, and administrative positions. With such a diverse range of professions, JJC ensures that a wealth of development opportunities is available to employees. From personal growth, career advancement, and a dynamic and rewarding work atmosphere, employees have the resources they need to achieve a successful and fulfilling career at JJC.

Joliet Junior College's open search procedures allow us to find the best available candidates for positions and to provide a balanced workforce to reflect the ethnic composition of the District we serve.

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