Fine Arts & Humanities Faculty (Full-Time/Part-Time Temporary)

Job Title: Fine Arts & Humanities Faculty (Full-Time/Part-Time Temporary)
Location: Savannah State Recruiting Loc
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 230506
About Us

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the first public historically black college or university in the state of Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Department Information Mission

The Department of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Wellness offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on the holistic development and growth of the conscientious learner. By fostering creative expression and performance, critical thinking and communication, philosophical reflection, ethical responsibility, and practices of healthful living, our department facilitates learning environments that prepare students for an authentic application of artistic, civic-minded, and career-oriented skills.

Visual and Performing Arts Program

The Department of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Wellness offers courses leading to the (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in the Visual and Performing Arts. The Visual and Performing Arts program also delivers fine arts courses as fulfillment of core requirements, as electives, and as advanced courses leading to a minor (15 credit hours) in Visual and Performing Arts. Students of all disciplines collaborate on productions and other related projects throughout the year threading connections throughout the arts. The program also provides opportunities for student engagement in the Visual and Performing Arts through recitals, concerts, theatrical and dance productions, visual art exhibitions, festivals, open studios, visiting artists, community outreach, study abroad, public/private partnerships, internships, conferences and guest lectures.

The Visual and Performing Arts program provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum in music, theatre, dance, and visual arts. The program utilizes individualized instruction to develop aesthetic and technical competency, a global perspective on the arts and an appreciation of diverse modes of expression. Building on the robust artistic culture of the community and region, the program encourages collaboration, creating opportunities for students to exhibit their creative skills and to explore varied careers in the visual and performing arts.

Music education is part of the Visual and Performing Arts degree program offered in collaboration with the Department of Teacher Education. Music Education (P-12) which is accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) PSC accredited to offer three concentrations in music education in order to prepare students for KGeorgia -12 music teacher certification in grades P-12. Concentration choices in Music Education include: Instrumental, Piano, and Voice. Students must apply for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program to become teacher candidates and should refer to the College of Education section of this catalog for admission and other certification requirements as mandated by the GaPSC.Visual and Performing Arts Major

As appropriate to their area of concentration, students are required to participate in program-sponsored music ensembles, theatre and dance productions, and art exhibitions. As part of their capstone experience, seniors in the Visual and Performing Arts program are required to organize and present their work in the form of a senior thesis exhibition (Visual Art), recital (Music) or production (Theatre and Dance). In order to be approved for graduation, all Visual and Performing Arts majors must also score at least 80% on their BFA thesis defense and paper. Graduating seniors must also undergo an exit interview with the department chair.


All Savannah State Students are required to satisfactorily complete HUMN 1201, Critical Thinking and Communication, as a prerequisite for graduation. Additionally, the general education curriculum Area C includes: HUMN 2011, Humanities; PHIL 2010, Introduction to Philosophy; and PHIL 2030, Ethics.

Religious and Philosophical Studies courses are designed to provide students with a broad humanistic background in religion and philosophy and to offer students expanded opportunities to pursue liberal studies. An area of concentration can be earned by completing 15 credit hours in PHIL and RELS courses, including PHIL 2010

Job Summary

Savannah State University invites applications for part-time faculty in Fine Arts and Humanities. These appointments are on a course-by- course, semester-by-semester basis. Review of applications is ongoing and positions are open until filled. Applicants are notified if they have been selected to complete the hire process only if a job is available to be filled for class instruction.

  • Commitment to student retention and success.
  • Commitment to development and assessment of student learning.
  • Willingness to support a diverse population of learners.
  • Ability to work in a participatory and collegial setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal/human relations skills, demonstrated excellent oral and written communications skills.
Required Qualifications
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Art, Dance, Music, Theatre, or Philosophy or M.A. in a related field with at least 18 graduate credit hours and/or notable experience in the discipline.
  • Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) degree in Music if applying for applied lesson instructor only. Must have notable music performance record.
  • Experience teaching high school or college level courses.
  • Names and contact information for three references who can speak to the applicant's qualifications for teaching in the Arts and/or Humanities.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Art, Dance, or Theatre.
  • PhD in Philosophy or Music
  • Experience with online learning management systems.
  • 2-5 years of college level teaching experience.
Contact Information

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Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at

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