Art Part-time Faculty

Employer
Westfield State University
Location
Westfield

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Art Part-time Faculty


About Westfield State University:

In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.


Job Description:

Campus Title: Instructor/ Part-time Temporary Faculty
Department: Art
Funding: Contracted
Job Type:Part-time Temporary
Timeframe: Academic Semester/spring 2022 and or fall 2022
Shift: Courses for Spring 2022:

Animation Foundations, MW 8:15 am -1100 am
Animation 3, MW 11:30 am -2:30 pm

Salary:

Unit Member per credit $ 1,953.83 / Per 3 credit class $5,861.49

Non-Unit Member per credit $1,297.64 / Per 3 credit class $3,892.92

General Statement of Duties:
The Art department seeks applications for part-time faculty to teach courses to support our department's mission. We seek applications for part-time faculty in studio art for spring 2022 and fall 2022. NOTE: We seek to develop a pool of instructors to fulfill possible future needs for the following courses:

Studio Art
Instructors to teach animation classes, illustration classes, drawing classes, design fundamentals, and other traditional fine art studio classes. (There are no specific studio instructor positions available for the Spring semester 2022 other than the two listed above.)

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but are not limited to:
Essential:
  • Teach course(s) in a specific discipline
  • Responsible for instructional preparation and assessment of student performance
  • Provide assistance to students by appointment



Requirements:

Qualifications Required at Hire
  • An earned Bachelor's Degree in Animation, Illustration or Studio Art; collegiate teaching experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting domestic diversity and/or global multiculturalism in the curriculum where appropriate.

Equivalency Statement:
  • Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.



Additional Information:

Salary:
For the majority of new employees, the minimum starting salary will apply. Specific salary for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining and state policies and procedures.

State job specifications for this position may be found at the department of higher education website: http://www.mass.edu/foremployees/classificationspecs/classspecs-pers.asp

Disability Accommodations:
Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.

Background Check:
Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.


Application Instructions:

Application Instructions:

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR POSTINGS ARE FOR ADJUNCT POOLS. POSITIONS MAY OR MAY NOT BE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE, HOWEVER, WHENEVER OPENINGS OCCUR, DEPARTMENT CHAIRS WILL TURN TO THE ADJUNCT POOLS TO FILL THE OPENINGS.

APPLICANTS TO THESE POOLS WILL NOT HEAR BACK ON THEIR STATUS UNLESS AN OPENING OCCURS AND THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR DECIDES THEY WISH TO INTERVIEW THAT CANDIDATE TO POSSIBLY FILL THE VACANCY.

An online application is required with the following documents (files) attached:
  • Cover letter that includes your teaching philosophy
  • Resume

NOTES:The online hiring system allows files to be attached in a pdf or Word format. The maximum files size is 2 megabytes each.
  • Contact information for references should be provided on the application's references form.
  • When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications, teaching philosophy and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.
  • Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.




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Westfield is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, creed or economic status.

 

 

Founded in 1838 by educational reformer and political leader Horace Mann, Westfield State was the first co-educational college in America dedicated to free, public education for teaching professionals without regard to race, creed or gender.

 

The College today calls upon this rich tradition of practical innovation as it develops and refines relevant and rewarding fields of study, opportunities for service, and global experiences. Westfield's residential nature and beautiful setting at the base of the Berkshire Mountains offers every student a rich, classic college experience.

Athletics, superb outdoor recreation, 100+ student clubs and organizations, international studies, leadership opportunities, national and international guest speakers, and close connections with the city of Westfield lend a collegial air to the future-focused Westfield learning community.

               

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