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Faculty - Visual Arts Studio (Generalist)

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Salisbury, NC

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
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Posting Number::


Position Title::

Faculty - Visual Arts Studio (Generalist)

Classification Title:

Full Time Faculty

Salary Type:



E = Exempt

Position Summary::

Instructor will work within the Department of Art & Design to teach foundational studio art courses. Studio courses may include, but are not limited to, Two-Dimensional Design, Drawing, Painting and Portfolio. Instructor must be well-versed in a range of foundational techniques, materials and processes. Instructor will be expected to assist in various departmental duties such as mentoring/advising students, promoting safety throughout the department, developing/improving curriculum, SLOs, assessment tools, supporting the campus gallery, supporting student exhibitions, and other duties as assigned by the Program Chair. The department has a rigorous AFA transfer program and faculty are expected to prepare students for entry into competitive BFA programs.

All faculty in the Department of Art & Design are expected to fully participate and support activities outside of the classroom such as student exhibitions, related college events, and also work off campus within the creative community. These events often occur in the evenings and/or on the weekends, and all full-time faculty are required to participate.

Faculty Required Education/Experience Skills::

  • *MFA
  • *MAFA

*One of the following degrees is required and must be earned by August 1, 2022

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities::

-Desire to work in a thriving department
-Knowledge of the AFA degree program and its relationship to BAFA/BFA programs
-Desire to develop courses, new teaching methods, and otherwise contribute to the department
-Applicant should be quality-driven, enthusiastic, and eager to be part of a team
-Applicant must be willing to work during evenings and/or on weekends
-Desire to become an active member of the broader arts and cultural community of Rowan and Cabarrus Counties

*It is absolutely imperative that applicants be familiar with and supportive of the community college environment, the AFA degree, and foundation-level students.


Lib Arts - Fine Arts

Work Hours::

Faculty are required to teach 18-21 contact hours each semester (fall and spring).

Faculty are 9-month employees and are not required to teach over the summer.

Courses may be offered during the day/evening/weekend hours as determined by the Program Chair.

Additionally faculty must hold either 5 office hours OR 5 open studio hours each week as well as 5 hours per week of other college-related duties and/or on-campus hours.

Full-time faculty in the Department of Fine & Applied Arts are required to work events such as student exhibitions, guest lectures, arts festivals, etc. that often occur during weekend or non-traditional working hours. Full participation in these events is required.

Posting Date::


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants::

Please submit the following:


-Cover Letter that clearly explains WHY you want this position
-Completed application
-List of professional references with their complete contact information
-Up to 20 images of your artwork OR a link to your website; must be accompanied by an image list
-Up to 20 images of student work with image list


Duty and Responsibility::

1. Successfully prepare, manage, and deliver course content in order to achieve course objectives, accommodate diverse learning styles, and meet student learning outcomes.

Duty and Responsibility::

2. Actively engage students and provide prompt feedback in an objective, respectful, and effective manner.

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3. Update, communicate and follow course syllabus content in accordance with directions provided and administrative guidance.

Duty and Responsibility::

4. Work collaboratively with the College’s support services to identify and address the students’ academic support needs.

Duty and Responsibility::

5. Utilize College technology for the delivery of instruction and completion of operational processes; this includes but is not limited to the College’s learning management system, email and calendaring solution, document management system(s), student information system, and employee portals.

Duty and Responsibility::

6. Meet deadlines, including maintaining and submitting accurate class records, employee records/requests, and other assigned tasks.

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7. When applicable, ensure laboratories are appropriately stocked with required supplies and equipment is in safe operating order.

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8. Support student mentoring, advising, registration and recruitment efforts, as appropriate or required.

Duty and Responsibility::

9. Participate in professional development opportunities (selected or assigned) in order to enhance and apply knowledge/skills within the discipline, to effectively utilize required course technology and College applications, and to maintain licensures (as applicable).

Duty and Responsibility::

10. Facilitate a positive, student-centered, and professional environment among students, faculty and staff.

Duty and Responsibility::

11. Participate in College meetings, events, and committees as appropriate or required.


Working at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Our 102-acre North Campus is conveniently located in the North Carolina Piedmont, just off Interstate Highway 85 in Rowan County, within an hour's drive of several major cities. RCCC's 24-acre South Campus is conveniently located in Cabarrus County at the junction of I-85, NC 73, and Trinity Church Road.

Modern classrooms, fully equipped laboratories, shops, and learning resources are available at all campus locations. A highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff stand ready to help students succeed as they are encounraged to learn in stimulating and innovative ways.

At Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Continuing Education programs support the philosophy that learning is a lifelong activity. This division offers classes and short courses for professional development and community service courses of general interest at convenient times and locations.

Business and Industry Services' staff provide customized support for the community through the Small Business Center, New and Expanding Industry Training and Focused Industrial Training. The Small Business Center is designed to assist small business start-ups and to help existing businesses grow. The college's New and Expanding Industry Training office has earned national recognition for cooperative training efforts with area industries. Focused Industrial Training designs innovative educational programs for the service region's manufacturing sector.

An important function of the college is to provide educational programs on the pre-college level. Literacy Services offer adults the opportunity for meaningful social and occupational growth through Adult Basic Education (ABE), Human Resources Development (HRD), and the High School Equivalency Program (GED).


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers you an exciting opportunity to become a part of a community of educators and leaders who open doors for learning and personal growth.   We are committed to our vision of building sustainable futures through the power of learning, and we do this through a team of committed employees.   If you are looking for a career that is engaging, challenging, and rewarding, come join Rowan-Cabarrus.

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