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Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Art

Employer
St. John Fisher University
Location
3690 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Title:

Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Art

Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Overview:

St. John Fisher University is an independent, liberal arts institution that provides a transformative education to approximately 3,800 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students each year. Across its five Schools, Fisher offers nearly 40 majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing; 11 pre-professional programs; and master’s and doctoral programs in business, nursing, education, pharmacy, and public health. The University’s residential campus boasts a robust living and learning community and a successful intercollegiate athletics program. Fisher is a community where all are welcome, regardless of religious or cultural background.

The University continues to honor its founders, the Congregation of St. Basil, by embracing their motto, “Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge.” We are located in Pittsford, N.Y., seven miles outside of the city of Rochester. The campus is situated on 164 park-like acres—a beautiful setting for a warm, friendly campus community.

The School of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the Schools at Fisher, offering degrees in over 20 undergraduate disciplines. The School is home to over 1,000 undergraduate students majoring in the humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, the School is primarily responsible for the Core Curriculum, the program of liberal arts courses that all undergraduates take as central to their academic experience. In addition to attending graduate school in any number of disciplines, graduates of the School of Arts and Sciences pursue careers in such fields as marketing, medicine, law, broadcasting, sales, human resource management, advertising and public relations, social work, media relations, information analysis, and scientific research and analysis. LINK: https://www.sjf.edu/schools/school-of-arts-and-sciences/

Job Responsibilities:

Successful candidates must be able to teach courses in drawing, painting, and art history, as well as an art-related topic for 1st year students (e.g., public art, art and social protest, art and gender) . Candidates will also teach existing courses (e.g., Engaging Public Arts & Self Discovery and the Arts) and/or develop new non-studio courses for our college core. Applicants may also have the opportunity to teach courses in digital art, film, theater design, sculpture, installation, animation, graphic design, or photography based on interest and experience.

For applicants with the appropriate background and interest, there are also opportunities for curation and administration of the Patricia O’Keefe Ross Art Gallery as well as the creation and curation of other student art spaces on campus.

Education / Experience:

MA/MS in a relevant field required. Terminal degree preferred — MFA or /doctorate.

Competencies / Skills:

● Ability to design and teach a wide range of visual arts courses at the undergraduate level.● Prior experience as an excellent teacher, familiar with a wide range of pedagogical techniques.● Engagement with an ongoing artistic practice.● Passion for mentoring and advising students.● Commitment to contributing to a climate of equity and inclusion.
● Experience with both the creation and presentation of the visual arts.
● Possession of a collaborative mindset.

Work Environment:

gallery space, visual arts studio, active learning classroom, macintosh computer lab (as needed for courses)

Equipment to be Used:

visual art supplies


Work Hours:

9 months

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US and be available to start teaching in fall 2024.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of St. John Fisher University to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the University has employees.

The University does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, perceived sex, gender identity, gender expression, the status of being transgender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Title IX Coordinator is the designated University official with primary responsibility for coordinating compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws. The Title IX Coordinator, Meg Flaherty, Ph.D., can be reached by phone (585-385-8232), email (titleix@sjfc.edu), in-person in Campus Center 206, or outside of business hours by contacting the Office of Safety and Security (585-385-8111).

Work Location:

3690 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618

FLSA:

Exempt

Salary / Hourly Range:

52-61.5k

Note:

The salary range for this role is set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, qualifications, experience, and education. The above hiring range is one component of the University’s competitive Total Rewards package which can be viewed here

Posting Number:

F00138P

Desired Start Date:

09/03/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

St. John Fisher University is an independent, liberal arts institution that provides a transformative education to approximately 3,800 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students each year. Across its five Schools, Fisher offers nearly 40 majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing; 11 pre-professional programs; and master’s and doctoral programs in business, nursing, education, pharmacy, and public health. The University’s residential campus boasts a robust living and learning community and a successful intercollegiate athletics program. Fisher is a community where all are welcome, regardless of religious or cultural background. 

The University continues to honor its founders, the Congregation of St. Basil, by embracing their motto, “Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge.” We are located in Pittsford, N.Y., seven miles outside of the city of Rochester. The campus is situated on 164 park-like acres—a beautiful setting for a warm, friendly campus community. 

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