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Adjunct Instructor/Assistant Professor of Art

Westfield State University

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Adjunct Instructor/Assistant Professor of Art

Campus Title: Adjunct Instructor/Assistant Professor of Art
Department: Art
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Type: Part-Time Temporary
Timeframe: Fall Semester 2024 (with possibility for continuation)
Shift: Online and Hybrid
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
Supervision Received: Reports directly to the Chair of the Art Department
Supervision Exercised: None

General Statement of Duties:

The Art Department at Westfield State University seeks applications for part-time instructors. These particular job postings are for an online Animation 3 instructor for Fall 2024, a Printmaking 1 and 2 instructor for Fall 2024, an online or hybrid Illustration 1 instructor for Fall 2024, hybrid or in-person Writing for Art and the Artist instructor for Fall 2024, and an "Open Pool" position for Fall 2024. The only available openings for Fall 2024 are the position listed above, but when an opening occurs, the hiring manager will draw from the pool of applicants on file as needed.

The Part-Time Faculty Pool is open to qualified and competent experts, external to the University faculty who possess skills, education and experience in an academic and/or professional area. All part-time faculty are responsible for providing our students with a high-quality learning environment. Responsibilities include instruction in both traditional and non-traditional learning modes; instructional preparation; assessment of student performance, including submission of final grades in a timely fashion; availability to students by appointment when mutually convenient; course syllabus; a limited number of faculty meetings.

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

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 and Art History for fall 2024.

  • Animation 3 online
  • Printmaking 1, Monday and Wednesday, 11:15 am - 2:15 pm, in-person
  • Printmaking 2, Monday and Wednesday, 3:10 - 5:55 pm, in-person
  • Illustration 1, Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 - 8:15 pm, hybrid or online
  • Writing for Art and the Artist, Tuesday and Thursday, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm, in-person or hybrid

Job Requirements:

An earned Bachelor's Degree in Animation, Illustration, Art History, or Studio Art; an MFA along with collegiate teaching experience preferred


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:
Disability Accommodations

Westfield State University is committed to the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and will ensure the availability of reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (413) 572-8809 or visit us in the Horace Mann Building, 1st floor.

Background Check

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion and review of a background check. A criminal record will not automatically disqualify an applicant from consideration.

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