Instructors – School of Art

Muncie, Indiana, United States
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Job description

The School of Art seeks instructors to teach a variety of studio art and lecture courses in some of the following areas: animation, art history, ceramics, drawing, foundations, glass, metals, painting, photography and intermedia arts, printmaking, sculpture, visual arts education, and visual communication. The School of Art at Ball State has forty-nine full-time faculty and offers state-of-the-art facilities serving over 500 undergraduate majors as well as a growing graduate program. Programs at the BA, BS, BFA and MFA levels include animation, art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, glass, metals, painting, photography and intermedia arts, printmaking, sculpture, and visual communication (graphic design). Housed in the Art and Journalism building, School of Art students enjoy over 57,000 square feet of world-class facilities, a nationally ranked animation program, the Atrium Gallery, and the Glick Center for Glass. Students and faculty work closely with David Owsley Museum of Art on campus, among the finest university art collections in the nation. Ball State University is accredited by the National Association for Schools of Art and Design

Appointment Type
Non-Tenure-track/Contract

Length of Appointment
PT Semester

Description

The School of Art at Ball State University anticipates the need to hire individuals to teach semester courses in a variety of studio art and lecture courses in some of the following areas: animation, art history, ceramics, drawing, foundations, glass, metals, painting, photography and intermedia arts, printmaking, sculpture, visual arts education, and visual communication. Responsibilities include teaching 1-3 undergraduate art courses.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in Art from an accredited college or university completed by start of appointment. (For Art History, master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in Art History from an accredited college or university.) Experience teaching at the college or university level.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

For Art History, Ph.D. with 18 graduate hours in Art History from an accredited college or university by start of appointment. For studio courses, M.F.A. from an accredited college or university by start of appointment. Experience teaching at the college of university level beyond graduate assistantships. Evidence of scholarly publications and activities.

Pre-Employment Screening
Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Positions Supervised

None.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department: School of Art:600020

Posting Number: 201500253F

Number of Vacancies: Multiple

Desired Start Date: 08/17/2018

Position End Date
05/03/2019

Applications Accepted Through Date: 07/25/2018

Open Until Filled: No

How to apply

Apply online

Applicants, please identify your areas of expertise when applying (example: ceramics).

Required are:

1. Cover letter.

2. Curriculum vitae, including a link to artist website if one is available.

3. Representative course syllabus under the “Other” document in the Applicant Documents section.

4. Samples of your current work and student work: 20 images (for those applying to teach studio courses) under the “Portfolio” document in the Applicant Documents section.

Although the option to upload copies of masters and doctorate transcripts is available in the application, an official, original doctoral transcript showing the highest degree granted is required at time of hire. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire.

Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information

Dr. Michael Prater (mprater@bsu.edu)

School of Art

Ball State University

Muncie, IN 47306

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

At Ball State, we’re more than just educators—we’re educational entrepreneurs. Combining top-flight talent with the top-notch resources Ball State has to offer, our students and faculty inject endless energy and creativity into what they teach and how they learn. The result—a university The Princeton Review calls one of the best in the Midwest.