Part-Time Instructors Pool: Art Department, Art History

Westfield, Massachusetts, United States
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About Westfield State University:
Westfield State University fosters intellectual curiosity, encourages critical thinking, inspires civic engagement, and promotes a global perspective. A public teaching institution offering quality programs in the liberal arts and sciences with complementing professional studies curricula, we are grounded in our founding principles of academic excellence and educating all in a diverse and welcoming community. Westfield State develops the knowledge, skills, and character essential for students to reach their full potential and become responsible leaders in society. We contribute to the economic, social, and cultural vitality of the region.

Westfield State University has been designated as a “Top Military Friendly College” by Advanced Military Education Magazine and one of the top 50 “Best Colleges for Veterans” as reported in U.S. News & World Report 2015 “Best Colleges” edition. It has also been awarded Best Regional Universities – North by U.S. News and World Report for the years 2012-2015, and is the only Massachusetts school, public or private, in the top 50 ranking of Best Online Degree Programs in 2014 and 2015. Westfield State offers twenty-seven undergraduate degrees, seven graduate degrees, and six online bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Westfield State University is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The University is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts. The area offers a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Hiking, canoeing, and ski areas are minutes away, yet the campus is just a half-hour from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and about two to three hours from Boston and New York City.

Job Description:

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 art history for Fall semester 2018.

COURSE AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2018:

  • Art Survey Prehistoric to Middle Ages, MWF at 10:25 -11:15 am.

NOTE: We seek to develop a pool of instructors to fulfill possible future needs for the following courses:

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Teach course(s) in specific discipline
  • Responsible for instructional preparation and assessment of student performance
  • Provide assistance to students by appointment

Requirements:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
An earned Master’s Degree in Studio Art or Art History; collegiate teaching experience preferred. Doctorate also preferred.

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:
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:
Westfield State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the human resources office at (413) 572-8809.

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.

How to apply

An online application is required with the following documents (files) attached:

  • Cover letter that includes your teaching philosophy
  • Resume
  • Sample course syllabi

NOTES:

  1. Contact information for references should be provided on the application’s references section.
  2. When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications, teaching philosophy and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.
  3. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

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.

To apply, visit https://westfield.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=99778

As part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, Westfield State University is dedicated to equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed.