Visiting Assistant Professor-Art Education

Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
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Job description

Posting Number: F2018-038

Department: School of Art

General Description:

This is a full-time, nine-month or semester faculty appointment depending on the circumstances. Responsible for contributing significantly to Stephen F. Austin State University’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs through teaching, scholarship/creative accomplishment, and service. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Chair.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Performs an equivalent of eight teaching units of work during the regular academic year; reduction of teaching load through reassignment of duties is possible under certain circumstances.

2. Engages in research/scholarly/creative and service activities at levels that are appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria.

3. Provides services to the university and the profession.

4. May conduct supplemental instructional activities such as independent studies, internships, advising, and thesis/dissertation supervision.

Non-Essential Job Functions:

1. May receive course-load reassignment when assigned administrative duties in support of the department/college/university.

2. May receive course-load reassignment when assigned to prepare course material during the first semester/year when included as part of initial contract.

3. May receive course-load reassignment when approved to engage in research or scholarly/creative activities and service that exceed normal expectations.

4. May supervise the work of student and/or graduate assistants.

5. May serve on departmental, college and university committees.

6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

1. Extensive knowledge in the field in which the individual will be teaching.

2. Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and/or graduate students.

3. Ability to conduct research and/or commitment to production of scholarly/creative accomplishments and service.

4. Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment.

5. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

6. Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.

Required Education:

Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if Ph.D. is earned prior to start date.

Required Experience and Training:

The rank of assistant professor is held by an individual who demonstrates the capability to produce research/scholarly/creative accomplishments, teach effectively, and provide service to the academic and general communities. The visiting assistant professor may hold the rank of assistant professor at another institution.

How to apply

All application materials must be submitted online. Please upload a Statement of Research Philosophy as “other document”. Unofficial transcripts are accepted in the transcript requirement area.

SFA is an equal opportunity employer. This is a security-sensitive position and will be subject to a criminal history check.

Stephen F. Austin State University is a comprehensive, regional institution located in Nacogdoches, Texas. The university enrolls approximately 13,000 students and offers 83 undergraduate majors and 120 areas of study within six academic colleges - business, education, fine arts, forestry and agriculture, sciences and mathematics, and liberal and applied arts. SFA offers degree programs both online and on its beautifully wooded campus nestled in the heart of Texas Forest Country. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, SFA is ranked a Tier 1 Regional University by U.S. News and World Report. SFA provides the academic breadth of a state university with the personalized attention of a private school. With a student-to-faculty ration of 19:1 and an average class size of 26, professors get to know their students and provide classroom instruction tailored to each student's needs and goals. Smaller classes combined with hands-on study, internships and research opportunities give students valuable experience that translates to their chosen career paths.