Position: Full-time Lecturer in the Department of Art, College of Communication & Creative Arts, Rowan University.
Description: The Department of Art welcomes applications for a non-tenure track Lecturer in Sculpture and 3-D Foundations to join the department September 1, 2020. This is a 10-month position teaching all levels of undergraduate sculpture courses from beginning to intermediate and advanced students, including traditional processes of working in wood, metal, plaster and mixed media, within the context of contemporary theory and practice to teaching three-dimensional design through digital processes. Additional responsibilities include studio maintenance, managing supplies and budgets within the studio area, supporting adjunct faculty in the area, participation in curriculum and assessment activities, and general collaborative contributions to the department and university relative to teaching responsibilities. The candidate should have a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
The appointment is renewable and offers the opportunity for promotion to senior and master lecturer. The successful applicant will teach a 12-credit teaching load of 3 studios in Fall and Spring semesters. Overloads during the academic year and teaching in winter and summer sessions may be available. Candidates must be available to work five days per week.
The Department of Art is one of six departments in the College of Communication & Creative Arts that includes Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, Radio, Television & Film, and Writing Arts. CCCA’s goal is to empower people to be storytellers, artists, critical thinkers, and engaged citizens. The college serves nearly 1900 majors through ten B.A.s, two B.F.A.s, and two M.A.s. The college is seeing unprecedented growth, having hired 40% of its full-time faculty over the past two years as well as nearly doubling the number of entering freshmen. Additionally, we house first-year writing and public speaking, which serve all Rowan students.
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (R2: High Research Activity) with over 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools – the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication & Creative Arts, Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth & Environment – with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which helps students and faculty commercialize applied research. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public research universities and the fourth fastest growing doctoral institution in the nation.
Requirements: The successful candidate must have an MFA or equivalent in sculpture or related Fine Arts discipline with at least 3 years of experience teaching at the collegiate level (beyond the assistantship level). Candidate will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with students and curriculum of a sculpture program as well as knowledge of various materials, production methods, and tools. The terminal degree is required at the time of appointment.
Submissions must include a single .pdf file containing • letter of application • curriculum vita • statement of teaching philosophy • images of own and student work
Please submit names and contact information for 3 references.
Candidates are also encouraged to speak on how their teaching, service, and/or research activities show commitment or contribution to diversity efforts in their application materials.
Rowan University celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, (dis)ability status, military status, and other NJ protected classes. Rowan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment as required by Title IX. Rowan is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with (dis)abilities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Christy Mroz, Administrative Assistant, OEE@rowan.edu, 856-256-5494. Rowan strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
Internal Number: 494161
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