Primary Purpose of Position
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts, with award-winning programs in music, theater, and visual arts, is accepting applications for part-time instructors to teach courses such as "Introduction to Theater, "African American Drama I, "African American Drama II," "Acting for Non-Majors," and "Music Appreciation." We are also interested in qualified instructors who can teach "Art Appreciation," "African American Art," "Basic Drawing," and "Design I." Part-time instructors are hired on a semester-by-semester basis. The maximum teaching load is four courses per semester. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Teaching face-to-face and/or online courses, attending training sessions, participating in data collection and assessment of student learning, and submitting teaching materials as part of a semester review.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts supports over 300 undergraduate majors along with providing general education courses for the university.
To teach Music courses, candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in Music at time of application. To teach Theater courses, candidates much have a Master’s degree, or higher in Theater at time of application. To teach Visual Arts courses, the candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in Visual Arts or a related field at time of application.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Candidates with 1-3 years teaching experience at the University or Community College level. Evidence of a high level of artistic skill, cultural knowledge and creative accomplishment is expected. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to teach at the entry and intermediate undergraduate levels of study.