The College of Fine Arts and Design is a center of excellence for the arts and design, as well as a locus of innovation for improving and promoting arts education. Founded in 2001, the college combines the traditional excellence inherent in Oklahoma's oldest public educational institution with groundbreaking thinking about the role of the arts on the 21st century. The College of Fine Arts and Design nurtures leadership qualities in students, thus expanding the scope and qualities of their career opportunities. The institution's educational emphasis is on faculty mentorship in student-centered education, with a commitment to respect diversity and encourage inclusiveness. This commitment to excellence provides students the opportunity to interact and work closely with our more than 100 outstanding full and part-time faculty members who are dedicated to holistically developing the artist, scholar, creative professional, educator, citizen and leader. With more than 200 performing and visual arts events every year, the college encourages students from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to view exhibits, attend special events, experience performances, partake in masterclasses, discuss their work , and ultimately find their unique artistic voice while learning to think from a global perspective. The College of Fine Arts and Design currently has six academic units, the Department of Art, Department of Dance, Department of Design, Department of Theatre Arts, School of Music and the Academy of Contemporary Music and specialized accreditations from National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). For further information see our website http://www.uco.edu/cfad
Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time teaching positions. This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants from which the Department may draw as sections become open at any point in the current academic year. This posting may or may not result in the hiring of adjuncts. Adjunct Faculty - provides a quality learning experience for students on a semester basis. Adjunct faculty reports to a dean or chair and performs instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationship of the adjunct faculty member to the student is one of teacher and facilitator of learning.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
Classes may be available in Studio Arts, Art History or Art Education depending on qualifications and semester class offerings.
Possesses at least a master's degree in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
MA Art History, MFA Studio Art, M.Ed. Art Education. Higher education teaching experience preferred.
Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Adheres to the educational philosophy, mission and long-term goals of the University. Adheres to all policies and procedures outlined in the UCO Faculty and Employee Handbooks.
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- Cover Letter
- Professional references
- Link to professional work if applicable
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