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Instructor, Visual Art - Art History and Art Appreciation

Employer
Guilford Technical Community College
Location
Jamestown, NC
Closing date
Sep 15, 2021

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Sector
Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Art and Humanities
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Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) is currently the fourth largest of NC. Community College Systems 58 institutions. On our six campuses and through our online offerings, we annually serve approximately 27,500 students, 60% of whom are students of color. We strive to offer programs that provide equitable educational outcomes for all students representing all backgrounds, including, but not limited to, ability, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. At GTCC, we are committed to cultivating a workplace culture of inclusion that welcomes, develops, supports, and empowers employees. We are looking for an exceptional leader, who shares our institutional mission, vision, and values, to join the team as our new Instructor, Visual Art Art History and Art Appreciation.

Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.

Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepare and teach courses designed for transfer and support of career technical programs to include Art Appreciation and Art History. The ideal candidate should be inclusive, knowledgeable, and articulate in visual culture, and related fields and committed to working constructively with all facets of the growing Visual Arts program. Duties/Functions Teaching
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:
developing learner centered lesson plans
employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments
creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate
updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency
developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission
participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate
developing, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate

Professional Development
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies

Administration
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:
maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)
complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations

Student Support
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:
conducting recruiting activities
providing academic advising
promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
assisting students with the registration and graduation process
referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
maintain student records

College Service
Support college-wide endeavors to include:
collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules and support student success
serving on department, division and college committees
participating in GTCC institutional initiatives
collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC
supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)
participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs
attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required

Demonstrate and model the Colleges employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.
Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain student records.
  • Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.


Difficult Challenges Contacts Education Required Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) or Master of Arts (MA) degree that includes 18 graduate hours in Art History from a regionally accredited institution of higher education Education Preferred Ph.D. in Art History from a regionally accredited institution of higher education Experience Required 3 years Post-secondary teaching experience in Art Appreciation or Art History. Experience Preferred
  • Community college teaching experience
  • Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems


KSA Required The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its open door policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to:
1. Multi-task
2. Respect Diversity
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.
4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment
5. Communicate effectively
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions. KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):
1. Reporting Requirements
2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)
6. eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
7. eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching) Physical Demands 1. May include teaching day and evening and on multiple campuses

Other:
1 Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required. Posting Type Faculty

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