Founded in 1897, Piedmont University is a private, comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students at campuses in Demorest and Athens, Georgia.
The Department of Art invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Department Chair position to begin in August 2022. This is a full-time, 12-month, renewable, non-tenure track position. The department seeks an individual with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
Articulate a vision for the Department of Art and a commitment to collaborative leadership within the department.
Demonstrate a commitment to and experience in teaching a wide range of print and web-based design courses.
Teach other courses in Art based on experience and needs of the department.
Oversee curriculum development in the Department of Art
Complete and maintain department annual assessment reports.
Manage department operating budget
Supervise all aspects of recruiting for the department.
Effective classroom teaching and interacting with students in a professional manner;
Advise and mentor students in the department;
Maintaining accurate and secure records of student grades, attendance, and advisement;
Maintaining high standards of professionalism in the content, objectives, teaching, and grading of all courses;
Filing accurate course syllabi with the School of Arts and Sciences each semester;
Maintaining an understanding of college policies and the curriculum and degree requirements of the programs in their field;
Participating in departmental, school, and college faculty meetings and serving on committees as appropriate;
Contributing to the ongoing operation of their respective department and school;
Assessing their job performance including teaching effectiveness, advisement, scholarship and service via an annual self-evaluation in accordance with official college procedure;
Assuring their availability to students, faculty, staff, and administrators by posting and keeping at least ten office hours per week;
Maintaining a professional level of scholarship by continuous study, research, and attendance and participation at professional meetings. These activities are supported by the college through departmental travel funds and the faculty development program
MFA in graphic design or an MFA in a related field with extensive professional design experience is required.
Preference for applicants with the following.
Effective classroom teaching and interacting with students in a professional manner.
Prior teaching experience in a college/university environment
Evidence of outstanding work as an artist.
Minimum of three years of successful leadership in higher education at the department level.
Ability to create outreach and community engagement opportunities for students.
Ability to build relationships with art teachers in the state of Georgia
Ability to recruit high quality students to the Art program.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
Requires the ability to sit for periods of time, with frequent interruptions.
Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending.
Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work.
Requires talking, hearing, and seeing as important elements for completing assigned tasks.
Must remain relevant in the area of employment and flexible to changes in work related to institutional needs.
Requires occasionally lifting and/or moving objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
Requires the use of various electronic tools.
Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes.
Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others: and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from management.
Possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible to operate a university vehicle.
It is the policy of Piedmont University not to discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All members of the student body, faculty, and staff are expected to assist in making this policy valid in fact.
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