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The Department of Art in the College of the Arts seeks applicants for a Lecturer Art (Art History) position for the 2017-18 academic year.

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Position Details

All Valdosta State University faculty share the responsibility of teaching courses at multiple levels as needed in their respective disciplines. To carry out our comprehensive mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to successfully engage students as they launch or continue their intellectual journey.

Position Title Lecturer of Art (Art History)
General Summary of Responsibilities

The Department of Art invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Art. Position is a ten-month, non-tenure track faculty position beginning August 1st, 2017.

A successful candidate will possess a commitment to excellence in teaching and collaboration with studio art / design faculty. An active scholarship and professional development record, and department/university service experience is desirable.

Responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate art history courses in the content area and general education courses in the CORE curriculum, assisting with assessment, and other program related activities. Faculty members are expected to remain current in their field of expertise and be engaged in an active research/scholarship relevant to the discipline.

The Department of Art offers four comprehensive undergraduate degree programs and opportunities designed to prepare students for professional involvement in a 21st century environment. In addition to traditional studio programs such as Drawing, Painting, Ceramics and Sculpture, the Department also offers instruction in Photography (traditional & digital), Art Education, Interior Design, Art History, and electronic media such as Animation, Graphic Design and Web Design.

Fifteen dedicated art faculty-mentors provide a dynamic and challenging learning experience to approximately 200 undergraduate majors in the department. Studio facilities, equipment & technologies are constantly upgraded, affording our students the most current experiences in the classroom and studio environment.

For more information contact Mr. Barnett, Interim Head, Department of Art via email hbarnettt@valdosta.edu or phone 229-333-5835.

Required Qualifications

• PhD or ABD in Art History with a concentration in Contemporary and/or Modern Art History and Theory. 
• Ability to teach courses in 20th Century art history, theory, and criticism, as well as special content courses related to contemporary art to students in the Department of Art programs.
• Ability to teach a variety of art history related courses appropriate for General Education / CORE curriculum offerings for undergraduate students.
• Ability to utilize both traditional and technology-based delivery methods, including technology-enhanced, hybrid, large section, and on-line courses.
• Demonstrate evidence of a strong commitment to teaching and student success.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in university/college level teaching beyond teaching assistant.
• Active record of scholarship and university/departmental service.
• Strong record of research in area of specialization.

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodation.

Ability to communicate with reasonable accommodation.



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