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POSITION:  Adjunct Faculty - Art Instructor

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  College of Fine Arts

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Dept Head: Art; Professor of Art

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt

EXEMPTION:  Teacher Exemption

LOCATION:  Abilene

TARGET HIRE DATE:  Adjunct Pool

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR
EMPLOYMENT – 
Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Caleb Dulock at caleb.dulock@hsutx.edu

SUMMARY/SCOPE:

The art department at Hardin Simmons University (HSU) occasionally has the need to hire Part–Time Lecturers (multiple positions) to teach in its Bachelor’s programs. Delivery of quality instruction in the program is expected.
All HSU faculty are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the missions of the university, department, and program.

Teaching assignments may include any of the following based on experience and need: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art History, Drawing/Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Foundations (Drawing, 2D design, 3D Design, 4D Design, or Digital Design), Design fields (visual communication, industrial design, or digital/physical environments), Photography, or Entertainment and Media Technology courses (Film, Animation, Gaming, or Transmedia). Candidates will be expected to have teaching experience and expertise in more than one area.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Provides students with a written course syllabus.

Participates in the evaluation of the instructional process and uses innovative strategies to continually improve learning.

Participates in development and support of their discipline by recommending books and materials, or any curricula revision recommendations. Maintains accurate and complete course records.

Works with colleagues to achieve shared goals and visions. Values the collaborative process.

Uses knowledge of diverse communities and learning styles and has the ability to incorporate diversity of delivery of such learning styles in instruction.

Utilizes technology to facilitate learning and to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

The qualifications to be considered as a part-time lecturer in art include at least 18 graduate credits completed in art or a Master’s of Fine Art (MFA). 

University-level teaching experience preferred.

The ability to demonstrate strong technical skills in the teaching area, as well as use of any related software specific to discipline when applicable.

Part time lecturers hired to teach Art Appreciation courses will be required to complete training workshops for online teacher certification and on use of Canvas LMS.

Inability to attend or complete training may result in cancellation of assignment.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

None are required for this position at this time.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The job can be both active and sedentary in nature.

Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing office and computer operations, or in-class studio instruction. 

May be required to lift and move materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Indoor and outdoor specialized art studio spaces and labs, gallery, as well as offices and kitchen/common area.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This position is a part-time/temp adjunct position (no more than 29 hours per week) with teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus.

Must be a resident of the state of Texas

EEO / ADA Statement:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

BACKGROUND SCREEN:

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.