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Associate Instructor, Art

Founded in 1897, Piedmont University is a private, comprehensive liberal arts university with an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students at campuses in Demorest and Athens, Georgia.

This person will teach two courses per semester in the art department. The courses will most likely be in the art foundations portion of the art major. Preference will be given to candidates with background in printmaking and drawing.

MFA in art required. Preference given to candidates with background in printmaking and/or drawing. Previous teaching experience preferred.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Effective classroom teaching and interacting with students in a professional manner;
Maintaining accurate and secure records of student grades and attendance;
Maintaining high standards of professionalism in the content, objectives, teaching, and grading of all courses;
Filing accurate course syllabi with the College of Arts and Sciences each semester;
Maintaining an understanding of university policies and the curriculum and degree requirements of the programs in their field;
Participating in departmental, college, and university faculty meetings and serving on committees as appropriate;
Contributing to the ongoing operation of their respective department and college;
Assessing their job performance including teaching effectiveness, advisement, scholarship and service via an annual self-evaluation in accordance with official university procedure;
Assuring their availability to students, faculty, staff, and administrators by posting and keeping at least five 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 university through departmental travel funds and the faculty development 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
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 school vehicle
Relevant research areas: Contemporary

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