Adjunct Faculty: Art (2-D Visual and Performing Arts)

Concordia University Ann Arbor
March 17, 2023
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Concordia University is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world.

Position Summary

CUWAA is a very special place with a particularly compelling mission. Our Mission Statement reads: Concordia University is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body and spirit for service to Christ in the Church, and in the world.

Instructor will work within the Visual & Performing Arts Department to teach foundational and intermediate studio art and digital design courses. Studio courses may include, but are not limited to, Two-Dimensional Design, Drawing, Painting and Portfolio, Design courses could include digital photography as well as adobe suite instruction. Instructor must be well-versed in a range of foundational techniques, materials and processes. The instructor must be able to work with PLO and GLO assessment tools, supporting the campus gallery, supporting student exhibitions, and other duties as needed. The department has several majors including Visual Communications, Interior Architecture & Design, Illustration, Art Education, Art and Photography, minor include all of the above as well as Animation and Theater.

All faculty in the Department of Art & Design are expected to fully participate and support activities outside of the classroom such as student exhibitions, related college events, and also work off campus within the creative community.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teach 12-24 academic credits per year, or the equivalent
  • Assist in student advising and mentoring
  • Provide evaluation
  • Responsible for meeting with assigned students throughout the semester
  • Provides a quality learning experience for students on a semester basis.
  • Adjunct faculty reports to the chair and performs instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies, and procedures of the university
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Desire to work in a thriving arts department
  • Desire to develop courses, new teaching methods, including teaching online
  • Applicant should be quality-driven, enthusiastic, and eager to be part of a team
  • Applicant must be willing to work during evenings and/or on weekends and during the summer
  • Desire to become an active member of the broader arts and cultural community of Ozaukee and Milwaukee Counties Exhibits a willingness and ability to work with diverse individuals and organizations
  • Demonstrates effective leadership, organizational skills, and is a self- starter
  • Familiar with the university campus life
  • Able to deal with interruptions and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to present a Christian and professional manner
  • Candidates should possess strong written and oral communications skills
  • All candidates should possess an ability to meet deadlines
  • Supportive of the mission and values of Concordia University Wisconsin/Ann Arbor and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS)
  • Requirements : Mastery in Adobe Illustrator - Photoshop - Indesign - video editing and animation programs a plus.
  • 5 examples of previous work
  • Education & Experience

  • Master's degree in Fine Art/ Design or a related field required
  • Previous teaching experience in a baccalaureate or higher degree program is preferred
  • Physical Demands/Equipment (Click to View)

    Application Instructions

    To receive full consideration, all applicants are asked to complete and submit an online employment application through the Concordia University Employment page. To begin, please click the Apply Now section on the job page and then click the Apply For This Position button to begin the application process.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until successful candidate(s) are identified.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    It is the policy of CU to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

    The University will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, gender, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    However, CU is an institution of the LCMS and, to the extent allowed by law, CU reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion. In addition, preference in holding certain employment positions is given to ordained or rostered ministers of the LCMS. Based on a religious tenet, CU recognizes only male, LCMS ordained Ministers of the Gospel, but recognizes both male and female LCMS Rostered Ministers of the Gospel.

    The Human Resources Department has been appointed to manage the equal employment opportunity program, including all equal employment opportunity activities, as required by federal, state and local agencies. If any employee or applicant for employment believes this policy has been violated, he/she must contact the Director of Human Resources.

    Concordia University is a HLC accredited, co-educational, liberal arts school offering more than 70 undergraduate majors, over 40 master's degree programs, and 4 doctoral programs. There are also a variety of accelerated evening and e-learning programs.

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