Assistant Professor of Art

Dixie State University

United States

December 23, 2021


Assistant Professor of Art


$52,000.00 - $54,000.00 Annually


St. George, UT

Job Type

Full-Time Faculty


College of the Arts

Job Number




  • Description
  • Benefits
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  • Position Announcement

    The Art Department at Dixie State University (DSU) in St. George, Utah, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position, starting Fall Semester or August 2022. The Art Department helps students take their artistic interests and refines them into lifelong passions, offering five majors which help students thrive in a creative world. More information about the Department and its associated programs and faculty can be found online at https: //


  • Teach 24 credits of lower-division lecture and studio art courses each academic year, plus provide institutional service as defined by University Policy and the College of the Arts.
  • Work with Department Chair, Dean, and other faculty in the Art department on curriculum and program.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and instruction of non- foundations General Education Art courses.
  • Assist with oversight in the development, implementation, and instruction of foundations Art courses.
  • Perform defined campus-wide duties, including holding office hours, attendance at department and division meetings, service on committees, outreach programs, and other responsibilities as defined by university policy.
  • Assist in mentoring, supervising, and assisting part-time instructors (adjunct faculty).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

  • Terminal Degree (Doctorate or MFA) in Art or closely related discipline from an accredited college or university required. ABD may be considered if degree is awarded prior to August 2022.
  • Background in 2D art, digital art, photography, animation, 3D art, art history or related field preferred.
  • Evidence of potential for successful teaching at the college level (finalists will be asked to give a teaching demonstration as part of the interview process).
  • Ability to develop innovative curriculum and appropriate course content for face-to-face instruction, flipped, hybrid, and online instruction.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills to contribute positively to a collegial environment.
  • Willingness to work with and assist part-time instructors.
  • An eagerness to engage with colleagues, staff and administrators to develop ways to improve the educational experience for our students.
  • Supplemental Information

    POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) tenure- track faculty position. Faculty service begins August 2022, with pay & benefits starting July 1, 2022. Annual salary of $52,000 - $54,000 depending upon qualifications & experience; additional compensation available for summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, etc. See https: // under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

    ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins January 10, 2022 ; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (approximately one page, single-spaced, about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please submit these items in PDF format. Candidates must also submit a PDF portfolio containing 15 images of their own work, and 10 images of student work, clearly labeled, with a resolution no lower than 1500 pixels on the long side. Website portfolios will not be considered. Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

    ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU), soon-to-be- called Utah Tech University starting July 1, 2022, is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career- oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

    DSU is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. DSU does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

    The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU's non- discrimination policies:

  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury -, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco -, 435-652-7731.
  • For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https: // or contact:

  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,, 303-844-5695.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

    Click here to visit https: // to learn more about the wonderful benefits available to you as a Dixie State employee!

    Highlights from DSU's benefits package include:

  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Dixie State;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • 01

    The following attachments are required to apply for this position. The size limit on a single attachment is 5 MB. You may attach up to 10 attachments. If you do not submit all of the required documents, your application may not receive full consideration. You will not be able to edit or add to your application once it has been submitted. Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Contact information for 3 professional references (including email addresses) Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes) Student Success Statement Have you uploaded these documents?

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    Will you hold a terminal degree (Doctorate or MFA) by the first day of the semester in the required area(s) for this position, as indicated in the job posting?

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  • No
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    Do you have prior teaching experience?

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    Which pronouns do you use? Check all that apply.

  • He, Him, His
  • She, Her, Hers
  • They, Them, Theirs
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