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Full-Time Faculty - Visual Arts - Image & Print Technology - Tenure Track

Company:
Raritan Valley Community College
Job Location:
Somerville, 08876
Category:
Digital Arts
Type:
Full-Time

Raritan Valley Community College

Full-Time Faculty - Visual Arts - Image & Print Technology - Tenure Track

Ranked by WalletHub.com and Intelligent.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu

Job Description:

Raritan Valley Community College strives to prepare students for the challenges of the ever-changing global community. Interested applicants should be innovative and entrepreneurial individuals that understand the demands of a global workforce with an emphasis on creative thinking and effective communication.

The Department of Communication and Languages at Raritan Valley Community College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Instructor/Assistant Professor of Visual Arts-Image & Printmaking Technology for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching an annual full-time load consisting of studio, history, and/or portfolio courses across printmaking and/or photography, while providing a vision and strategic plan for how these two areas can flourish through a cross-disciplinary approach to both teaching and curriculum development. A skillset that blends traditional knowledge with contemporary practices is desired - particularly those utilizing current digital and technological processes to reflect how image and print media is created and consumed in contemporary culture. This individual should be a dynamic educator and creative thinker and provide leadership in the image and print technology area while developing innovative and experimental courses that align with their expertise and the needs of the department. They should be well versed in material advancements and both historical and contemporary artistic discourse, particularly as it pertains to printmaking and/or photography. The ideal candidate will foster critical thinking and provide hands-on, creative ways for students to make work through a variety of tools and technology as they engage in interdisciplinary work in a safe and welcoming studio environment.

The Arts and Design Department is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive learning environment and welcomes candidates with a passion for teaching and mentoring students of varied abilities and backgrounds. Individuals that can cultivate the department's dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion through teaching, service and scholarship are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties:

Innovate, plan and implement strategies for program development and growth through an interdisciplinary approach, using digital and technological components when possible.

Maintain studio spaces, equipment and supplies associated with area/discipline.

Regularly evaluate courses to ensure that student learning outcomes and assessment tools are appropriate and effective.

Participate in departmental strategic planning, program reviews, and course assessments.

Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.

Develop and use a syllabus for each course that adheres to college and departmental guidelines.

Evaluate students to measure their progress in achieving course objectives and inform them in a timely manner of their progress. 

Review, evaluate, and recommend student learning materials and resources.

Assist the chairperson in the management of adjuncts, studio technicians, budget and course scheduling associated with area/discipline.

Participate in College/departmental professional development activities and serve on college-wide committees as assigned.

Demonstrate continuous professional development within the discipline, both creatively and pedagogically, while making continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.

Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.

Work collaboratively in a diverse learning institution; demonstrate commitment to teaching and working with a multicultural and multigenerational student body.

Provide access to students through posted student hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods.

Adhere to College policies and procedures.

Requirements:

  • M.F.A in studio/visual art required with a concentration in printmaking and/or photography strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of two years' college-level teaching experience required.
  • Evidence of a current and active exhibition record.
  • Demonstrated creative and pedagogical professional development related to discipline.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in industry-standard technology, equipment and software associated with both analog and digital printmaking and/or photographic processes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching college-level printmaking and/or photography courses.
  • Expertise in the realm of photography (including but not limited to: digital processes, dark/wet room development, historical and alternative practices); and/or expertise in the printmaking discipline (including but not limited to: screen-printing, intaglio, relief, lithography, letterpress, and book arts.)
  • Expertise with the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Prior Community College teaching experience and/or having taught diverse student populations.
  • Experience integrating technology into the delivery of course content.
  • Experience in curriculum development.
  • Experience managing a photography and/or printmaking studio and the equipment and supplies associated with these disciplines.
  • Familiarity with current maker-space equipment and technology such as: laser cutters/engravers, cnc machines, plotters, etc.
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
  • Online and/or Hybrid teaching experience. 

Application Instructions:

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

Please include the following application materials in PDF format:

  • CV
  • Cover letter addressing your interest in the position, which should include a summation of how you align with the duties and requirements detailed in the job description and required qualifications. Additionally, the letter should highlight your teaching philosophy and why you're interested in teaching at RVCC.
  • A PDF with 15-20 images of your personal work. 
  • A brief artist's statement.
  • A PDF with 15-20 images of your student work from printmaking, print media, and/or photography courses with a corresponding image list that includes the media and techniques/processes employed within each work. 

Initial salary and rank will be based on the successful candidate's educational qualifications and professional experience. The College also offers an attractive employee benefits package.

For consideration of the above position, please submit your application materials online: 

https://rvcc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=172223#pageTop

We regret that we are unable to respond individually to each application. Applicants chosen for further consideration will be contacted directly.

Applications received by February 29th, 2024 will be considered in the first review of applicants. 

Raritan Valley Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer. We will implement the policy to assure that the employment opportunities offered at the institution are available to all persons.

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