FLSA Employment Category: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 9 months
DEPARTMENT: Art and Design
Alma College invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track instructor in 3-dimensional art and design starting August 2024. The Art and Design Department seeks a candidate with broad expertise in the field of 3D Art and Design, supported by a body of work and relevant teaching experience. Candidates interested in supporting and building a liberal arts education and interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments and majors are specifically encouraged to apply.
The position requires an MFA or equivalent degree. Applicants should be prepared to teach foundational through advanced courses in 3D making. Candidates will engage in the college’s CORE general education program teaching students in various disciplines spatial reasoning and spatial problem solving. Candidates will have the opportunity to help form the direction of the 3D area. The normal teaching load is six courses per year, split between Fall and Winter semester and sometimes our focused one-month Spring term. Alma College’s Art and Design building is equipped with a woodshop, metal fabrication studio, fab lab, studio spaces and ceramic studio for all art and design full time faculty.
Please email the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format: C.V. including website: a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy; 20 images of professional work with title, size, material, date finished; 10 images of student art work (if available), contact information for three professional references, to: Alma College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org). Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage in the process. Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2024, and continue until filled.
Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information about the College, visit www.alma.edu.