Assistant Professor of Art History/Introduction to Visual Arts

Assistant Professor of Art History / Introduction to Visual Arts

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Art History / Introduction to Visual Arts
Department Art Department
Position Category Faculty
Job Summary CCRI and the Department of Art recognize that diversity and inclusivity are essential to creating a dynamic, positive and high-performing educational and work environment and to helping prepare our students for lifelong success. We welcome applicants who can contribute to the College’s commitment to excellence created by diversity and inclusivity.

Focus will be on teaching Art History and Introduction to Visual Art courses. Current courses include Art History: Ancient to Medieval, Art History: Renaissance to Modern, Art History: Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, Art History: Modern through Contemporary, and Introduction to Visual Arts.

Duties and Responsibilities • To teach Art History and Introduction to Visual Arts courses. Current courses include Art History: Ancient to Medieval, Art History: Renaissance to Modern, Art History: Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, Art History: Modern through Contemporary, and Introduction to Visual Arts.
• Expectation of continuing significant professional achievement and/or publication in the field.
• Active and continuous participation in professional development that is discipline specific.
• Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a community college.
• Engage in high-quality instruction in an open-door institution defined by its diversity and inclusivity.
• Possess the ability to work with students of various learning styles, cultures, identities, and life experiences.
• Participate in college-wide and department committees and events.
• Use technology to enhance instruction and to communicate effectively with the campus community.
• Travel and teach at multi-campus locations, including Providence and Newport campuses, as required by the Art Department.
Minimum Qualifications • Master’s degree in Art History required.
• Minimum two years post-graduate, college-level teaching experience required.
• Record of excellence in teaching, curriculum development, and outcomes assessment.
• Strong professional accomplishments in scholarly research, achievement, and professional experience or publication in the field.
• Experience teaching/conducting research on issues applicable to diverse populations.
• A demonstrated commitment to working with underrepresented students through teaching, mentoring, and/or administration.
• Experience using technology to enhance instruction, manage classroom administrative functions, and communicate effectively with the campus community.
• Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications • Ph.D. or ABD in Art History preferred
• A background working in a collaborative educational environment.
• An interest in course development, online teaching, and open resource discovery and application.
Reports To Art Department Chair
Campus Location Multi-Campus Locations
Work Schedule Academic
Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information Tenure-track position
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time
Permanent/Limited Position Permanent
Benefits Yes
Name of Bargaining Unit Union CCRIFA
Pay Grade N/A
Salary Range
Additional Salary Information Salary commensurate with education and experience
Civil Service List position No
Licenses, Tools and Equipment Various office equipment which may include computers, typewriters, telephones, copy machines, calculators, fax machines, etc.

Must have access to and use of own transportation.

Environmental Conditions This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Desired Start Date 2018 Fall Semester
Position End Date (if temporary or grant)

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Application Open Date 03/15/2018
Application Close Date (includes the grace period) 04/08/2018
Open Until Filled No
Comments CCRI Mission:
The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs. We meet the wide-ranging educational needs of our diverse student population, building on our rich tradition of excellence in teaching and our dedication to all students with the ability and motivation to succeed. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs, and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.
Special Instructions to Applicants (This date includes a five-day grace period. Application materials will not be accepted after 4/8/18 11:59pm EST).

To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application located at , and attach a cover letter, resume, and teaching philosophy by the closing date.
– Either the cover letter or teaching philosophy should include a brief personal statement on CCRI’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
-You do not need to complete the ‘Education History’ or ‘Employment History’ sections within the application if you are attaching a resume that includes the same information.
– Reference letters may be requested by the search committee if you become a finalist.
– Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s Degree, or higher, in Art History?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of two years’ post-graduate, college-level teaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience teaching/conducting research on issues applicable to diverse populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a background working in a collaborative educational environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * To improve CCRI’s advertising strategy, please let us know where you FIRST learned of this job opportunity? Please be specific when using web site or publication names (example: LinkedIn, HigherEdjobs, Chronicle, personal referral, etc.). Thank you.(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document

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