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Art Tenure-Track Faculty
Post Date: 04/30/2019
Close Date: 06/30/2019
Valley City State University
101 College St SW; Valley City, ND 58072

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$30,000 - $49,999

Valley City, ND

Job Description:
The primary responsibility of this position is to teach courses as part of the Art major, minor, and certificate programs.

Other main duties include:
Recruiting students into Art courses
Assisting with the Art Club
Assisting with gallery
Assist in maintaining the studio environment including the ceramic and sculpture studio

The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications, and typically ranges from $41,000 to $45,000 annually. VCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including employer paid full family health insurance coverage, as well as TIAA-CREF retirement, tuition assistance, and much more. For more information, visit our Employee Benefits page at http://www.vcsu.edu/employeeservices/benefits. This position is a 9-month, full-time position. In some cases, summer duties may be arranged through an additional contract.

Application Procedure:
Submit all required materials online, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), contact information for three references, and unofficial copies of your transcripts. Reference letters will be solicited automatically from the references you list via email, for finalists only. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that correct email addresses are submitted for each of the three required references. Deadline for full consideration is May 20, 2019.

University and Community:
Recognized as a “Best College” by U.S. News for the past 21 years, VCSU offers one of the best academic values in the Midwest. VCSU was founded as a teacher’s college in 1890, earning a prestigious reputation for producing some of the best educators in the area. Since then, VCSU’s undergraduate offerings have continued to grow and now include a range of programs. VCSU offers more than 80 undergraduate programs in art, business, communication arts, computer systems and software engineering, education, health and physical education, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, and technology education. Online Master of Education and Master of Arts in Teaching degree programs are also available.

The 55-acre campus, one of the most attractive in North Dakota, is bordered on the south by a forested hillside and on the north by the Sheyenne River. Campus architecture features a graceful blend of historic and modern buildings. The entire campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District. VCSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The university is located in the southeastern part of the state in the city from which the institution takes its name. Valley City has a population of approximately 6,500 and is located 60 miles west of Fargo on Interstate 94, making the campus easily accessible both from the east and west. The location of the community lends itself to cultural and recreational activities, and the newly constructed Gaukler Wellness Center offers a variety of services to members.

Additional Information:
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Valley City State University encourages applications from minorities, women, and disabled persons, and pledges not to discriminate with respect to color, nation of origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status due to receipt of public assistance, or disability as specified in Federal Regulations. Preference will be given to candidates able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference procedure.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in Art or MA in art
Accomplished artist
Ability to work with others in a collegial and collaborative manner
Strong knowledge in contemporary art history and movements.
Understanding of K-12 Art education
Experience teaching both sculptural and functional ceramics

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Art
Teaching experience in higher education in both face-to-face and online environments
Knowledge of effective teaching practices
Demonstrated proficiency with the use of technology in the classroom
Broad understanding of current technologies including Adobe Creative Suite, 3D printing, and hybrid/online learning
Assist in maintaining the studio environment including the ceramic and sculpture studio.
Ability to teach a variety of classes including: Ceramics, Art Methods, art history, design, drawing, and art appreciation

Contact Information:
Direct inquiries about the position to Search Committee Chair Dr. Julee Russell. Email: julee.russell@vcsu.edu Phone: 701-845-7440. For accommodation or assistance in the application or interview process, contact: academic.affairs@vcsu.edu. For questions about the status of your application or reference letters, please email human.resources@vcsu.edu.
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