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Assistant Professor, Fine Arts (Mesa, AZ) « Position Deleted on 4/11/2013 »
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For more than 125 years, Benedictine University has provided a renowned liberal arts education. As part of our mission as an academic community committed to liberal arts and professional education-distinguished and guided by our Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage-we prepare our students for a lifetime of active, informed and responsible citizenship and leadership in the world community. Benedictine University at Mesa, a newly created branch campus, will offer a private, faith-based education grounded in history, heritage and Catholic tradition. A Benedictine education is global with locations in Mesa, Arizona, more than 40 locations in Illinois including its main campus in Lisle and branch campus in Springfield, four locations in China, and two locations in Vietnam. Forbes magazine named Benedictine University among "America's Top Colleges" for 2012. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University first for the fastest-growing campuses during 2000-2010 in the category of doctoral research institutions.
The Mesa branch campus will provide all students who feel the call of a Benedictine education a way to attend through academic support, financial flexibility, and curriculum counseling and guidance. The goal is to make a private values- and leadership-based education affordable and available, as well as create an inclusive environment where all students flourish. The curriculum in Mesa is focused on pathways leading to viable degrees that enhance the growth and improved economic health of Arizona and the region. Benedictine graduates are positioned to continue into graduate/professional school and successfully enter the economic stream where they make a positive impact on society by living the Benedictine values of faith, hospitality, community, involvement, balance and stewardship.
Classes will begin in September 2013 with degree offerings including a Bachelor of Fine Arts (in partnership with the Mesa Arts Center); Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice, Communication Arts, Psychology and Theology; a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition; a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Organizational Behavior; and a minor in Religious Studies. Student Life will include support services, social events, fitness clubs and more. Long-term plans include bringing residential options and intercollegiate sports to campus for men and women.
Benedictine University at Mesa declared a "lecture free" campus: Benedictine University at Mesa's Curriculum of the 21st century will develop students' abilities for independent learning, collaborative learning, critical thinking, discovery, inquiry, application and experiential learning. Students will learn how to communicate effectively, think critically, locate and use valid and reputable sources of information to support arguments, analyze situations and create solutions to problems. Regardless of major, the development of these skills will best prepare students for success in the real world experience.
We are looking to hire the "founding faculty" for the initial degree offerings who embrace the effective use of technology, promote an innovative, student-centered, active-learning pedagogy which can be delivered in a variety of formats including face-to-face, blended, and online. Full-time faculty will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor of the Practice and will be on renewable multi-year appointments. Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring students, program oversight, assistance with student recruitment and advising, and successful candidates will have an interest in the scholarship of pedagogy and engagement. Assistant Professor, Fine Arts (1 Opening)
Full-Time, Term Appointment
Classification: Benefit Eligible
Duties: Benedictine University is looking for a qualified and experienced instructor who can pioneer its new BFA program in Mesa, Arizona in partnership with the Mesa Arts Center. A Since this is a start-up program much is expected of the candidate. Proficiency should be demonstrated that multiple mediums and subjects could be taught. They would include painting, drawing, and printmaking-all at beginning and advanced levels, two-dimensional and three dimensional designs, figure drawing, computer art, art history, and a writing intensive course in art criticism. Evidence of student work which demonstrates adeptness in using the Mimetic Tradition of Representation will be strongly considered. Knowledge of Modernist and Post Modern styles is also essential.
Qualifications: Master's of Fine Arts (MFA) degree is required.
Application Deadline: Positions open until suitable candidates are found. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013. Start date is July 15, 2013.
Application Process: Submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, research philosophy which includes a 3-5 year outline of professional and scholarly development plans, contact information for three professional references, and a copy of your transcripts. Official transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation (preferably one of which addresses teaching effectiveness) will be required of finalists on or before campus visits. Applicants should submit required materials through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2497 . Any questions should be directed to: Dr. Mick Carroll, Dean Benedictine @ Mesa firstname.lastname@example.org or 602.888.5506. E.O. E.