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University of Northern Iowa

Location: Cedar FallsIA 50614 Document ID: AB471-26PT Posted on: 2018-04-2104/21/2018 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Foundations Coordinator

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time Service Schedule:Academic Year

Position Description:

The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Art seeks applications for Foundations Coordinator, a full-time, four-year renewable term position.The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of accomplishment teaching foundations of art and design, demonstrate strong interpersonal and administrative skills, and have experience with curricular development.

Responsibilities: Teach three courses per semester (combination of 2-D Concepts, 3-D Concepts, Drawing I, and II); advising; supervise student peer mentors; organize programming for weekly Friday symposium (attended by all first-year students); organize experiential learning opportunities (such as field trips); serve as contact for first-year students regarding university resources; and aid in curricular development associated with the Foundations Sequence with a vision towards integrating digital skills. In consultation with the studio and design faculty, the Coordinator will evolve the curriculum to respond to new developments in art and design pedagogy. A commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates, steady expansion of professional exhibition record, and an active participation in departmental and university service is expected.

Education Requirements:

MFA in Studio Art required.

Required Qualifications:

University teaching experience (graduate instruction will be considered), a demonstrated record of accomplishment teaching foundations courses in 2D and 3D media, a professional exhibition record appropriate for the level of experience, and a portfolio of innovative artwork also required.

Online Application Required Documents

Required Documents:Curriculum Vita
Artist statement
Unofficial transcripts
Teaching Statement (See below)
Pdf 20 images personal work clearly labeled
Pdf 10-20 images student work clearly labeled

Professional References:

Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process. Letters of recommendation are required for this position. Number of References: 3 Cover Letter:A plain text cover letter is required.

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Additional Application Materials


Teaching statement should outline a coherent vision of how foundations education can be an important first step in preparing diverse students for careers as visual artists, art educators or designers.
The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.

Contact Information:

Attention: Your curriculum vita should not be sent to the contact below. The curriculum vita will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Contact:JoAnn Schnabel - JoAnn.Schnabel@uni.edu
Phone: 319-273-2077
Department URL: https://uni.edu/art/

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