Adjunct - Art Appreciation

Kirkwood Community College

JOB GOAL:

To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions. Pay is $1294 per credit hour.

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: 
Kirkwood Community College's Arts & Humanities Department seeks a skilled enthusiastic individual to join our faculty to teach face to face at the Washington Regional Center for Fall 2024. The successful candidate will have strong knowledge base in their discipline and teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Primary duties will include teaching the assigned class, ART-101 Art Appreciation, and communicating with department staff, students, and faculty.

Times for the Fall term include Mon/Wed 7:45-9:15am August 27th – December 13th, 2024. THIS IS A FACE TO FACE CLASS on Kirkwood’s regional campus in Washington, Iowa.  

UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES: 

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions. 
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. 
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success. 
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence. 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be able and willing to deliver courses in variable delivery times, methods, and locations as required by the college.
  • Effectively organize, prepare, and teach assigned courses in accordance with established syllabi to students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Evaluate student performance and provide timely feedback on a regular basis.
  • Utilize the Kirkwood Learning Management System to post course syllabi and relevant documents and provide access to student grade book.
  • Participate in curriculum development, revision, and assessment activities at course, program, department, and college levels.
  • Maintain relationships with K12, transfer, and community and/or industry partners. 
  • Regularly engage in professional development activities and actively seek information about developing trends and ideas.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
  • Be able and willing to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as promote an environment that embraces differences, supports inclusion, and mitigates equity gaps.
  • Possess the ability to organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Prepare for, attend, and facilitate all classes and finals as scheduled.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the public.
  • Send or submit your course syllabi to the office staff at the beginning of each semester.
  • Check rosters to ensure that students in your section are registered for your section.
  • Respond to students and to their work in a civil and timely fashion.
  • Report midterm grades and final grades accurately and by the published deadlines.
  • Respond to staff and administrative communications about individual students.
  • Respond with data for the department assessment projects.
  • Attend to your Kirkwood email each weekday.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

Position involves sitting and/or standing most of the time in a studio setting.  Frequent (34-66%) repetitive motion, stooping, crouching, pushing, puling, carrying and exerting up to 10 pounds. Also frequent (34-66%) reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping. Constant (67-100%) talking, hearing and viewing various types of close work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters degree with 12 graduate credits in art, including an Art History survey course. 
  • College Teaching Experience preferred 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
  • Master of Arts in Art History or Master of Fine Arts degree
  • Ability to demonstrate successful teaching in a variety of styles.
  • Outstanding leadership, organizational and communication skills.  
EEO AA/STATEMENT:
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572,  Email: equity@Kirkwood.edu or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.   

WHY KIRKWOOD:
Kirkwood Community College prides itself on fostering a diverse workforce and values unique perspectives throughout its campus community. The college is a convenient, innovative, visionary educational leader striving to remain affordable and accessible. With more than 140 majors and programs, Kirkwood boasts 16,000 annual college-credit students while maintaining one of the lowest tuitions in the state. All degree-seeking students are eligible for federal financial aid and the college offers more than $3 million in scholarships each year to students from all walks of life.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   
 

Job Benefits:

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits.  Read more about them here

Job ID: 98158

Posted 25 days ago

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