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Assistant Teaching Professor of Art-Foundations and Intermedia

Ball State University

Last Updated: 9/28/22

Job Description

The School of Art at Ball State University has the unprecedented opportunity to hire in a cohort of new faculty for one-year, non-renewable positions. These hires are targeted towards those newly embarking on an academic career. They are meant to provide teaching experience beyond your institution of record and provide the next step towards your career goals. The committee service and community building expectations will further enhance your resume. There will be additional mentoring support for this cohort.

The School of Art seeks applicants for a full-time contract faculty, Assistant Teaching Professor of Art to teach a range of undergraduate courses within our Studio Art Foundations courses and a specialization within Intermedia. This is a non-tenure track, non-renewable, one year, full-time position.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Description: Ball State University has ample Faculty/Graduate housing, both furnished and unfurnished, for a reasonable fee. If you are interested in taking the next step in your academic career, please learn more about the opportunity below:

Our Foundation program includes 2D, 3D, 4D and Drawing. Foundations serves a wide range of studio and applied art disciplines. Ideal candidates will bring innovative pedagogy, a broad understanding of contemporary art and design and an interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative practices. Successful candidates will have the ability to incorporate digital tools into these courses and emphasize formal, technical, and conceptual skills.

The School of Art has a strong Studio Art program with disciplinary specializations in Metals, Ceramics, Glass, Sculpture, Intermedia, Photo, Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking. We value a diverse curriculum which represents and emphasizes voices that have been traditionally excluded. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to these principles and an approach that centers their teaching on inclusion, diversity, and belonging.

Faculty members are also expected to function as collaborative, innovative, inclusive and adaptive members of the College of Fine Arts community, both within and beyond one’s home unit. All College of Fine Arts faculty are expected to be quality teachers, productive in creative and/or scholarly work, engaged in public service activities, and contributors to the Ball State and Muncie communities and beyond.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach a range of Drawing courses within a Concentration Major.
  • Ability to teach within a minimum of 2 of the 4 following courses: 2D, 3D, 4D, Drawing.
  • Teaching responsibilities in Intermedia include introductory and intermediate courses in time-based encompassing moving image, video, installation, performance, and sound across analog and digital media. Applicants should be proficient in uses of time and technology to produce visual and sonic artworks that embrace both 2D and 3D approaches to art-making.
  • Expectations in Committee Service and Community at the Department level and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts degree by date of appointment. Personal studio practice in Intermedia and related exhibition record.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Practicing studio artist or designer with a record of increasing exhibition/scholarly activities. College level teaching experience. Interest/involvement with FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education).

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/30509.

Required documents in the “Applicant Documents” section of this application are:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • An inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.
  • Please upload under the “Portfolio” document a portfolio of no more than 20 samples of your current professional work and 10 examples of student work (labeled as such) saved as a single PDF (with links to time-based work).

The following documents are optional and may be uploaded:

  • A sample syllabus under the “Course Syllabi” document
  • A project sheet under the “Other” document
  • A teaching philosophy statement
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • Graduate transcript

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through May 18, 2022.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...