Missouri State University Assistant Professor (Small Metals)-9 month appointment in Springfield, Missouri

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Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor (Small Metals)-9 month appointment

Work Location Springfield Campus

Department Art & Design

Pay Grade Unclassified

Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.

Faculty Appointment Type Tenure Track

Term (if applicable) 9 month

Begin Date of Appointment 08/01/2016

Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt

General Function

The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.

Description of Primary Duties

The Department of Art and Design at Missouri State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in small metals and jewelry. The appointee will teach 3 undergraduate and/or graduate level courses per semester (18 contact hours) in the Metals and Jewelry Area and in the Foundations program. Continued creative research in related areas is expected. The appointee will oversee the Metals studio and serve as Area Coordinator for the Metals and Jewelry program; Departmental responsibilities include involvement with program planning, assessment, curriculum development, student advisement, and participation in department governance. Will facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications

Candidates should have an MFA in Art (60 hours) or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant discipline; knowledge of a variety of traditional materials and techniques, and an engagement with contemporary technology such as CAD/CAM, NURBS modeling, and 3D printing.

Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm

Open Date 10/27/2016

Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)

Special Instructions to Applicants

First date of consideration is January 1, 2017. Review of the applicants will continue until the position is filled.

Submit a cover letter, academic vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, and an electronic portfolio, in PDF format of 10 MB or smaller, of up to 20 examples of creative work and up to 20 examples of student work; for time-based work, please provide specific functioning URLs. All applications must be completed on-line; no paper submissions will be accepted.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, JillPatterson@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20160109FTF

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/29591

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