Tenure-Track Faculty in Jewelry/Metals / Employment
April 30, 2022
Organization Name: North Seattle College
Organization Location: Seattle, WA
North Seattle College is seeking a dynamic and collaborative individual for the tenure track position of Visual Arts Faculty with emphasis in Jewelry and Metalwork. The successful candidate will lead North’s highly regarded Jewelry program and teach other art courses depending upon background, expertise, and needs of the department. A maximum teaching assignment is three classes per quarter (Fall, Winter, Spring) with the opportunity to teach summer quarter.
Master’s degree in Fine Arts or a studio-focused bachelor’s degree combined with advanced research, teaching, and studio experience.
Experience teaching courses in jewelry, metalsmithing, and any other studio-based visual art(s) or art history. This includes creating course content that teaches both skill-building and technical understanding in addition to conceptual thinking around art making. Teaching experience should include classroom management that builds a community of supported learners in both in-person and online environments.
Experience using a Learning Management System (such as Canvas, Blackboard, or other) to provide online instruction or to support in-person instruction.
Experience researching and developing curriculum and course materials that center sustainability and cultural diversity to engage persons from all backgrounds (racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, and physical and learning abilities) including students for whom English is not a first language.
Experience researching and developing student-centered, project-based curricular materials that incorporate equitable pedagogy (including student- and instructor-led critiques) and written and verbal assessment of student work.
Program and Studio Management
Experience managing and maintaining a jewelry and small-scale metals studio including teaching others how to safely operate studio equipment, tools, and materials (including management of hazardous materials) related to fabrication, stone setting, small-scale metal casting, and mold-making techniques. Collaborate with district Health and Safety team in managing state and federal regulations that apply to the studio.
Experience with program development and management within education or other settings including grant writing, supervisory tasks, and advising and mentoring of constituents.
Ability to research and stay current with industry trends to evaluate and assess how trends and technologies may be incorporated into a program.
Active Studio Practice
Demonstrated active studio practice and exhibition record in jewelry and/or small-scale metalsmithing that conveys a mastery of craft within a strong conceptual framework.