In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
The Art Department at Westfield State University seeks applications for part-time, non-benefited, instructors. This particular job posting is for Sculpture 1 and Animation 2 for Fall 2023 and an 'Open Pool' position for Spring 2024. There are currently no available openings for Spring 2024, but when an opening occurs, the hiring manager will draw from the pool of applicants on file as needed.
The Part-Time Faculty Pool is open to qualified and competent experts, external to the University faculty who possess skills, education and experience in an academic and/or professional area. All part-time faculty are responsible for providing our students with a high-quality learning environment. Responsibilities include instruction in both traditional and non-traditional learning modes; instructional preparation; assessment of student performance, including submission of final grades in a timely fashion; availability to students by appointment when mutually convenient; course syllabus; a limited number of faculty meetings.
General Statement of Duties:
The Art Department seeks applications for part-time, non-benefited, faculty to teach courses to support our department's mission. We seek applications for part time faculty in Studio Art for fall 2023 and spring 2024.
COURSES AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2023:
Sculpture 1 on Tuesday and Thursday at 8:15a.m.-11:00a.m. and Animation 2 on Monday and Wednesday at 5:30p.m.-8:15 pm.
COURSES AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2024:
Studio Art Instructors to teach animation classes, illustration classes, drawing classes, design fundamentals, and along with other traditional fine art studio classes.
NOTE: We seek to develop a pool of instructors to fulfill possible future needs for the following courses
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Teach course(s) in specific discipline
Responsible for instructional preparation and assessment of student performance
Provide assistance to students by appointment
An earned Bachelor's Degree in Sculpture, Animation, Illustration or Studio Art; an MFA along with collegiate teaching experience preferred
A demonstrated commitment to promoting domestic diversity and/or global multiculturalism in the curriculum where appropriate.
EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position
APPLICANTS TO THESE POOLS WILL NOT HEAR BACK ON THEIR STATUS UNLESS AN OPENING OCCURS AND THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR DECIDES HE/SHE WISHES TO INTERVIEW THAT CANDIDATE TO POSSIBLY FILL THE NEW OPENING.
An online application is required. A complete application includes:
Unofficial copy of transcripts of highest degree
Statement of teaching philosophy with areas for continuing scholarship
Contact information for three reference letter providers**
* In your cover letter please include the ways in which you would advance diversity and inclusion in your classroom and at the university.
** Contact information for three reference letter providers should be completed on the reference form. Applicants that are using Interfolio for an existing confidential letter of recommendation should provide the Interfolio based email address (e.g. email@example.com).
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin May 10, 2023. The job will remain open until finalists have been selected.
Salary: For the majority of new employees, the minimum starting salary will apply. Specific salary for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining and state policies and procedures.
Disability Accommodations: Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Background Check: Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to complete an initial series of COVID vaccination (2 doses of Pfizer/Moderna or 1 dose of J&J) prior to coming to campus. Initial booster doses are strongly encouraged for everyone who is eligible. New employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources prior to onboarding. Employees who require a medical or religious exemption should email Tatyana Horne, Associate Director of Employee Benefits, Recognition & Transitions, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.