Instructors - Foundations (Part-time Semester)

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7103713 (Ref.No. BSU31702)
Posted: June 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The School of Art seeks part time semester instructors to teach in our first-year Foundations program, which includes Drawing Studio, 2D, 3D, and 4D Foundations. Foundations serves a wide range of studio and applied art disciplines. Successful candidates may be hired to teach between one and three courses. Course development support and pedagogical mentoring will be offered. The School of Art values a diverse curriculum which represents and emphasizes voices that have been traditionally excluded from art and design education. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to these principles and an approach that centers their teaching on inclusion.

The School of Art seeks part time semester instructors to teach in our first-year Foundations program, which includes Drawing Studio, 2D, 3D, and 4D Foundations. Foundations serves a wide range of studio and applied art disciplines. Successful candidates may be hired to teach between one and three courses. Course development support and pedagogical mentoring will be offered. The School of Art values a diverse curriculum which represents and emphasizes voices that have been traditionally excluded from art and design education. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to these principles and an approach that centers their teaching on inclusion.

The School of Art at Ball State has thirty-three full-time faculty and offers state-of-the-art facilities serving over 550 undergraduate majors as well as a graduate program. Programs at the BA, BS, BFA, and MFA levels include animation, art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, glass, graphic arts management, intermedia art, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and visual communication (graphic design). Housed in the Art and Journalism building, School of Art students enjoy over 57,000 square feet of world-class facilities, a nationally ranked animation program, The Ned and Gloria Griner Gallery, and the Glick Center for Glass. Students and faculty work closely with David Owsley Museum of Art on campus, among the finest university art collections in the nation. Ball State University is accredited by the National Association for Schools of Art and Design.

Job Function:

The School of Art seeks part time semester instructors to teach in our first-year Foundations program, which includes Drawing Studio, 2D, 3D, and 4D Foundations. Foundations serves a wide range of studio and applied art disciplines. Successful candidates may be hired to teach between one and three courses. Course development support and pedagogical mentoring will be offered. The School of Art values a diverse curriculum which represents and emphasizes voices that have been traditionally excluded from art and design education. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to these principles and an approach that centers their teaching on inclusion.

Minimum Experience:

Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in Art from an accredited college or university completed by start of appointment. Experience teaching at the college or university level.

Preferred Experience:

M.F.A. from an accredited college or university by start of appointment. Experience teaching at the college of university level beyond graduate assistantships. Evidence of scholarly publications and activities.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.