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Art Instructor

Posted: 03/29/2021

INNESOTA STATE

RIDGEWATER COLLEGE 
Art Instructor
Willmar campus or Hutchinson campus as determined by the assignment majority at the time of hire. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Instruct a variety art courses using varied delivery modes
  • Participate in assessment of student academic achievement at classroom, department, and college level
  • Participate in the larger college community through a variety of activities (e.g., curriculum development, service on committees, student life, etc.)
  • Some travel is necessary (as needed)
  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education Requirement
Master's degree with a major in fine arts or Master's degree in any discipline/field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits (27 graduate quarter credits) in Art.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Two years of teaching experience; preferably at a community college
  • Experience with course construction, curriculum development and classroom management
  • Experience using D2L or other learning management systems
  • Experience with online teaching and/or learning
  • Experience working with a diverse student population
Application Procedure Applicants must include:
  • Online Employment Application
  • Resume/Vitae
  • Letter of Interest addressing the position qualifications
  • Unofficial copy of college transcripts (official will be required upon hire)
  • A list of three professional references with contact information 
ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH DEADLINE DATE OF APRIL 30TH, 2021
 
For further information please contact Jane Bohlsen jane.bohlsen@ridgewater.edu or 320-222-6075.
  
RIDGEWATER COLLEGE INSTITUTION INFORMATION:
 
EQUITY STATEMENT: Ridgewater College is committed to providing welcoming and inclusive campuses that value and respect the unique experiences, needs and contributions of individuals and groups from every background and identity to ensure that each student, employee and community member has a genuine opportunity for participation and success.  
VISION: Ridgewater College is a student-centered educational leader focused on innovation, excellence and affordability. 
MISSION: Ridgewater College empowers diverse learners to reach their full potential and enrich their lives through personalized and relevant education in an accessible, supportive, and inclusive environment. 
GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
  • Enterprising - We are future-focused, and change-oriented, developing creative solutions to challenges that maximize our institutional, system and local resources.
  • Empowerment – We develop and empower employees to make decisions to best serve students and stakeholders.
  • Excellence – We strive to exceed expectations in all that we do.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – We seek to understand and appreciate the needs and experiences of every individual and actively work to provide genuine opportunities for everyone to succeed and participate in college activities and processes.
  • Trust and Respect – We are committed to developing a culture based in processes and behavior that create trust and respect among all stakeholders.
  • Collaboration – We connect and work together to achieve common goals while respecting needs and interests of stakeholders.
  • Curiosity and Creativity – We constantly strive to understand, learn, change, and improve.
  • Accountability – As individuals and groups, we willingly accept and take ownership of our successes and failures.

RIDGEWATER’S COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND INCLUSION:
https://www.ridgewater.edu/news/ridgewaters-commitment-to-equity-and-inclusion/ 

DIVERSITY AND EQUITY PLAN:
https://www.ridgewater.edu/about/college-governance/diversity-equity/

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

NOTICE: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law.
As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. 
The employee should demonstrate a knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations.
All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment.  For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1- or 1-800-627-3529. 
 
Ridgewater College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
A MEMBER OF THE MINNESOTA STATE SYSTEM
A Member of HERC Higher Education Recruitment Consortium www.uppermidwestherc.org