Instructor, (New College & Honors) Arts and Creativity - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The University of Alabama’s New College invites applications for a Full-Time Instructor in the area of the Undergraduate Magazine Publication and Book Arts. We seek a hands-on instructor with at least two years of teaching experience at the college level, experience as advisor for a student magazine, or experience as instructor for a magazine design and production course, and expertise in Book Arts. This full-time instructor position begins January 2015 and is renewable based on funding availability and performance review. Candidates engaged in ongoing artistic practice will receive special consideration. Candidates must successfully have completed at least a Master’s level program relevant to their field of artistic practice or academic study. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant MFA or PhD (terminal degree) credentials.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the University’s New College, which is within the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. She or he will teach courses in the Honors College, which offers advanced courses to exceptional students (potentially including applied Book Arts courses or courses on elements of Book Arts practice) and in New College’s interdisciplinary program (potentially including a magazine publication course, seminars focusing on Book Arts, or a seminar on creativity). Required also is the ability to advise a diverse group of students with varied interests in print and digital media production, arts, and creativity, including students with interests in administration or project management of creative pursuits.

In your application materials, please include the following: (1) your understanding of and experience with ‘interdisciplinarity’, magazine production and Book Arts, and (and artistic practice, if applicable); (2) your teaching philosophy; and 3) a brief description of potential seminars you would like to teach.

New College is a dynamic, seminar-based program of interdisciplinary and integrative studies that was founded at The University of Alabama in 1971 to serve undergraduate students who pursue individualized programs of study. For faculty and students alike, the program provides an integrated liberal arts experience with access to the resources of a large, comprehensive research institution. New College has a long tradition of commitment to arts education and cross-cultural work and maintains good relations with partner departments across the university.

Honors College provides exceptional students with opportunities to thrive, in and out of the classroom. Founded in 2003, Honors embraces four pillars of the educational experience: Innovative Scholarship, Advanced Research, Civic Engagement and Cultural Interaction. Honors College seeks to educate the whole individual—in a way that celebrates individuality. UA’s Honors program provides the access and opportunity students need to make a difference in the world around them. Honors College embodies a commitment to diverse educational experiences.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, apply online at Please attach a cover letter, current vitae, and the names and email and telephone contact information of three references. List of references should be uploaded to the other document 3 tab. All application materials must be received by November 10, 2015. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit transcripts of all post-secondary education.

Please upload your understanding of and experience with ‘interdisciplinary’, magazine production and Book Arts to the “other document 1” tab. Your brief description of the potential seminars you would like to teach should be uploaded to the “other document 2” tab.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Writing
  • Journalism
  • Other Communications
  • Digital Media
  • University Presses
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter