Program Chair of Art
Post University is seeking a Program Chair of Art to join our passionate team of faculty.
POST UNIVERSITY’S STORY:
Post University is a world class, non-traditional learning institution with over 100 years’ rich tradition in making career goals and aspirations become a reality for countless students from across the United States and over 40 different countries. Our growth history is based on retaining passionate professionals who treat students and each other with amazing service. Our business model is simple – “We Make It Personal!”, “ We CARE!”
The Post success story is based on our daily journey wherein each associate lives, thinks and behaves “outside the box” of traditional solutions or cultures. Post University is a family of the best and brightest trail blazers, inspired by our routine way of life – bold, disruptive and fun! We are singularly focused difference makers in the classroom, in the communities we serve, and the non-profit charities we support!
POSITION SUMMARY & SCOPE:
At Post University Associates are dynamic, professional educators. They skillfully engage with students through delivery of exceptional, personalized learning and student coaching experiences that add unique value in helping students fulfill their career goals. They provide wholehearted investment in students’ future through their caring time, talents, expertise and energy. This position shares equal accountability for each student’s success. Associates are a vital and valued part of our students’ learning experience and our Academic Affairs team.
The Program Chair (PC) of Art is a full-time faculty member who serves as the administrator for art and music disciplines. The key functions of this position are supporting academic excellence and student success through oversight of the Associate Faculty (AF), curriculum, course quality, assessment of student learning outcomes, and teaching. Program Chairs are accountable for program student retention and will ensure that AFs demonstrate CARE (Connect, Assess, Resolve, Excite), meet expectations for engagement, and adhere to university and department policies and procedures. The PC will collaborate with Instructional Design to ensure that courses are properly designed, contain current and engaging content, and are properly released each term. This 12-month position requires an on-campus presence at our Waterbury, CT campus.
Candidates must submit a resume artist and images (i.e. portfolio of their work) and an overview of their teaching philosophy
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and competencies required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Master of Fine Arts degree within a studio art discipline (painting, ceramics, or drawing) is required. Master of Education also preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience working in the field of study.
- Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience at the college/university level beyond teaching assistant level.
- Desire and ability to grow programs of study with innovative curriculum.
- Must be adept in the use and applications of instructional technology; experience teaching online.
- Passion for education and genuine interest in leading others and having the ability to deploy resources efficiently and effectively.
- Creative and interested in providing an outstanding learning experience for students; a clear student-focused approach.
- Experience using assessments to improve teaching or programs is a plus.
- Ability to perform scholarly activities appropriate for a teaching institution.
- Ability to accept and render constructive criticism in a professional manner.
- Ability to work both independently with little supervision and collaboratively in teams required; must be a team-focused leader with a positive attitude.
- Ability to shape the future of a regionally accredited career-focused educational institution.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook) software programs, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively are required.
- Manage all processes in the art studios (including equipment and supply procurement and maintenance, studio facility maintenance, and supervision of student lab aides).
- Manages the Associate Faculty pool including but not limited to hiring, mentoring, monitoring, evaluating, and disciplining to ensure quality delivery of all courses.
- Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the curricula; facilitates and monitors practice experience activities.
- Assess student learning outcomes for continuous improvement of the program
- In collaboration with the Director of General Education, prepares reports required by State and Federal government and regulatory agencies.
- In consultation with the Director of General Education, supplies the supporting offices with necessary information vital for the program’s maintenance and development such as marketing, admissions, financial aid, and the office of student information and records.
- Maintains general knowledge of degree requirements, and program and course transfer information.
- Works collaboratively with Main Campus Advising and Academic Success Counselors (ASCs) to advise and provide support and mentoring to students in order to ensure personal goals and academic requirements are met.
- Continuously searches for new and innovative ways to improve quality of academic offerings in the arts.
- Provides financial oversight and reviews budgets specifically related to the art studios and relevant course offerings.
- Participates in University governance activities.
- Assist with addressing and resolving grade appeals, grievances, or other administrative matters as warranted.
Course and Curriculum Development:
- Develops curricula in consultation with the Dean and Director of General Education to achieve the mission, goals and expected program outcomes.
- Ensures curricula is developed, implemented and revised to reflect relevant professional standard.
- Updates and revises course content and teaching methodology to ensure currency and relevance.
- Actively seeks ways to improve instruction quality.
- Maintains familiarity with current texts, electronic course materials, teaching aids and techniques relative to courses and recommend their adoption when appropriate.
- Collaborate with General Education Director with annual advisory board meetings as needed.
- The Program Chair will be expected to teach 6-8 courses within a calendar year. However, the teaching load may vary based on the level of activity in other areas of responsibility, and the Dean may approve a different teaching load at the recommendation of the Director of General Education.
- Participate in at least two university committees or as otherwise determined by the Director of General Education and Dean in the School of Arts & Sciences.
- Coordinate art field trips for students, both domestically and abroad.
- Coordinate annual student art exhibition.
- Advise art student club as appropriate.
- Maintain a professional involvement in their field of study.
- Other duties as assigned by Director of General Education in the School of Arts & Sciences, the Dean, or the office of Academic Affairs.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to fulfill the essential functions.
"Post University a great place for great minds to develop their careers, no matter what role you fulfill."
Donna, Post Employee for 25 years
You really build a strong relationship with each student, and their success becomes your success."
Caitlin, Academic Success Counselor
The work environment at Post is extremely positive and happy, and you have the opportunity to connect with your employees."
Gina, Post Management