Functional Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Art
Classification: Salaried - Exempt
Division: Eileen Hancock College of Liberal Arts and Education
Department: Communication and Fine Arts
Reports to: Department Chair
Primary Function: Teaching a combination of courses and serving as the program coordinator and director for Art.

Major Duties:

  • Teaching a combination of courses equivalent to 12-15 credit hours per week. (Studio classes meeting 5-6 hours per week are a four-credit load while non-studio, lecture courses—e.g., art history, or Introduction to Fine Arts—receive a three credit load);
  • Possible oversight and coordination of university art galleries, including student (direction of senior exhibition capstone projects) and outside exhibitions as part of teaching load;
  • Academic advising for students in Art major;
  • Curriculum development, program planning and assessment, and scheduling of courses and faculty, in collaboration with Art program and departmental faculty
  • Service on faculty committees;
  • Attendance at departmental meetings, university faculty meetings, LCU faculty conferences, and graduations;
  • Support of student life and campus activities (i.e., attendance at studio appreciation ceremonies, sponsorship of student group(s), etc.);
  • Attendance at daily chapel;
  • Maintaining regularly posted office hours (minimum of 10 hours per week); 
  • Maintain an ongoing record of excellence in scholarly/creative activity and contribution to the field through design work, publication/conference presentation, and/or exhibition as appropriate to the area of expertise;
  • Significant contribution to the growth of the program in Art through student recruiting, retention, and program innovation.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Be a committed and active member of the churches of Christ;
  • A willingness to uphold the values of Lubbock Christian University;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative practice;
  • Administrative experience and strong organizational skills;
  • Strong commitment to teaching/mentoring of undergraduate students, and to service;
  • Desire to develop and expand curriculum in program courses;
  • Willingness to collaborate with department faculty and staff;
  • Knowledge of contemporary theories and practices within the Art discipline.

Education and/or Experience:

  • MFA or PhD (depending upon field) in area of expertise, aligning with program offerings;
  • Two years experience teaching art at the undergraduate level (including teaching assistantships); for Art Education, three years of teaching in PreK-12 public schools;

Physical Requirements: 

While Performing the essential duties of this job, the employee will be required to do the following:

  • Be ambulatory around campus and in buildings.
  • Required to regularly sit and stand.
  • Frequently use wrist, hands and/or fingers to make small repetitive movements such as typing, distributing mail and picking up small objects.
  • Ability to talk frequently to convey detailed and/or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive verbal information.
  • Required to lift packages and/or move heavy objects, 50+lbs.