AFA Art Instructor - 9 Months

AFA Art Instructor - 9 Months


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Winterville, NC


Depends upon Qualifications


FT Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, February 22, 2019
Closes: Monday, April 1, 2019

Target Start Date

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Department Chair, Fine Art Program

Employment Type

FT Position, 9 Month Contract

Minimum Qualifications

A MFA or MA in Studio Art and a minimum of three years of teaching experience. The additional qualification of having 18 credit hours of graduate Art History is beneficial.


Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a variety of types of office and audio-visual equipment including computer, copier, calculator, audio-visual equipment, graphic arts equipment and supplies, etc.  Must be physically able to exert up to twenty-five pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work;  position requires walking, standing, stooping, reaching, crouching, fingering, etc. for extended periods of time.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of approximately fifty pounds.
Data Conception:   Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.
Interpersonal Communication:   Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes the giving of instructions to students.  Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor.
Language Ability:   Requires the ability to read a variety of documents, reports, and various books such as various manuals, PCC handbook and catalog, various texts, etc...  Requires the ability to prepare various documents and reports such as lesson plans, grade/evaluation reports, attendance report, student learning outcomes, program learning outcomes grading rubrics, etc., using the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.  Requires the ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, subordinates, other PCC personnel, etc. with poise, voice control, and confidence.  Requires the ability to be conversant in the theory, principles, and methods of effective and persuasive speaking, voice and diction, phonetics, and discussion and debate.
Intelligence:   Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form.  Must be able to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Requires the ability to apply rational systems such as education (teaching), fine art, etc., in order to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.
Verbal Aptitude:   Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.  Must be able to instruct others via effective verbal communication.
Numerical Aptitude:   Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers; determine percentages and decimals; and determine time and weight.
Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.
Motor Coordination:   Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in utilizing automated office, audio-visual, and graphic arts equipment, etc. 
Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have high levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination:   Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament:   Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.   Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.
Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)

Preferred Qualifications

See Minimum Qualifications

Position Description

Under limited supervision, instructs students in Fine Art courses, performs related administrative and recordkeeping duties.  Interacts with and assists students in various areas.  Assists with general departmental administrative functions.

Accepts and teaches classes based on varied schedules (morning, afternoon, evening and weekends) to accommodate diverse student needs assigned by designated supervisor. Prepares and delivers instruction to students of assigned courses in Fine Art curriculum. This position has a specific focus on the foundational art courses:  2-D Design, 3-D Design and Drawing I and II. Aids in the development of curricula, including individual course syllabi, course schedules and grading rubrics. Revises and updates course content and materials of instruction in accordance with new theory, application, and industry developments within the discipline or area of specialization.
Performs related administrative and recordkeeping duties such as, but not limited to: preparing assignments, maintaining student attendance records, evaluating student performance, providing regular and timely feedback to students, and assigning grades that are consistent with the developed course grading rubrics. Works with colleagues to select appropriate textbooks for departmental adoptions, and abides by departmental decisions for textbooks. Assists in assessing student learning outcomes and program learning outcomes and to achieving the Fine Art programs performance measures.
Designs and maintains an active learning environment. Assist with maintaining facilities. Operates, utilizes, and maintains various types of equipment and supplies including but not limited to: computers, copier, audio-visual equipment, power tools, kilns, acetylene torches, laser cutters, 3-D printers, etc... Ensures that equipment is in proper working order. Alerts the appropriate party in the event equipment or the facilities need repair.
Performs various student-related duties including advising students, assisting students with class registration, counseling with students, assisting students with career and study skills, providing help with job placement and contacts, etc.  Completes various student forms such as withdrawals, registration, drop/add, change of major, etc... Participates in the colleges' institutional effectiveness program including the preparation and evaluations of Student Educational Plans.
Performs the programing of exhibitions in the Goess Student Center of student, faculty and community artwork. Assists with the creation of exhibition materials and the promotion of the events. Assists with the installation/de-installation and transportation of exhibition supplies and of the artwork itself. Assists with the reservation of space, preparation for receptions and reception clean-up.

Accepts and participates in the service mission of the college, by participating in college events and serving on a variety of committees. Demonstrates a sensitivity toward and respect for the many diversities represented in the student population, colleagues and local community.

Actively pursues and participates in professional development activities to enhance skills in various modes of instruction and knowledge of learning. Accepts and participates in the necessary training to offer courses via varied delivery methods such as distance learning. Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through the PCC Human Resources department. Remains active in professional organizations and activities. 
Performs other duties as required.

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