• Instructor/Assistant Professor of Art - Cartersville Campus

    Georgia Highlands College
    Job Description
    Instructor/Assistant Professor of Art - Cartersville Campus

    Job ID: 257511

    Location: GHC - Cartersville Instr. Site

    Full/Part Time: Full Time

    Regular/Temporary: Regular

    About Us

    Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, and Dallas. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor's degree options both in the classroom and online.

    We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees.

    Job Summary

    This is a faculty position in a multi-site college in the University System of Georgia. This position is regular full-time, tenure-track, and benefits eligible. The faculty member's primary responsibilities are preparing for and delivering excellent instruction as well as providing academic advising and service to the college.

    This position is at GHC Cartersville Campus.

    This position reports to the Division Chair in the School of Humanities.


    • Is responsible to understand, support, and carry out the college's mission, vision, and values and comply with mandates and regulations of government and accrediting bodies.
    • Teaches 30 credit hours or equivalent per year as assigned (day, evening or weekend) at one or more of the Georgia Highlands College locations and/or online. Dual Enrollment and studio classes may require additional locations.
    • Teaches appropriate laboratory sections (if required) as assigned and assists with the preparation of materials and exams as needed
    • Maintains timely and proper communication with students, faculty, and staff of the college via phone, email and other electronic means
    • Manages courses through systematic use of appropriate syllabi and accurate, professional records of students' class performance, attendance and grades
    • Announces and keeps regular office hours (8-10 hours per week) that are dedicated to assist students requesting help
    • Adopts and implements common course objectives as prescribed by the division and the discipline
    • Offers professional assistance in curriculum development, review and instructional materials
    • Maintains involved and knowledgeable participation in academic advising of students
    • Participates in extended work of the college through acceptance and pursuit of assignments to committees of the college or faculty, student organizations, and attends division meetings, full faculty meetings, town hall meetings, required training, and graduation
    • Creates and advises student organization(s) as assigned
    • Attends divisional and full faculty meetings, town hall meetings, in-service training, and graduation
    • Engages in functions of evidence-based academic and program assessment, as required for accreditation, college compliance and continuous review and improvement of student learning outcomes
    • Demonstrates meaningful service to the community and to the profession
    • Pursues continued professional development in teaching areas, technological applications for the classroom, and innovations and enhancements in teaching and learning
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications

    • Master's degree in a course of study related to the specific occupational field/discipline and one (1) to four (4) years related experience in higher education.
    • Educational requirement is determined by the faculty level
    • Master's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field of Visual Art or Graphic Design, with 18 graduate-level hours in the teaching discipline.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Technology skills appropriate to the job duties (Adobe Suite, other Graphic Design programs or software)
    • Art instruction in a studio setting
    • Demonstrated ability to teach foundation and intermediate graphic design courses;
    • Two (2) of more years of full-time teaching experience;
    • Strong understanding of graphic design history, theory, and contemporary practice

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Demonstrated ability to teach foundation and intermediate graphic design courses
    • Two or more years of full-time teaching experience
    • Strong understanding of graphic design history, theory, and contemporary practice

    Proposed Salary


    Required Documents to Attach

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Attach unofficial transcripts with your application. Official transcripts will be required upon offer of employment.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • Knowledge of Board of Regents policies
    • Knowledge of University System of Georgia policies
    • Knowledge of institutional policies and procedures
    • Knowledge of course scheduling procedures
    • Knowledge of college human resource policies
    • Skill in the preparation of clear and accurate reports
    • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions
    • Skill in oral and written communication
    • Skill in technology skills appropriate to the job duties
    • Ability to use D2L
    • Ability to demonstrate competence and high-quality teaching of courses in required discipline
    • Ability to create and maintain a collegial environment that promotes student learning
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Ability to work with a diverse population

    Apply Before Date

    Application Deadline: May 31, 2023

    Contact Information

    For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources by email at mailto: jobs@highlands.edu?subject=Job%20Opening%20Questions

    For technical support, please contact the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or mailto: oneusgsupport@usg.edu?subject=Job%20Opening%20Questions

    Conditions of Employment

    Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Georgia Highlands College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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