Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 12, 2018.
Tarleton State University, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrowâ™s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.
Responsibilities: 30% Teaching: Develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning.
20% Faculty Responsibility: Teach 15 hours per academic year. Attend official university functions for faculty. Participate in creative, scholarly, and research activities, as well as workshops. Maintain professional involvement in regional, national and system activities.
20% General Administration Responsibility: Direct and academic department comprising art, communications, music, and theatre. Manage the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center. Successfully prepare and manage departmental and Fine Arts Center budgets on an annual basis. Establish necessary policies and procedures for Department and Center. Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate faculty and staff within the academic unit and Center. Develop course schedules. Plan for and acquire capital assets and inventory. Coordinate special tasks, such as department self-studies, course and curriculum revision, and catalog updates. Serve on ad hoc special committees, as requested and when time permits. Collaborate with private business and public agencies in matters of mutual interest.
15% Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity: Demonstrate a record of ongoing research, scholarship or creative activity appropriate to your academic discipline.
5% Department Personnel Responsibility: Recruit and provide orientation for departmental personnel. Counsel personnel on university and when appropriate personal matters. Recommend personnel for committee assignments. Recommend personnel for tenure, promotions, and merit raises. Engage in strategic planning and institutional effectiveness. Coordinate curriculum development Represent the academic department by serving on university committees as requested.
5% Service: Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry; Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation. Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.
5% Student Responsibility: Lead the department in recruiting and orientation for transfer and freshman students. Facilitate degree planning for undergraduate students. Prepare and distribute brochures and other literature for the department, college, and university. Other duties as assigned.
Must possess a terminal degree relevant to at least one departmental program within Department of Fine Arts at Tarleton State University.
Faculty in the rank of assistant professor shall hold the earned doctorate or other terminal degree approved by the University and recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as appropriate to the academic area they serve. In addition, they shall have demonstrated ability in the discipline and show clear promise of teaching excellence as evidenced in evaluation by peers, department head, and college dean; demonstrate continuing scholarly contribution beyond that required for completion of the terminal degree; and document yearly progress of professional achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service. Teachers of record must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools credential standards which normally include a Masterâ™s degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitable approved justification.
Faculty in the rank of associate professor shall have demonstrated teaching excellence, scholarly/creative attainment, and professional achievement both within and outside the University. They shall hold the earned doctorate or terminal degree approved by the University and recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as appropriate to the academic area they serve and normally have completed at least seven years of college teaching and pertinent professional experience. Teachers of record must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools credential standards which normally include a Masterâ™s degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitable approved justification.
Final rank of appointment will be based on qualifications.
With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within five co...lleges—Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Recent additions to the Stephenville campus consist of a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs with classes in Waco, Midlothian and the Southwest Metroplex Center in Fort Worth. Tarleton offers a traditional, residential college experience with a lively campus atmosphere, intercollegiate athletics, dozens of student organizations and cultural attractions. Students benefit from the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction found at smaller, liberal arts institutions.
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