A full-time faculty position serving in the Department of Art & Design as well as the Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts is available beginning August 1, 2018, with the potential to begin mid-January, 2018, for the available candidate. We are seeking a broadly skilled individual to join these small, high-performing departments and contribute to both in relevant courses. Applicants who are energetic about holding high standards and developing high-caliber student portfolios are encouraged to apply.
Applicants may view examples of recent student work online:
Teach a variety of photography courses in the Department of Art & Design and other courses as needed Instruct any of a number of courses in the Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts. Instruction may include courses covering video production and directing, editing and post-production and other media courses as needed.
Supervision of the Great Plains Photography Contest in conjunction with the Office of Admissions and the Department of Art & Design. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the annual fall-semester non-student photography exhibit. Student workers, appropriate classes and other faculty may participate in the coordination and execution of both this exhibit and the photography contest.
As needed supervision of upper-level Art & Design directed or independent studies including senior exhibition, assistance with gallery duties and recruiting of visiting artists.
Envision and promote program expansion and development including assisting with recruiting efforts in conjunction with the Department of Admissions.
Academically advise students within, or interested in, the Department of Art & Design and/or the Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts.
Adhere to departmental standards and hold student artists to a professional bar of excellence.
As with all faculty members an intentional integration of Christian perspective within all aspects of the discipline, the advising of current students, the assisting in recruiting prospective students, and the participation in faculty committees.
Salary and rank will be determined by credentials and experience. The College provides a benefits package and a stipend for moving expenses.
Founded in 1887, Sterling College’s mission is to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. With over 700 students and 46 full-time faculty members, the campus community shares a vision to be recognized as the finest Christ-centered, servant-leadership-development-focused liberal arts experience in the Great Plains. Located in Sterling, Kansas, the College enjoys a cordial relationship with this city of 2,600. Hutchinson (pop. 40,000) is a 25-minute drive, and Wichita (pop. 300,000) is about 65 minutes away. Learn more about us at www.sterling.edu.
A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must undergo a background check. To view the list of items to be completed to apply for this position, please go to https://www.sterling.edu/employment and view the Photography & Media link. Materials are to be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the online application, candidates must submit a portfolio of at least 15 items of their personal work in photography, graphic design, web design, edited clips of audio/video or new-media work. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit examples of student work created under their instruction.
Portfolios of still images, video reels or other media examples must be submitted as either a downloadable link, portfolio link, or medium-res JPGs. Attachments should be less than 15MB in total if emailed. Please do not send CDs or DVDs of portfolios for review.
All SC employees are expected to demonstrate a strong and articulate Christian faith, to model and mentor students in servant leadership and in the integration of faith into life and learning. Specific requirements for this position include:
M.A. or M.S. required. M.F.A. preferred in photography, media studies, cinema/video production or other related fields. Specific area of degree is not as important as portfolio, exhibition/publishing record, and references revealing an excellence of instruction.
Active studio practice, exhibition experience and/or commercial application experience preferred.
Strong collaborative skills and leadership ability.
An understanding of an interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts, and an ability to work with faculty from diverse disciplines.
College teaching experience that demonstrates an understanding of the teaching/learning process preferred.
An understanding of undergraduate art students and an ability to relate well to them.
Willingness to serve on faculty committees when asked after an appropriate amount of time.
Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four year liberal arts college located in Sterling, Kansas.
Sterling College is a Christian liberal arts college, founded in 1887. With an enrollment of nearly 700, the College has increased enrollment over 30% in the past seven years and looks to continue this trend toward fulfillment of its long-term vision. Sterling is a member of the Council of Christ...ian Colleges and Universities and is accredited by Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Sterling College, in its employment practices, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, or national origin.