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MFA Program Director/Low Residency Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts

Company: TC Industries Of Canada Company
Location: Santa Fe
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

MFA Program Director/Low Residency Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts

Santa Fe, NM • Studio Arts

Summary of Responsibilities: The Director of the Low Residency MFA Program in Studio Arts is a designated faculty administrator and is classified as a STAFF position. The Director of the Low Residency MFA Program Director in collaboration with Academic Dean will take the lead in the development, oversight and instruction of the MFA in the Studio Arts graduate program. In addition, Director will actively participate in the development of the MFA in Studio Arts curriculum and student learning assessment. The incumbent will perform the duties, responsibilities, and requirements of the position outlined in the Essential Functions, and will support IAIA’s mission, vision and core values.

Essential Functions:

• Oversee the Low Residency Program in Studio Arts curriculum delivery.

• Identify, hire and supervise mentors/faculty, and visiting artists, and graduate assistant(s)

• Recruit students in collaboration with the IAIA Office of Admissions.

• In collaboration with Dean and one other faculty member, Review MFA applicants and select students.

• Working with the IAIA Office of Institutional Advancement, Identify and secure scholarships from donors

• Create and lead committee to review and award MFA scholarships.

• Create marketing materials and ensure timely distribution of material.

• Create website content and keep web information updated.

• Represent MFA program locally and nationally.

• Organize twice yearly residencies for faculty and students.

• Organize annual graduate residency and help coordinate graduation activities for MFA graduates.

• Lead program assessment and write assessment reports.

• Respond to all graduate student issues and concerns in a timely manner

• Maintain ongoing professional practices and demonstrate a recognized standing in the Studio Arts profession.

• Participate in educational and professional activities within the Institute.

• Provide students with proficient advising in the Low Residency Program in Studio Arts.

• Provide guidance and information on career opportunities for MFA students.

• Provide 40 hours per week of campus/office time.

• Participate in assigned committee work and meetings.

• Lead curriculum development for the MFA Program.

• Participate in accreditation activities.

• Participate in all required activities during in-service periods.

• Ensure availability of adequate facilities for the MFA Program and the online delivery of required courses.

• Collaborate with related departments.

• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Required Education:

Requires MFA with recent and relevant Studio Arts teaching experience at the college level. Strong experience teaching online and with online teaching systems is a necessity. Incumbent must demonstrate a high level of professional achievement. Must demonstrate an on-going track record in Studio Arts creative practice, including exhibitions, workshops, scholarly publications, community outreach. Must have a satisfactory background check. Experience with American Indian and Alaska Native artists and cultures highly desirable.

Required Competencies (Skills/Knowledge and Abilities):

• Possess comprehensive knowledge of Studio Art practices.

• Possess excellent and proven communication and problem-solving skills as they relate to supervisory responsibilities.

• Knowledge of best practices for Studio Art education.

• Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels and with all peoples and groups.

• Proven ability to interact and work successfully with faculty, students, and staff as related to job responsibilities.

• Demonstrated ability and willingness to support Program goals and objectives and take a leadership role in further developing strategic goals of the Low Residency MFA Program in Studio Arts.

• Demonstrated ability to guide and facilitate students through a process of knowledge and skill building.

• Demonstrated sensitivity towards Native American and an ability to motivate and teach students from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

• Demonstrated commitment to working in a shared governance environment.

• Adherence to appropriate professional standards of conduct and ethics, including:

o integrity, and honesty

o compliance with directives

o cooperate and work respectfully with others

o participate in meetings as required

• Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changes in the work environment.

• Ability and skill to demonstrate a pleasant, courteous, and professional demeanor and presence at all times.

• Ability to be a self-starter and highly self-motivated to support and improve the MFA in Studio Art program goals.

• Ability to respond to requests in a timely manner.

• Possess excellent communication skills using the spoken and written word.

• Ability to work with moderate supervision, to begin assignments independently (or as assigned), and to bring assignments to conclusion on a timely basis.

• Demonstrate compliance with all applicable and essential IAIA policies, processes and/or procedures.

• Ability to perform other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

• Ability to use on-line learning platforms.

• Ability to effectively use a computer for extended periods of time.

• Ability to instruct for extended periods of times, in a classroom environment or online platform.

• Effective communication skills using the spoken and written word to a wide range of audiences, but in particular to college students, faculty, and visitors.

• Ability to see, view, and review a wide range of relevant academic information.

• May be asked by the Dean to perform other duties.

• Performance evaluation will be assessed on program results as described herein.

• The Dean in conjunction with the Director of the Low Residency Program in Studio Arts, reserves the right to revise this job description at any time, with or without notice.

• The job description is not a contract for employment.

Keywords: TC Industries Of Canada Company, Santa Fe , MFA Program Director/Low Residency Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, Other , Santa Fe, New Mexico

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