Studio Art Faculty (Fall 2023)

Pellissippi State Community College   Knoxville, TN   Full-time
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Title: Studio Art Faculty (Fall 2023)

 Department: Liberal Arts

 Number of Positions: 1

Position #: 356740

Type of Appointment: Full-Time Tenure Track

FLSA Status: Exempt

Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application: Resume, transcripts and three professional references.

Reference check requirements: Non-supervisory roles: three (3) current or former supervisors

Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references


5 days a week; 37.5 hours per week; meetings as needed; travel to multiple campuses; night or weekend classes; alternative delivery of classes (e.g., web, web-hybrid, cohort, accelerated); no guarantee of summer sections 

JOB OBJECTIVE:            

To teach and develop Studio Art courses while furthering the goals of the program, department, college, and community college system.


65%   A.  TEACHING:  Develop and teach Studio Art courses to a diverse student population using both traditional and alternative delivery formats (hybrid, web, cohort, accelerated). Prepare course syllabi, course materials, evaluate student learning, and maintain class records. Primary courses will include Painting: Observation and Color, Painting: Methods and Materials, Foundations I, Drawing I, Drawing II, as well as Special Topics courses in 2D media with an emphasis in color, narrative, etc. Additional courses may include Basic Printmaking, Watercolor, and Life Drawing. Willingness and potential to teach Art History Survey I and II both in the classroom and/or online preferred.

20%   B.  SERVICE/OUTREACH:  Participate in program/curriculum development and assessment, student advising, department meetings, and college boards and committees. Contribute to the general oversight and maintenance of related equipment and facilities. Perform related duties as assigned.

15%   C.  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:  Participate in continuing professional development to improve teaching, evaluation of student learning and classroom technique.

Note:  The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.


Marginal tasks performed include the operation of standard office equipment such as computer and copy machines.


A. Completed Master of Fine Arts degree in traditional 2-D concentration, with at least 18 graduate hours in painting and/or drawing from a regionally accredited institution.

B. Minimum one-year related teaching experience at the postsecondary level

C. Understanding and acceptance of the comprehensive community college philosophy.

D.  Practicing professional in their field with credible exhibition experience.


A.    Experience teaching and/or ability to teach beginning and advanced painting (knowledge of both oils and acrylics)

B.    Experience teaching and/or ability to teach beginning and advanced drawing and associated media

C.    Experience teaching and/or ability to teach 2-D design and color theory with associated media

D.    Experience teaching and/or ability to teach art history survey courses preferred

E.    Experience in planning, installing, and marketing exhibitions desirable

F.    Basic supervisory or support/mentor experience desirable

G.    Experience using multiple teaching formats, including web-based and traditional on-campus modalities preferred

H. Experience teaching in a community college preferred

I.  Ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships

J.  Able to engage in the College’s mission and values.


Candidates should be prepared to teach at any of the college’s five campuses, or online as needed.  Travel between sites may be required.


Some use of telephone, computer equipment, overhead projector, fax machines and other standard office equipment is required.  Facility with computer communication systems, learning management systems, and visual aid production a must. Hand and power tools required for courses taught including but not limited to skill and circular saw, nail gun, power stapler, etc. as well as basic non-power tools such as stretcher pliers, hammers, pliers, screw drivers, etc.

Full-time Employment Benefits:

 • Insurance Options Health, dental, vision, life, short/long-term disability, FSA/HSA Wellness Incentive Program, if  enrolled in health plan

 • Educational Assistance Fee Waiver Spouse/Dependent discounts Audit/Non-Credit Reimbursement Program

 • Employee Assistance Program

• Retirement options Tennessee traditional pension plan option (TCRS) 401k with $50 company match/457/403b

• Employee Discount program with over 900+companies

• 13 Paid Holidays/Year Includes paid days off the last week of December

• Sick Leave Bank

 • Longevity Pay

• Many opportunities for professional development

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at

If you are interested in this position, click on the link to the left to apply.



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Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville, TN