Adjunct Instructor – Art History

Description of Job

Edgewood College is seeking an Adjunct Instructor to teach our introductory art history survey class, Art of the Western World (ART 126). ART126 is scheduled Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. August 19 – December 4, 2020. Non-art majors and art majors are enroll in this 100-level class. A teaching opportunity for an 8-week, accelerated, hybrid Monday evening course, and 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. every-other week beginning on October 12, 2020 may also be available.

Successful candidates will receive mentorship and support from full-time art history faculty, tenure and tenure-track art faculty, the art department, and College-wide faculty development resources. This includes assistance with converting to socially distant instructional modes if necessary. 


Adjunct Instructor will be responsible for providing quality instruction to students through well-prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress, and support of the academic success for students with accommodations. Adjunct Instructor will also teach assigned courses with willingness to transition to hybrid, online, or online-live if necessary.

  • Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons. Note preparation time will vary based on instructor experience in teaching course
  • Provide each student with clear course expectations, regular feedback, evaluations, and timelines through carefully written topical outlines and approved, standardized syllabus with course schedule
  • Provide interesting and relevant assignments, lectures, and active learning modules for students
  • Clearly and methodically demonstrate foundational art historical ideas, theories, and concepts to students in beginning levels of study
  • Suitably challenge, engage, serve, and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect
  • Complete regular and timely updates of progress and grades in Blackboard course management software online (training available), final grade submission through online system to the Registrar’s Office, academic alerts, learning assessments, and final portfolio assessments on a timely basis
  • Communicate with department chairs and leadership to provide necessary assessment and other materials as needed

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Master’s degree or MFA (or international equivalent) from an accredited institution in a related discipline preferred
  • Teaching experience strongly preferred

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent grasp of art historical and/or design theories and methodologies
  • Excellent writing skills with ability to introduce basic writing comprehension
  • Strong technical skills in presenting materials to the 21st century student

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply:  For full consideration, please submit the following application materials: letter of interest, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, sample of unique course assignments, and list of three professional references with contact information to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources - ARHS
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer