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Instructor of Art in Painting

Birmingham-Southern College seeks candidates for a full-time Instructor of Art in Painting beginning fall 2015. Candidates should hold a Masters of Fine Arts degree and be a practicing studio artist with a national exhibition record. We are seeking an individual who possesses a technical facility and has knowledge and awareness of historical and contemporary themes in painting. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment and to working with colleagues to accomplish the overall goals for the Art and Art History Department and the College.

Teaching responsibilities include Two-Dimensional foundation courses, all levels of Painting, and upper-level courses according to need and capabilities. The successful candidate is expected to teach three courses each fall and spring term and one course during the four-week January term. Other responsibilities include advising and mentoring students, working with program development, and guiding the direction and future of the Painting program. Faculty members are expected to engage in continued scholarly and creative activity appropriate to their field.

Application Requirements:

  • MFA degree with emphasis in Painting
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • 20 images of professional work- include image identification list: title, medium, dimensions, and date
  • 20 images of student work- include image identification list: title, medium, dimensions, and date
  • Artist's statement
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Syllabi for a selection of courses taught

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit the listed materials electronically to:

Kevin Shook
Associate Professor
Chair, Art & Art History Department
Birmingham-Southern College
kshook@bsc.edu

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.


Instructor in Media and Film Studies

The Media and Film Studies Program at Birmingham-Southern College seeks an instructor in film and media studies, beginning fall of 2015. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a variety of video production and media studies classes, including introductory courses in media studies and video production, as well as advanced video production courses. The teaching load is three courses in the fall term, one course in the January term, and three courses in the spring term. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D., an M.F.A, or equivalent professional experience in media production. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience in producing for film and television. The incumbent will be expected to participate in service to the College, including student advising, as well as maintain an agenda of scholarly or creative activities.

Qualified applicants should submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. David Resha
Media and Film Studies Program
Birmingham-Southern College
Box 549028
Birmingham, AL 35254.

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.


Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology

Birmingham-Southern College is accepting applications for a one-year non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of cellular/molecular biology and genetics starting August 2015. Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory course in cell/molecular biology and also genetics, plus associated labs for a teaching load of three units (labs plus lectures) per semester, plus an intensive January course. Ph.D. required; teaching experience preferred. BSC is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our academic community.

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, BSC is a private undergraduate institution that has consistently been identified as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country for its academic quality and its value.  Enrollment during 2015-2016 is projected at over 1,300 undergraduates. BSC is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. For more on the college's talented faculty and students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.

Applications will be considered from now until the position is filled. Applicants should provide an introductory letter that includes the names of three references, a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Submit inquiries or application materials to (digital submissions accepted):

Dr. Scot Duncan
Chair, Department of Biology
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road, Box 549022
Birmingham, AL 35254
sduncan@bsc.edu

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.


Visiting Assistant Professor in Hinduism, Buddhism, or Islam

The Religion Department at Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a one year, full-time position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion in the area of Hinduism, Buddhism, or Islam to begin August 2015.  Birmingham-Southern College is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church and a sheltering institution of Phi Beta Kappa.  The College's curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research.  The teaching load is three classes per term and an intensive course during January.  Ability to teach a survey of Asian Religions is desirable.  ABD candidates are welcome, though candidates who have received their Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field by time of employment are preferred. 

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three reference letters.  The committee will begin screening applications in mid June 2015 and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.   Application materials should be sent electronically to religionsearch@bsc.edu. Questions about this position should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Amy Cottrill, at acottril@bsc.edu.

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.