Adjunct Instructor - Glass
Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Posted in Education and Training

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To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions. The position begins on August 8, 2022. GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for teaching one Introduction to Glass course, and providing 20-25 hours a week of student monitoring and instructional support in the Glass Studios. The candidate will also have access to the glass studio facilities (which include furnaces, annealers, fusing and casting kilns, benches, lathe, lapidary wheels and belt sander) to create their personal work (outside of student lab times), and a Gallery Show or installation during summer 2023 in the Kirkwood Iowa Hall Art Gallery. UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence. Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions. Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success. Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide effective instruction in the Introduction to Glass course including creating the syllabus, course schedule, and ensuring that students meet required class outcomes.
  • Provide instructional support to students working in the glass studio spaces during scheduled student times. This includes answering questions, providing guidance, and ensuring safety requirements are adhered to.
  • Collaborate with the full-time glass faculty member on supporting student needs, and with the 3D studio technician on equipment maintenance and safety measures.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
    • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
    • Ability to work efficiently with the full-time glass faculty member, ceramics faculty, and studio technicians.
    • Ability to instruct students in the art of glass- hot, warm, and cold working techniques.
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
    • Provide a positive and collaborative learning environment for students.
    • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.

    The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

    Position involves working in a classroom setting. Occasional (10-33%) sitting, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) standing, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    MA or MFA in Glass, or related area with significant glass experience PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
  • Experience in an education setting is preferred
  • Experience in implementing and ensuring safety standards are met.

  • EEO AA/STATEMENT: Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email:

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