Independence, KS - Independence Community College officially launched their national search for two members of the Fine Arts faculty on Wednesday with the job descriptions for both Professor of Visual Art and Professor of Technical Theatre available on their website and multiple public platforms. These positions are part of the rebranded Arts and Humanities Division, are full-time and tenure track, making them competitive and attractive to potential national and international candidates. The successful candidate will begin in each position in the Fall semester of the 2021-2022 academic year.

The posting for the Visual Art position seeks a candidate to lead the Art Program which has a long track record of success both locally with student exhibitions and in transfer success with students completing degrees in Art and Design from regional universities. Courses include drawing, painting, digital photography, 2D design, 3D design, and a portfolio capstone. The successful candidate will oversee Visual Art scholarships and partner with the English Department in the publishing of the ICC LitGuild’s literary supplement, Argo Navis, which features original student writing, artwork, and photography. 

The posting for the Technical Theatre position is the result of recent updates and a streamlining of the college’s Technical Theatre Arts degree track, over which the successful candidate will have responsibility. The course load will be split between the role of technical director for the William Inge Theatre and other performance spaces, alongside teaching duties including Introduction to Scenic Design, Introduction to Lighting and Sound Design, and Stagecraft courses. This position is a direct parallel to the Theatrical Performance track, which is run by Associate Professor of Theatre, Paul Molnar. Also in the job description is language pertaining to the opportunity to work collaboratively with fellow artists on the William Inge Theatre Festival as a member of the resident staff of the William Inge Center. 

Both of these positions are open until filled, and applications can be found under Employment Opportunities on the college website, www.indycc.edu. All inquiries should be directed to Stacey Wright with the Office of Human Resources. 

Independence Community College (ICC) is a two-year educational institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. First established in 1925 as grades 13 and 14 of the Independence public school system, Independence Community College legally separated from the school district as its own entity which began offering college courses in the fall of 1970. Currently, ICC’s educational and support programming includes 35 programs of study for Associate of Arts and/or Science degrees, 11 programs of study for Certificate completion,  Student Support Services, Upward Bound, men's and women's athletic programs and a variety of campus organizations and activities.

More information on the ICC Fine Arts Program is available at https://www.indycc.edu/areas-of-study/fine-arts/music.

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