Virginia Highlands Community College serves our community by providing quality and affordable education, training, and cultural activities through an array of flexible, diverse programs that enable community members to succeed today and in the future.
The faculty, staff, and stakeholders of Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) enjoy the privilege of serving the citizens of the commonwealth who reside in Washington County, western Smyth County, and the city of Bristol, VA. One of 23 institutions in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), VHCC is a beacon for educational opportunities, in view of Mt. Rogers and Whitetop Mountain at Exit 14 on Interstate 81 in Abingdon, VA. With a robust 54-year heritage, VHCC serves students in the service region through a Workforce Development Division, a Professional and Technical Studies Division, an Arts and Sciences Division, and a Nursing Division. VHCC awards credentials and continuing education courses as well as Associate of Applied Science degrees, Associate of Arts and Sciences degrees, certificates, and career studies certificates.
Instrumental to the overall culture of the college and the surrounding community is a long-standing tradition that places great value on the arts. At the collegeâ™s founding, visionary leaders at VHCC established institutional and academic priorities that have kept the college positioned to serve students who are passionate about musical, theatrical, and visual arts, including the Keyser-Aday Theater on campus. VHCC students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders thrive in the heart of a culture that celebrates artistic endeavors illustrated by the following examples: Barter Theatre (the State Theatre of Virginia), the William King Regional Arts Museum, the Virginia Highlands Festival, the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace, and the Arts Depot in Abingdon, VA; the Lincoln Theatre and the Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts in Marion, VA; and, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, the Rhythm and Roots Festival, and the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, VA.
In light of these distinctive qualities, VHCC is seeking a full-time faculty member who will teach art history and/or art appreciation courses in addition to representing the interests of the college and the students before numerous artistic communities in our service region. Intentionally, VHCC seeks to employee a full-time faculty member who will bring a diverse set of experiences and perspective to this service for students. This colleague will teach courses in art history/appreciation courses in a combination of seated and virtual delivery methods each semester, and the remaining workload credit hours will be dedicated to supporting the VHCC Arts Array initiative and conducting various liaison activities in the best interest of maintaining, promoting, and expanding the endeavors of the college within the regional arts communities. Given the rich artistic culture of VHCCâ™s institutional history and service area, an opportunity also exists for this colleague and the marketing team to develop an arts-college brand. More information regarding this exceptional job opportunity is provided below.
Teach day, evening, seated, hybrid, and virtual classes at on and off-campus locations
Actively promote program course development and data-responsive assessment
Represent the college at community activities to support the mission and vision of the college and serve as the primary college representative for the arts with all college stakeholders
Promote growth of the collegeâ™s role in the regional arts community
Partner with college colleagues, the division dean, and the VHCC Presidentâ™s Cabinet to develop relationships with all stakeholders for the purposes of promoting the arts
Actively promote arts relationships with all college stakeholders
Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.