Core Studies Instructor

Posted on: July 11, 2016

The Department of Core Studies at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film is currently seeking a dynamic Part-time Faculty member to co-teach a 6-credit, year-long interdisciplinary foundations course called Core I.  In Core I students learn how to communicate ideas across a breadth of creative disciplines through drawing, 2D Design, 3D Design and 4D … (more)

General Education Adjunct Instructors

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film department of General Education seeks adjunct instructors for the following lecture courses:  Anthropology  Gender Studies  Philosophy—Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics (Fall 2016), Aesthetics, Modern and Postmodern Philosophy  Introduction to Psychology (Fall 2016)  World Religion Applicants must have prior teaching experience, at least 18 hours at the … (more)

Library Director

Posted on: May 24, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is a regionally and nationally accredited, non-profit, independent college of the visual arts located in Nashville, Tennessee (www.watkins.edu). Founded in 1886 as a community education resource, the college now offers BFA degrees in fine art, film, photography, graphic design and interior design; an MFA in film production; and … (more)


Posted on: March 25, 2016

CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR DESIGN Assistant/Associate Professor   Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is accepting applications for the Chair of the Department of Interior Design with a scheduled hire date of August 2016. Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is a regionally and nationally accredited, non-profit independent college of the visual arts … (more)

Interested in teaching with Community Education?

Watkins Community Education hires exceptional practicing artists to teach courses that encourage creative thinking through instruction in a variety of visual arts media. Teaching Artists guide students through a process of skill development (principles, basic concepts, specific vocabulary, and latest working techniques of the medium) and individual discovery (marked by inquiry and exploration). Teaching artists create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can feel comfortable taking risks and engaging in creative challenges. Key components of creating environments designed to support student learning include demonstrations, critical reflection, references to the work of both historical and contemporary artists, and hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art studios. Individual attention and small class sizes (5-15 students) encourage participation and dialogue.  If you feel this description fits who you are as a Teaching Artist then we would love to add you to our team!

Approximately four – five months before the start of a “term” (spring, summer, or fall) we will post a “Call for Course Proposals” and corresponding “Course Proposal Forms” to be filled out by interested instructors. You can download these forms by following the links below. Only those who complete the forms by the marked deadline will be considered to teach our courses. If you have questions about filling out the forms, please contact Anna McKeown, Interim Director of Community Education ([email protected]).

Current Opportunities:

Fall 2016 Course Proposals are due by June 13!

Fall 2016 Call for Proposals:  Please read this important information about teaching with CE before submitting a proposal.

Fall 2016 Course Proposal Form: For NEW teachers AND veteran teachers proposing NEW CLASSES.

Fall 2016 Veteran Proposal FormFor current teachers wanting to re-teach a current class.

There are currently no employment openings with our Community Education Department.

Please check back, as new openings will be posted here as soon as they arise.