Assistant Professor of Digital or Graphic Design

Location
Kentucky, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant Professor of Digital or Graphic Design

Position Number: F00232P
Position Type: Faculty
Position Category:
Driver Classification: Non Driver
City: Richmond
Division: Academic Affairs/Provost
Department: College of Letters, Arts & Soc Sci
Unit: Art and Design
Contact Person: Ida Kumoji- Ankrah
Funding Source: Institutional

About the College/Department:
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment in which intellectual creativity and diversity thrives.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.

EKU is dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.


Position Summary:
The Institute for Creative and Collaborative Arts: Art, Communication, Music, and Design at Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in digital design or graphic design beginning in August of 2021. The Institute seeks a dynamic and innovative individual in Art and Design. The candidate will teach in a comprehensive undergraduate BFA and BS degree programs. We are looking for candidates who wish to participate in a collaborative community that fosters independent thought and creativity, embraces the diversity of cultural expression, and cultivates excellence in the making and understanding of Arts. Teaching responsibilities will include Digital Design as well as introductory to upper-level courses in Graphic Design, foundations and General Education courses. All faculty teach courses in both their areas of expertise and courses that meet the needs of our Art and Design degree program and general education curriculum. Faculty at the Institute work collaboratively across campus, embrace experiential learning, and seek vital connections at the intersection of theory and practice.
Responsibilities
  • The successful candidate will teach Digital Design as well as introductory to upper-level courses in Graphic Design, foundations and General Education courses.
  • The successful candidate is required to provide leadership in the foundations program with responsibilities for area development, oversight of area maintenance, and tech support staff.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a critical understanding of communication problem solving, innovative conceptual and strategic thinking, comprehensive typography, design theory, media technology, aesthetic execution, design process, and historical/contemporary trends.
  • Curriculum development of courses at the department level
  • Continued engagement in professional /scholarly activity
  • Service and outreach - departmental, college and university committees and initiatives including advising of students, and community engagement.
  • The candidate should have the ability to adapt to technological and philosophical shifts in studio instruction and have the capability to modify courses when needed to meet such shifts.


    Minimum Qualifications:
    • MFA in Digital Design, Graphic Design, Visual Communication Design, Digital Media & Design, or relevant digital media design discipline from an accredited or internationally recognized institution.
    • Graduate Assistant teaching experience
    • Evidence of an active scholarly and/or design practice.
    • Potential for ongoing effective teaching, service, and scholarship/ creative activity
    • Fluency and versatility with current industry standard software and technology.
    • Competent in using Adobe Creative Cloud Software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere, Animate etc.)
    • Competent in using 3D Digital Modeling software - Rhino, Fusion 360, Blender, etc. (willingness to learn and integrate into program)
    • Competent in developing or teaching online courses


    Desired Qualifications:
    • Two or more years full time teaching experience from introductory through advanced courses.
    • Professionally active with a record of creative achievement that may include: commissions, peer-reviewed recognition, conference presentations or publications
    • Curriculum development of courses at the department and college level
    • Experience with emerging digital technologies as they relate to the creative process and professional practice of and Digital Media, Graphic and Digital Design
    • Previous experience with an online course system (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, Sakai, Moodle) preferred
    • Prior e-learning and learning management system (LMS) experience


    Posting Number: F00232P
    Number of Vacancies: 1
    Job Open Date: 03/30/2021
    Application Review Date: 05/01/2021
    Job Close Date:
    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions Summary:
    Applicants must apply online through Eastern Kentucky University’s Human Resources.
    Complete online applications must include:
    Letter of application
    Curriculum vitae
    Copies of official academic transcripts, originals will be requested from finalists
    Three confidential letters of reference should be sent under separate cover to David.Mohallatee@eku.edu Review of applications will begin April 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
    Artist or Design statement
    Teaching philosophy
    20 samples of personal work
    (PDF - max. size 10MB). Creative work should be uploaded either entirely in PDF form, or via embedded URLs in a PDF. The portfolio may contain up to 20 pages, each page containing documentation for each work. This may include video links and sound files with clearly marked viewing times and conditions if applicable. For each work/page, please include description, name, title, date, duration, size, links (when applicable), and media.
    20 samples of students work completed under your instruction (if available)
    (PDF - max. size 10MB). Creative work should be uploaded either entirely in PDF form, or via embedded URLs in a PDF. The portfolio may contain up to 20 pages, each page containing documentation for each work. This may include video links and sound files with clearly marked viewing times and conditions if applicable. For each work/page, please include description, name, title, date, duration, size, links (when applicable), and media.


    AA/EEO Statement:
    Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.


    Background Check Statement:
    Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.


    Document Link:

    To apply, visit https://jobs.eku.edu/postings/16114

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