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Assistant Professor of Art (Graphic Design)

Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, New Mexico
Depends On Qualifications
Posted Date
Feb 27, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Position Summary:

The Department of Art’s BFA program seeks qualified candidates to teach a variety of undergraduate courses including foundation courses in graphic design, two-dimensional design and related courses potentially including history of graphic design. Expertise in print design, web and mobile design, motion graphics, UX/UI design, branding, HTML, and typography preferred. The Department offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major in art with emphases in graphic design and visual arts. This is a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor, depending on qualifications and experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Typical teaching load is a 4/4 load (first-year faculty teach 9 credits 3/3 load) in face-to-face, lecture-capture and/or web platforms
  • Advising undergraduate students as well as service-related duties at the department, college, and university levels, and other duties as assigned by chair.
  • Serve on department, college and/or university committees
  • Commitment to advancing the goals and mission of the department, including departmental assessment, strategic plans, curriculum development, recruitment and retention. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • An earned MFA in Graphic Design or terminal degree in related field.
  • A thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud software including After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. 

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach, advise, and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
  • The preferred candidate will have experience in traditional design principles, typography, motion graphics, and interactive/web design.
  • Experience of 3+ years working with college students and student organizations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Experience using technology to support teaching.
  • Demonstrated leadership and enthusiasm for leading departmental student organizations
  • Commitment to creating and maintaining relationships for student internships.

Physical Demand and Working Conditions:

  • Work is sedentary in nature that at times requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Essential Functions: As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, these include the aforementioned responsibilities, minimum job knowledge, skills, and abilities.  This is not necessarily an all-inclusive listing.

Application Review Date: Open Until Filled 

Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.

Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:

Required Documents: Please ensure that you attach all required documents even if you have applied for other positions at ENMU as the committee does not have access to those records.

Letter of interest

Curriculum Vitae

Contact information for three references (Blind reference calls may be made on applicants who become a finalist for the position)

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