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Assistant Professor of Graphic Communications

Employer
Kennesaw State University
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Us

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.


Location

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.


Department Information

With an enrollment of over 1200 students, The Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design provides a rigorous education, offering a BFA degree in Art (concentrations in Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Communications, Illustration, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sequential Art, or Sculpture), a BFA in Digital Animation, and a BAT in Apparel Textiles Technology.

Our facilities provide students with state-of-the-art resources. The new space located at Chastain Pointe houses four large drawing and painting studios and an expansive printmaking area. 5 computer studios in the Visual Arts Building provide industry standard technology for our applied arts disciplines of Graphic Communications, Digital Animation, Illustration and Sequential Art. The Textiles facilities are on the Marietta campus.


Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine–month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Graphic Communications faculty position in the School of Art and Design beginning August 1, 2022.


Responsibilities
  • Teach a range of undergraduate courses in the Graphic Communications program (up to six classes per academic year) with design, typography, print and package design
  • Further develop the curriculum related to graphic design
  • Mentor undergraduate students
  • Actively engage in creative endeavors, and/or scholarly activities
  • Participation in usual departmental activities, course development, and to serve on departmental and university committees as assigned

The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory through advanced-level undergraduate courses in graphic design and web design in regular rotation.

All tenure track faculty have teaching, service and scholarship/research activity expectations.

     
Required Qualifications
  • A terminal degree, or a foreign equivalent, in Digital Art/Media, Graphic Design, or related field is required at the time of appointment
  • Three years of teaching experience beyond graduate school
  • Online teaching experience
  • Strong background in graphic design
  • Familiarity with design, typography, print and package design
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud on Mac OS platform

 


Preferred Qualifications

Additional expertise in a secondary area of specialization - such as interaction, accessibility, communication, or user-experience design; data visualization; or design history, theory, and criticism - that will contribute to and deepen the department’s course offerings is desirable. Required Documents to Attach

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)

Apply Before Date

Application deadline is December 31, 2021.


Contact Information

For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Geo Sipp, gsipp@kennesaw.edu.

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at facultyjobs@kennesaw.edu. For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at sscsupport@ssc.usg.edu.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.

Participant ID: 61415

     
Background Check

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility. All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials. https://www.usg.edu/hr/assets/hr/hrap_manual/HRAP_Background_Investigation_Employment. pdf

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