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Graphic Design, Assistant Professor (AA23039)

Employer
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Location
Minnesota, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Graphic Design, Assistant Professor (AA23039)

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Arts and Humanities, College of
Unit: Art209, IFO
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to January 11, 2022.
POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*)

Salary Minimum:
Salary Maximum:
Salary Type: Depends on qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFO

Job Description:
The Department of Art and Design seeks forward-thinking candidates specializing in interactive and emerging design technologies including but not limited to AR, data visualization, UI/UX or VR to teach beginning to advanced courses in Interactive Design. The ideal candidate will have continued evidence of appropriate professional and/or creative activity in interactive and emerging design technologies and the ability to contribute to the development of this area in collaboration with graphic design faculty.
  • A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.



  • The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.

  • May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university's additional locations, as assigned.

  • The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.

  • All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (See Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement).

  • This position will advise undergraduate majors.


Required Qualifications:
  • MA (plus tested experience), MFA, terminal degree, or equivalent degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Interactive Design, Art, or a related discipline with an emphasis in Graphic Design/Interactive Design, (degree must be conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources before August 15, 2022).



  • Expertise with relevant emerging design technologies and software in the area of interactive design.

  • Continued evidence of appropriate professional and/or creative activity in interactive and emerging design technologies including but not limited to AR, data visualization, UI/UX, VR or related specialties.

  • Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an equity lens to this position including social justice and/or anti-racism.



Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.



  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated preparation to teach, advise, and support a wide variety of students.

  • Demonstrated willingness to work individually and collaboratively as a member of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with business, education and/or community organizations.



Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

About:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:The Department of Art and Design has nearly 200 majors, 12 faculty and several adjunct instructors. It offers the BFA, BA, BS, and MA degrees and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center are less than 90 minutes away, allowing students and faculty to take advantage of notable contemporary art and design exhibitions and lectures.
University Demographics Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:· Enhancing access and student success.· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. https://www.minnstate.edu/Equity2030/index.html Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation. Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We recognize Native Nations of this region who have called this place home over thousands of years including Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Lakota, Dakota and Ho-Chunk and Cheyenne. We acknowledge the ongoing colonialism and legacies of violence, displacement, migrations and settlement that foreground the formation of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Serving approximately 14,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota’s the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/fast-facts/ APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/vacancy/ A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement defining diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and describing your views and engagement with DEI including dimensions of social justice and racial equity related to race, gender, ability and culture. How would your views and engagement regarding diversity, equity and inclusion align with Minnesota State University, Mankato’s goals?
  • A one (1) page statement of your teaching philosophy.
  • A one (1) page statement of your research/scholarly interests.
  • Website portfolio of relevant work.



CONTACT INFORMATION:
Ellen Schofield
Art & Design
Phone: 507-389-1272
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Email:ellen.schofield@mnsu.edu
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/bargaining.html
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: http://www.mnsu.edu/safety/ You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing security@mnsu.edu

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the IFO Summary (Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M182M
Re-posting:
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 08/15/2022
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 12/21/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit https://minnesotastate.peopleadmin.com/postings/2000

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

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