Graphic Design, Assistant Professor (AA23039)
Arts and Humanities, College of
Priority consideration will
be given to applications received prior to January 11, 2022.
Depends on qualifications
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
- 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
- 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
- This position will advise undergraduate majors.
- 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
- Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an
equity lens to this position including social justice and/or
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and
- Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or
- 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.
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.
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, 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
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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
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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
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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
- 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
- A one (1) page statement of your teaching philosophy.
- A one (1) page statement of your research/scholarly
- Website portfolio of relevant work.
Art & Design
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bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can
be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/bargaining.html
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