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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Employer
Delta State University
Location
Mississippi, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Delta State University

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Position Type: Faculty

Department: Art

Posting Number: 201201224

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Tenure/Non-Tenure: Tenure Track

Salary Basis: 9 month

Responsibilities:
The Department of Art at Delta State University invites actively engaged artists to apply for a tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. Two-years teaching experience and strong evidence of a developed professional studio career is preferred but not required. This full-time appointment offers a competitive salary and benefits package and will commence August 2022. Applicants with diverse cultural, ethnic and national perspectives are encouraged to apply.

We are open to a range of approaches in Graphic Design including print, web design, multimedia, motion graphics, illustration, digital photography, interactive/computational media design, augmented/virtual/mixed reality design, interaction design, data visualization, and/or interactive media arts. We are interested in artists who work in any (or more than one) of these areas, and who has an active creative practice which includes a national and/or international record of exhibitions, festivals, projects, or other recognized forms of distribution.

Candidates must have a terminal degree in one of these fields by the start date of the appointment; have expertise in one or more areas of Graphic Design; be prepared to engage with existing university and college strategic areas; have an understanding of emerging media; and an eagerness to collaborate with faculty across other disciplines. Candidates must have a well-developed research agenda that will inform and advance current trends in the field through creative production, experimentation, collaboration, exhibition and/or publication. It is our intention that graduates with a concentration in Graphic Design become innovative artists who are well prepared technically and conceptually for a lifelong career as a graphic designer.

Successful candidates will have or show potential for having a national or international record of excellence in creative practice, innovative research, substantive scholarship and effective teaching. All candidates should have a strong interest in collaborative work as well as experience in, or a commitment to, working with diverse student populations in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The ideal candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses, mentor students within the context of an interdisciplinary art and design program and advise graduate students in a MFA low-residency program that is being initiated in 2022.

Teaching responsibilities include all introductory and upper level Graphic Design courses as well as Digital Media Arts courses including Motion Graphics. Candidates must possess excellent technical skills with Mac computers and an in-depth knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Candidates must also be well versed in HTML, CSS, and JQuery. Experience with responsive web design, app design, CMS, or After Effects is a plus.

The position carries a 3:3 teaching load and the expectation of service to the department and the university. Upper-level courses may be stacked and some independent studies may be included. In addition to our Art majors, these courses may also interest students from across the university. The candidate will maintain facilities, keep an active professional practice, and participate in the University community. Additional duties include overseeing the digital computer lab, serving on departmental committees, and ongoing professional research.

Qualifications:
MFA or other terminal degree required, professional experience and two to five years of college-level teaching experience preferred. Strong candidates will have some experience developing new courses that engage with contemporary practices, techniques, and issues in the field of Graphic Design.

Candidates must also be able to communicate with students from diverse backgrounds and eagerness to teach in and advance the graphic design concentration.

Strong candidates will possess the majority of the following skills:

• Terminal degree or its equivalent in Graphic Design
• Strong portfolio of work that reflects a high degree of knowledge in the field
• Ability to teach and focus on a variety of types of graphic design techniques including typography, print layout, web design, multimedia, motion graphics, illustration, digital photography, interactive/computational media design, interaction design, data visualization, and/or interactive media arts
• In-depth knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
• Well versed in HTML, CSS, and JQuery
• Experience with responsive web design, app design, CMS, or After Effects
• Experience working in multiple computer platforms and system configurations
• Industry experience either in a commercial studio or freelancing
• Ability to communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities
• Understanding of the commercial and business side of Graphic Design, including contracting and working as part of a larger team
• Two-years college-level teaching experience, proven leadership skills and ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds preferred
• Note: An unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded, cover letter, resume or CV, and portfolio are required. For the portfolio, you have the option to upload electronic documents/images, or a URL. MFA required, concentration in Graphic Design or Digital Media

Salary:
9 monthCommensurate with experience, qualifications, and university’s resources.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA required, concentration in Graphic Design or Digital Media

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:
APPLICATION INFORMATION

• Cover letter addressing unique qualifications for the position
• Curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Digital portfolio submission or link to a curated website containing a digital portfolio showcasing your work and student work (10-20 images of each) including course syllabi (if applicable)
• Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)

Additional Information:


Open Date: 01/07/2022

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Click Here

Delta State University is committed to a policy of equal employment and educational opportunity. Delta State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the University. jeid-befcc47072d825438bac2e228fc07afb
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