Assistant Professor Art - Graphic Design

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department:  Art                                                      Rank:             Assistant Professor

Specialization(s): Graphic Design                            Search #: 14-031

Job Posted: January 24th, 2014

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: SCSU's Department of Art seeks an assistant professor/tenure track position to primarily teach undergraduate courses in various areas of Graphic Design. Candidates should expect to work closely with undergraduate and graduate students as well as assuming internship coordination responsibilities. The ability to communicate effectively to a diverse group, both orally and in writing, is expected. In addition to a teaching load of 3-3, 3-2, the successful candidate will take the lead in coordinating/revising the curriculum in graphic design.

Candidate must be committed to teaching within a vibrant/demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and creative activity with undergraduates. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in departmental and university service.

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise. These activities include, but are not limited to, research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, performances/exhibitions in the fine and performing arts, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences.

SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Required Qualifications: To be considered, candidates must have an MFA in Graphic Design, or equivalent terminal degree, at the time of appointment. Candidates should possess a demonstrated record of professional accomplishments and be fluent in contemporary design theory, web-based design techniques and interactive media. An excellent working knowledge with Mac computers, the Adobe Creative Suite (CS6), Epson printers, and other appropriate software is required.

Preferred Qualifications: University teaching experience beyond instruction at the graduate assistant level is preferred.

Application Process: Interested applicants should send one PDF document saved on a disk (file size not exceeding 10MB) containing a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, 20 examples of student work, 20 examples of your personal creative work, and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

Jeremy Chandler
Graphic Design Search Committee Chair
Earl Hall 111, Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT. 06515.

In order to receive full consideration, all material must be received by March 3, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.