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Art (Graphic Design) – Assistant Professor [REVISED]

Department:  Art                                                                              Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialization(s):   Graphic Design/Interactive Design                              Search # 18-001

The Art Department at Southern Connecticut State University invites professionals in the field of Graphic Design committed to college teaching and knowledgeable in screen-based media such as interactive design, web design, mobile application development, and/or motion graphics to apply for a full-time tenure-track position in Graphic Design at the Assistant Professor level.

SCSU, a diverse, comprehensive university of about 10,000 students located in New Haven, CT, regards enabling student success to be its highest priority. The SCSU Art Department offers undergraduate majors in Art History, Art Education, and Studio Art, with concentrations in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Jewelry and Metals, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.  It also offers a post-baccalaureate program leading to initial teacher certification.  Please see our website at for more information.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:  Teach a range of Graphic Design courses from introductory to advanced, with a focus on developing students’ skills related to interactive design and other screen-based media.  Advise and mentor students, develop curriculum, coordinate internships, supervise adjunct faculty, manage lab facilities, and participate in departmental recruiting and governance while sustaining professional and academic work appropriate to the discipline. Nominal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester.  Research/creative activity in area of expertise, professional participation, and university service are expected of all faculty at Southern Connecticut State University.

Required Qualifications:  M.F.A. in Graphic Design or related field or equivalent terminal degree by time of appointment; successful discipline-specific teaching experience at the college level; strong professional skills; interest in pursuing research/creative activity; interest in working within a liberal arts environment and developing collaborative professional relationships across the University.

Preferred Qualifications:  Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience beyond teaching assistantships and strong skills and interests in the areas of interactive design cited above.

Application Process:  Please send the following required submission items electronically in a single pdf no larger than 10 MB to  a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of creative/research interests, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, 10 samples of professional work and a link to an online portfolio, 10 samples of student work, teaching evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three professional references.  Be sure to label your file as follows:  [Lastname]_[Firstname].pdf.  Include your personal contact information along with a work address on your CV.  Only electronic applications in the prescribed format will be accepted. The position will remain open until filled. Applications received by December 15, 2017 guaranteed to receive full consideration.