Keene State College, one of the leading liberal arts colleges in New Hampshire, has been ranked by US News and World Report among the top 100 regional schools in the North.
Keene State College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Graphic Design beginning August 2013. We seek candidates who have an excellent college-level teaching record and strong professional practice experience with a personal and informed view of contemporary design issues, technology, and criticism.
The successful candidate shall be well-versed in graphic design theory and practice in all aspects of visual communication including conceptual development and must be able to teach a variety of undergraduate graphic design courses in both print-based and screen-based media. The new faculty member will contribute to the development of the graphic design curriculum and lead in the advancement of the program, particularly in the area of dynamic media.
The standard teaching load is six courses per academic year. Faculty members are also encouraged to mentor undergraduate research/creative activities and to teach courses developed for the college-wide Integrative Studies program. Other responsibilities include continued engagement in professional research and creative activity and active participation in departmental and college-wide service duties including student advising and helping to maintain two Mac labs. We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who have a desire to help the College’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens.
The Department offers both BA and BFA degrees and provides instruction to approximately 160 majors. The Graphic Design program is housed in the newly-renovated Media Arts Center. The planning process is currently underway for the College’s new Visual and Media Arts Center, an expanded facility housing art, graphic design and other media-related disciplines under one roof.
For more information about the Art Department visit: http://academics.keene.edu/art/ 
Qualifications: MFA in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Digital Media, or closely associated and relevant field by August 1, 2013; at least three years of industry experience in the area(s) related to their design expertise is required. Preferred qualifications include college-level teaching experience beyond teaching assistantship; expertise in graphic design theory and typography across print-based and screen-based media; expertise in dynamic media; extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (CS6); experience in curriculum development and program advancement; experience in motion graphics and animation; computer lab management experience. Salary will be based on Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement, and is $61,720 minimum for the rank of Assistant Professor for fall 2013.
Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52996 .
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• CD/DVD of print based and screen based media professional work (15 to 20 samples).
Personal URL’s to supplement not replace CD/DVD of professional/student work; limit time-based/video work to 5 minutes maximum.
• Samples of students work (if available).
• Three letters of recommendation addressing above qualifications.
Note: The three (3) letters of recommendation and CD/DVD of print based and screen based media professional work (15 to 20 samples) may be sent under separate cover directly to Keene State College, Office of Human Resource Management- FAC2, 229 Main Street, Keene NH 03435-1604 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Review of applications to begin immediately; all application materials must be received by January 15, 2013. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by invitation at the CAA 101st annual conference, February 13-16, 2013 in New York. (Please indicate in your letter of application whether or not you will be attending the conference).
Keene State College is located in the scenic Monadnock region of Southwest New Hampshire, and is an affiliate of the University System of New Hampshire. Art centers of Boston, Montreal, New York City and North Adams are 2-4 hours away. To learn more, visit: http://www.keene.edu , http://www.usnh.edu/  or http://www.ci.keene.nh.us .
Keene State College is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. The college is accredited by NEASC, and its education and music programs are accredited by NCATE and NASM respectively. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Keene State College is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society.