Lecturer in Digital Arts and Graphic Design - Fall 2017

Dahlonega, GA
Feb 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lecturer in Digital Arts and Graphic Design - Fall 2017

Position Number: 53059465

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Dahlonega

General Summary: The Department of Visual Arts at the University of North Georgia, Dahlonega Campus, invites applications for a Lecturer position in Digital Arts and Graphic Design. The successful applicant will teach all levels of undergraduate graphic design, and digital arts and design, as well as courses in the department's foundations program as needed.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsibilities include teaching introductory and advanced subjects in graphic design and digital arts as appropriate to the candidate's background.
  • The candidate must meet teaching expectations for the department and the university, as well as limited creative production/exhibition and committee assignments.
  • The successful candidate must be willing to teach courses on both the Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses—course scheduling would take into account the time and distance involved.
  • Normal teaching load is four studio classes per semester.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Ability to teach foundational to topic and skill specific graphic design, including typography and the full Adobe Creative Suite is required
  • Expertise required in 2D animation with supporting experience in one or more of the following: hand drawn animation, 3D animation, stop-motion, motion graphics, concept and visual development, story-boarding, compositing, interactive art, programming, website design, or HTML5, and After Effects
  • Experience with Blender, Maya or ZBrush is a plus
  • An understanding of the basic principles and history of animation and narrative structure is required

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • MFA degree or equivalent in graphic design, digital arts, animation or a related discipline with a minimum of 18 semester (27 quarter) hours of graduate course work in Digital Arts or Graphic Design
  • Applicants should have college-level teaching or equivalent professional industry experience

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Undergraduate Research Experience, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

Applicants must include web addresses or hyperlinks to their portfolios, as well as examples of student works. These can be included either in the cover letter, or as part of the CV along with contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.


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