Open Date: 11/21/2017
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: MFA or related terminal degree in illustration or related field from an accredited institution is required. Candidates must have a record of professional illustration practice and evidence of potential to produce nationally recognized illustration scholarship/creative activity. Candidates must also demonstrate professional-level competency with current digital technology (including but not limited to Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) relevant to illustration. Evidence of professional communication, collaboration, organizational, and time-management skill is required.
Special Instructions to Applicant: Please upload the following documents via the PeopleAdmin System: * Cover letter addressing position requirements * Curriculum Vitae * Teaching Philosophy * A link to your personal website that includes: 20 images of illustration work and 20 images of student work. Links to personal work and/or work produced that is not part of the illustration portfolio and any materials such as tutorial videos, sample assignments, research, or syllabi, etc., that could help the committee to better understand your skills and knowledge are OPTIONAL. * List of at least three professional references including affiliation, email address, and phone number Two to three original letters of reference/recommendation are required at a later date for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference/recommendation submitted via the applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.
Job Duties: The School of Art and Design at East Carolina University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in illustration, beginning August 2018. This position will primarily teach undergraduate students within the illustration concentration of the multidisciplinary BFA in Art. The position may also occasionally teach graduate level courses. School of Art and Design faculty teach 3 three-credit courses per semester. Additional responsibilities include curriculum development, participating in recruitment for undergraduate students, engaging in service to the illustration concentration, School, College, University, community, and profession, and collaborating with other art faculty (e.g. animation/interactive design, graphic design, film, and painting/drawing) on curriculum and beyond. The illustration concentration works closely with the painting/drawing concentration as well as other concentrations within the School of Art and Design. The illustration concentration is committed to teaching students to successfully communicate concepts visually for a variety of applied contexts. In tandem with the continual development of conceptualizing abilities, students are exposed to a variety of illustration mediums from the traditional to new media. The ultimate goal is a competitive portfolio of work that reflects the student's unique visual style and conceptual voice.