Assistant Professor in Graphic Design
Posting Number 20170033FAC
Job Title Assistant Professor in Graphic Design
Type of Employment Regular Full-Time
Work Location Murray
Employment Term Academic Year
Position Type Faculty (Tenure-Track) Department Art and Design
Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include teaching 3 courses per semester in design and other departmental offerings (foundations, special topics, digital media, etc.); maintaining all studio facilities and equipment related to the graphic design area; and supporting the continuation of the development of a strong, well-rounded undergraduate graphic design program in collaboration with both faculty in that area and in the department. Additional responsibilities include advising students; managing area budgets; meeting the teaching, research, and service expectations of the department and the university; and maintaining a high level of scholarly activity.
Anticipated start date of position is August 2018.
Minimum Education Requirements
MFA in Graphic Design or related field is required (ABD considered).
Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong background in graphic design; familiarity with design, typography, and digital imaging is expected. The applicant should possess proficiency in Adobe CS6/CC essential programs in a Mac OS environment. Additionally, the applicant must demonstrate knowledge of contemporary design practice, theory, and history and evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level with an active exhibition record or client projects. Successful applicants must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and must be able to work well with a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and community. The candidate must maintain an active professional practice of client-based projects and/or an academic research agenda.
Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates with in depth experience and working knowledge in one or more of the following areas in order to broaden current course offerings beyond a standard graphic design curriculum: UI/UX design, responsive web design; mobile application development, mobile interface design; 2D/3D animation, motion graphics; 3D character design or game design. Preference will also be given to experience with teaching illustration and foundation courses. The preferred candidate will have a record of active participation or leadership roles in professional organizations. Knowledge of and application of contemporary theories and pedagogy in Interactive Multimedia is preferred for an appointment.
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
The first review of applications will begin on March 15, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled.
Along with the application, the following items must be included.
• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vitae
• Teaching Philosophy
• Artist Statement
• Link to Professional Website
• 20 images of personal work (PDF) and 20 images of student work (PDF)
NOTE: Files cannot exceed 9 MB per upload. For technical difficulties contact Human Resources at Murray State University and the Search Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org.