Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in Communication Design

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Position Title: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in Communication Design

Job Posting Number: 20190011FAC

Job Location: San Marcos

College of Fine Arts and Communication

School of Art and Design

Position Description: Texas State University is looking for a passionate teacher of communication design to join our team. We are seeking candidates with excellent teaching abilities and a robust communication design research agenda.

The successful candidate will be part of this vibrant program and contribute to the ever-changing design discipline.

Responsibilities include:
• Teach up to three courses per semester at the BFA and/or the MFA level.
• Participate in curriculum development.
• Pursue research/creative activity and building a substantive record of professional/peer recognition.
• Engage in service to the school, college, university, community and profession.
• Optional academic leadership involvement.

Required Qualifications

Eligible applicants must have:
• An MFA or MDes degree in communication design, visual communication, graphic design, interactive design, or related discipline completed by date of hire.
• A record of professional accomplishments in research/creative activity within the area of communication design.
• Demonstrated expertise in typography.
• Demonstrated knowledge in design utilizing current and emerging interactive technologies.
• Successful college-level teaching experience (faculty of record, student teaching accepted) in the area of communication design.
• Strong design mechanics and conceptual skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Knowledge of and experience with computer-mediated technologies and core software applications relevant to the communication design discipline (e.g., Macintosh OS, Adobe Creative Suite).
• A commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching.

Applicants applying at the professor rank must have the credentials listed for the associate professor rank as well as a record of successful teaching, scholarly/creative activity, and service that would qualify the candidate for tenure at Texas State.

The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on the University and school established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the following:
• One or more years of successful university-level teaching in communication design.
• Experience teaching typography.
• Experience teaching interactive.
• Curriculum development in communication design courses.
• Demonstrated engagement in curriculum development in foundations.
• Demonstrated interest in administrative leadership.
• Service within academic, professional and community environments.
• Successful funding procurement and grant activity.
• Graduate-level research/theses supervision and advising experience.
• Online and hybrid teaching experience.
• A commitment to diversity and inclusion in communication design practice.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

Application must include:
1. Letter of application stating how your experience and credentials fulfill the
requirements for this position (not to exceed two pages).
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Up to 20 digital files (multi-page, single PDF) representing 10 of your creative works (may include time-based excerpts no longer than five minutes each).
4. Digital files (multi-page, single PDF) of 10 student works created under your direction.
5. An annotated list for both personal and student files. For personal work, state title, media, and date. For student work, provide course title, media, date, and assignment.
6. A statement addressing your current creative work in relationship to the future of the communication design discipline (one page maximum).
7. Contact information (e-mail address, phone numbers) for three current references.

Examples of web/video/animation/motion graphics must be listed as hyperlinks within the PDF file and link to portfolio web sites or video sharing sites such as Vimeo. Do not upload motion graphics files.

All correspondence regarding the search will be conducted via email. Please send any inquires to [email protected] and include job number #20190011 in all correspondence.

Search finalist will be asked to provide photocopies of graduate transcripts.

The candidate selected for hire will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.

Proposed Start Date: Fall 2018 or Spring 2019

Open Until Filled? Yes

Review Date: July 1, 2018


Legal Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.





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Job No: #20190011FAC
Posted: 5/30/2018
Application Due: 7/29/2018
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