Assistant Professor of Illustration and Digital Art

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Illustration and Digital Art
Location: Savannah State Recruiting Loc
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 235807
About Us

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the first public historically black college or university in the state of Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university's students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Department Information Mission

The Department of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Wellness offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on the holistic development and growth of the conscientious learner. By fostering creative expression and performance, critical thinking and communication, philosophical reflection, ethical responsibility, and practices of healthful living, our department facilitates learning environments that prepare students for an authentic application of artistic, civic-minded, and career-oriented skills.

Visual and Performing Arts Program

The Department of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Wellness offers courses leading to the (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in the Visual and Performing Arts. The Visual and Performing Arts program also delivers fine arts courses as fulfillment of core requirements, as electives, and as advanced courses leading to a minor (15 credit hours) in Visual and Performing Arts. Students of all disciplines collaborate on productions and other related projects throughout the year threading connections throughout the arts. The program also provides opportunities for student engagement in the Visual and Performing Arts through recitals, concerts, theatrical and dance productions, visual art exhibitions, festivals, open studios, visiting artists, community outreach, study abroad, public/private partnerships, internships, conferences and guest lectures.

The Visual and Performing Arts program provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum in music, theatre, dance, and visual arts. The program utilizes individualized instruction to develop aesthetic and technical competency, a global perspective on the arts and an appreciation of diverse modes of expression. Building on the robust artistic culture of the community and region, the program encourages collaboration, creating opportunities for students to exhibit their creative skills and to explore varied careers in the visual and performing arts.

Job Summary The Department of Fine Arts, Humanities and Wellness at Savannah State University invites applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Illustration and Digital Art to begin August 2022. We seek a candidate who is a passionate artist and an enthusiastic educator, with a strong desire to enhance the program and to foster excellence in our students. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to research, as well as program/curriculum planning and development, and must value working with diverse student populations and cultural perspectives in teaching and research.

The selected candidate will be responsible for maintaining an active research/creative agenda; teaching undergraduate courses in animation, drawing, illustration, motion graphics, and experiential exhibition design; mentoring and advising undergraduate students; and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels. The candidate will be expected to take on a leadership role within the Digital Arts area, overseeing the course curriculum and space.

    Studio Art faculty are expected to teach a 12 credit hour per semester undergraduate load in the BFA major with some core curriculum responsibilities, asa well as hold 10 office/studio hours per week outside of classsesService expectations include department, college, and university level committees as well as meaningful out or class interactions with studentsScholarship/Research expectations include curriculum development in the BFA major as well as a strong exhibition record and/or other creative scholarship and research relevent to teaching field.Student mentoring of BFA majorsOther responsibilities may include the following: recruitment, underdergraduate thesis supervision, experiential gallery exhibitions, studio space planning, community outreach, and development, and other programs in the major.

Required Qualifications
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or equivalent in Illustration or related field
  • Experience with traditional and digital illustation media
  • Portfolio of personal and student work
  • Adobe Creative Suite experience
  • Exceptional drawing, color, and composition skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • 3 years college-level teaching experience
  • Published credentials, accolades, and industry recognition
  • Experience with emerging digital illustation software
Contact Information

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at [email protected]. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected].

Special Applicant Instructions
  • Please provide three professional references.
  • Transcrips should include undergraduate and graduate studies.
  • The portfolio should include 10 examples of the applicants work. Inclusion of student examples is highly recommended. Portfolio submissions should be no larger than three megabytes per image and be in a JPG format for still images. Please include a word document that lists the images including name, title, medium and year. Images should be titled using the last name of the applicant and a number.

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