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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Austin, TX
Posted Oct 07, 2013 by St. Edward's University
Category: Fine and Applied Arts - Graphic Design


Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
School of Humanities

St. Edward's University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Graphic Design to begin Fall 2014. The position on the faculty of the School of Humanities will be filled at the assistant professor level with salary depending on qualifications and experience. Teaching responsibility will be in the undergraduate Graphic Design Bachelor of Arts (BA) program. The successful candidate will contribute to and support diversity at St. Edward's University. This position is posted as a nine-month contract.

About Graphic Design at St. Edward's University
Graphic Design functions as an independent area in the cross-disciplinary Visual Studies department. As a small group of progressive design faculty, we have developed a curriculum that traverses a range of designed systems from books to apps to communities. Our highly engaged students run Command G, a group which plans studio tours, hands-on workshops and events throughout the year. In addition, our technology support staff  keep our labs up-to-date and manage student lab assistants. While concerned primarily with the design discipline, we work within a liberal arts context to foster lifelong learning through creative and critical thinking.

• Teach four courses per semester, two semesters per year.
• Collaborate in the ongoing assessment and development of curriculum.
• Serve as an academic advisor and mentor to students.
• Participate in departmental, school, and university activities.
• Interact with the local community to develop service opportunities for students.
• Model professional development and creative scholarship in area of specialization.
• Fulfill other required faculty responsibilities as outlined in the Faculty Manual.

• MFA in Design or equivalent terminal degree in related discipline required.
• Prior teaching and course design experience required.
• Strong evidence of excellence in design, including a mastery of design principles, processes, technical skills, and emergent practices.
• Ability to incorporate design theory and criticism, methodology, research, and history into studio classes.
• Design pedagogy consistent with a liberal arts emphasis of the lifelong learner and St. Edward's Mission Statement.
• Curriculum development and assessment skills preferred.
• Excellent written and spoken English communication skills required.
• Excellent interpersonal skills required.
• Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.

About St. Edward's University 
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 5,300 students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's is a highly diverse, Hispanic-serving university committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.

How to Apply
Full consideration given to applications received before January 6, 2014. On-line application at www.stedwards.edu/careers/. Please submit on-line: a letter of intent, stating qualifications for position and that addresses how the candidate will contribute to and support diversity at St. Edward's; vita; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research interests and/or design practice; and three current letters of reference. 

Applicants must also send the following materials to the Graphic Design Search Committee; School of Humanities; C/M 1033; 3001 S. Congress Avenue; Austin, TX 78704-6489:
• Signed and sealed official transcripts
• A digital portfolio of design work (CD/DVD, URL, and/or PDF)
• Examples of student work, student reviews, syllabi, and project sheets
• Materials will not be returned without SASE

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.

Web Link: http://stedwards.applicantpro.com/jobs/48442.html




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