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The Department of Art and Design at St. John's University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Graphic Design at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin August 2020. The Department is located on the Queens campus in New York City, and offers BFA degrees in Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, and Fine Art and an MA in Museum Studies. The mission of the Department, since the first degree program was offered in 1963, is to provide a rich and challenging educational environment that emphasizes the creation of visually sophisticated works and concurrently develops the whole person: intellectually, ethically, and critically. Students in the 132-credit Graphic Design program complete a rigorous program of coursework followed by a capstone course and internship or thesis.
Teaching responsibilities include a variety of Graphic Design courses ranging from introductory to advanced, and skills-based to conceptual. Once hired, full-time faculty members at St. John's University are responsible for contributing to teaching, research, and service to the University, which includes student advising, curriculum/program development, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and University levels.
Candidates should have an MFA degree (or equivalent) in Graphic Design, Visual Communication Design, or a closely related design subspecialty. Ideal candidates will have extensive knowledge of current and emerging professional practices in Graphic Design, with the ability to prepare students for career opportunities in the field. They will also be fluent with both historical and contemporary issues in the discipline and will be able to connect design practice to issues of political, environmental, and community concern. Successful candidates will be able to teach in two or more of the following areas: typography, publication/editorial design, packaging design, design for interactive media, motion graphics, identity design, design history and theory, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Additional areas of expertise are welcome. Candidates must show evidence of at least one year of teaching experience, along with professional/creative accomplishments. Special consideration will be given to those with a robust client-based practice, and/or a record of scholarly publication, and to candidates who show evidence of student engagement, and a strong commitment to service. Candidates should be comfortable teaching design skills and practice using contemporary, industry-standard software on macOS devices. Candidates must also have a willingness to work collaboratively with other faculty, and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.
Submit the following:
letter of application;
statement of teaching philosophy;
on a word document list link(s) to online portfolio documenting evidence of professional excellence with up to 20 examples of publications and/or professional design work (including brief project descriptions);
on a word document list link(s) to online portfolio of student work including up to 20 examples of student outcomes and brief assignment descriptions;
and a list of three references.
Evidence of teaching ability, including copies of teaching evaluations, syllabi, or publications may be required of finalists.
All documents must be in PDF format. To receive full consideration applications must be received by 12:00 pm on January 16, 2020. Please direct inquiries to: Aaris Sherin firstname.lastname@example.org
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.