Job no: 501729 Position type: Full-Time 9-Month Department: 020300 - Art Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Faculty Position Open Date: Oct 28 2020
The faculty member will report to the Head of the Department of Art and teach a 3/3 course load in the Graphic Design concentration. In addition to teaching duties, the professor will be responsible for advising students and service to the department, college, and university. Candidates are expected to pursue and maintain an active body of research and remain current in their expertise.
The Department of Art is NASAD accredited and located within the College of Architecture, Art, and Design. It has approximately 300 Art Majors, 20 full-time faculty, and offers a BFA degree with concentrations in Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Photography. Information about the department is available at http://caad.msstate.edu
Area of Specialization:
Graphic Design - Multidisciplinary
Anticipated Appointment Date:
August 16, 2021
Tenure Track Status:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teach a 3/3 course load in the Graphic Design concentration. - Work with the other Graphic Design faculty to oversee curriculum and portfolio review. - Maintain an active body of research or creative activities. - Advise Graphic Design students. - Committee service as well as other services to the Department, College, University, and professional field. - Teaching across the Graphic Design curriculum from introductory through advanced courses including electives.
- M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design or related field. - Evidence of teaching experience and/or potential. - Excellent communication and organizational skills. - Well-rounded, multidisciplinary designer
ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):
- Active research, teaching, and service record that prepared the candidate to contribute to the programming of a Research Institution. - Strong understanding of typography and contemporary graphic design theory and practice as well as the ability to teach a variety of graphic design courses. - Excellent personal and collaborative skills. - Ability to inspire students and colleagues to perform at a high level. - Preference will be given with particular interest areas of research emphasis in two or more areas related to illustration, interactive design, animation, app design, and web-based media, emerging trends in digital media art utilizing code-based production, UI/UX design, entrepreneurship, analog, and digital design methods, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
All applicants must apply online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references.
File 1: Cover letter; current curriculum vita; artist statement; a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; and complete contact information for at least three professional references. File 2: PDF containing twenty images of applicant's work clearly labeled with media, size, year. File 3: PDF containing twenty images of student work clearly labeled with the name, of course, the work was made for, media, size, year.
The review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
Any communication about this position should be sent to:;
Critz Campbell, Head, Department of Art, P.O. Box 5182, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762, email@example.com
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 501729
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
To apply, please go to http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/