Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
The Department of Art at St. Cloud State University seeks an individual to teach introductory through advanced courses within the BFA Graphic Design major. We are seeking a candidate with a solid knowledge of core curriculum of typography, visual communication and the profession. Designers with an active practice, professional engagement in the field, and a comprehensive understanding of current software and emerging technologies are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a strong spirit of collaboration, and will be invested in working with diverse groups. A willingness to grow the department to meet the realities of the contemporary job marketplace and to help develop course curriculum relating to the department's future goals.
The successful candidate will teach three to four classes per semester, dependent on whether courses are studio- or classroom-based. Course load in the fall and spring semesters will include introductory graphic design with an emphasis on typography as well as intermediate and upper-level coursework including pre-press, branding, data visualization, information graphics, and professional practice. The department strongly encourages developing community contacts for our internship program. The successful candidate will also mentor and advise graphic design majors who seek internships and careers as design professionals as well as work with graphic design minor students.
In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform assignments effectively; 2) conduct scholarly research and/or engage in creative works; 3) continue preparation and study in their discipline; 4) contribute to student growth and development; and 5) provide service to the university and community. (IFO Article 22, Section B)
MFA or equivalent in graphic design or related field required by date of appointment.
Strong body of design work relative to the position description.
Demonstrated effectiveness of teaching in higher education, which may include teaching assistantships.
Record of assessment and continuous improvement.
Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud.
Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Record of professional experience as a designer.
Evidence of successful online teaching and assessment.
Evidence of collaborative design work across disciplines.
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include each of the following as a PDF document:
20 images of candidate's professional work or related materials
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Evidence of Teaching Experience and Effectiveness (examples from at least two of the following: sample assignments, summaries of student evaluations, or examples of student work)
Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
Unofficial Transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD); official transcripts will be required upon hire
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here.
Why Work For Us
Help students achieve their educational dreams. We are looking for diverse people with passion, who are engaged, serious in the work of helping those who strive and desire a college education to achieve their goals
Desired Start Date: 08/17/2021
Internal Number: 2536
About Saint Cloud State University
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.