Tenure-Track Position in Graphic Design, Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, AR)
Monday, October 23, 2017 09:56 PM

The Department of Art+Design at Arkansas State University invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Graphic Design beginning August 2018. We are seeking a graphic designer and educator who will bring exceptional visual and critical abilities to a department known for its dedication to teaching excellence. With a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, graphic design majors are extremely active in student design groups such as AIGA and win awards and accolades from American Advertising Federation. Our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design program offers a well-rounded curriculum, which includes traditional and emerging media in art and design, while inspiring graduates to become global design innovators. As such, the successful candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm to grow our established competitive design program beyond the regional level.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching all undergraduate courses in the graphic design program, as well as other courses as determined by departmental need and the candidate’s area of research. The candidate should have an interest in pursuing an active role in curriculum development and should possess a strong fundamental and formal design foundation while excelling in innovative methodologies within graphic design, typography, illustration, and both contemporary and historical trends in design (print, web, motion, mobile, social media). Faculty are expected to remain current in their field of expertise and engage in research/creative activity relevant to their discipline. Participation in scholarship, service, and professional development within the department, college, and university is required. Active engagement for collaboration with studio art/design faculty and with other faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Communication is encouraged. Teaching load is typically 3 studio courses per semester, ranging from introductory to advanced levels.

The Department of Art+Design, one of eleven departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Communications has seventeen full-time faculty members, offering majors and minors in studio art, graphic design, art education, and art history with 160 majors currently enrolled. Arkansas State University is an accredited institutional member of NASAD.

An effective interpersonal communicator with the skills and ability to work as a team member
A critical design thinker with an established knowledge of communication and graphic design including typography, image-making, technology, and emerging concepts and media
An experienced and enthusiastic educator and mentor, working with students from diverse backgrounds including both rural and international

Minimum Qualifications:
The qualified candidate will possess at minimum a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Visual Communication Design, or a related field (an MFA candidate with a confirmed completion date may be considered). Demonstrated excellence in ongoing professional design-related experience and/or successful exhibition/publication record. Fluency in relevant graphic tools and software for print and electronic media. Experience teaching at the college level.

Located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, 70 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee, Arkansas State University is one of Arkansas’ two largest residential universities and is the flagship campus for the Arkansas State system. The university has an enrollment of over 14,000 students.

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A-State has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. A-State is also committed to creating a productive workplace in which both persons and property are secure. To achieve that goal, background investigations are conducted on all final applicants recommended for employment.