Assistant Professor - Graphic Design/Digital Foundations

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
03 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor - Graphic Design/Digital Foundations
Posting Number 201700394F

The Art & Art History Department curriculum supports majors in Studio Art (BA, BFA and MFA), Art History (BA), and Art Education (BA). Concentrations include: Art Education, Art History, Drawing, Electronic Art, Fibers, Graphic Design, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photo Image Making, Pottery, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Colorado State University has a strong and on-going commitment to equity and increasing diversity among students, faculty and staff.

The Department of Art & Art History at Colorado State University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure track position in Graphic Design and Digital Foundations to begin August 16, 2018. We seek an exceptional educator, scholar, and artist who will join our team of dynamic, creative professionals in studio art, art history, and art education. The department recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community.

This position will teach courses at all levels of undergraduate and graduate graphic design and digital foundations. Curriculum includes but is not limited to Typography and Design Systems, Illustration, Digital Media Foundations, Responsive Design, and Data Visualization. Duties also include curriculum development in both graphic design and digital foundations, mentoring students, contributing to research in the field, participating in local, regional, national, and international forums, as well as service on department, college, and university committees.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Required Job Qualifications

Terminal degree (MFA, MDes, or equivalent international degree) in visual communications, advanced working knowledge and proficiency in creative technologies and professional standards, excellent writing and communication skills, and familiarity with international graphic design movements in visual communications.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Active record of relevant creative arts exhibitions or a history of professional accomplishment and recognition, teaching experience in higher education and/or evidence of mentorship, demonstrated attention to contemporary and historical issues in visual communications, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 23, 2018. Semi-finalists may be asked to submit further evidence of research, creative activity, and /or teaching. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. To initiate application, submit ONLY:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and interests uploaded in the ‘Statement of Teaching Philosophy’ slot.
  • Evidence of teaching, mentorship, or team leading experience (including course syllabi and/or projects and/or evaluations) uploaded in the ‘Course Materials’ slot.
  • Research/creative statement uploaded in the ‘Research/Creative Work/Artist Statement’ slot.
  • Documentation of research/creative activities (examples of research documentation: publications, conference papers, monographs; examples of creative activity: portfolio page link [artwork], websites, blogs) uploaded in the ‘Portfolio’ slot.
  • Three references – no letters, please, contact information should include names, position, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Creative Research Duty/Responsibility

Inclusive participation is expected in the scholarly and professional practices of the field evidenced by: recognition in juried or invitational exhibitions, contributions to professional dialogs and scholarship, challenging engagement with industry, innovation in related pursuits.

Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

Duties consist of five studio courses per year (2/3), may include beginning through advanced undergraduate graphic design courses and digital foundations courses.

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Service Duty/Responsibility

Duties include contributions to Department, College, and University committees and organizations. Outreach to professional, academic and community service organizations are also encouraged.

Percentage Of Time 15 References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3 Maximum Requested 3 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Course Materials
  5. Research/Creative Work/Artist Statement
  6. Portfolio

Optional Documents