The Coker University McCall School of Visual and Performing Arts seeks a graphic designer and professor to join the Art Program for the position of Assistant Professor of Art (Graphic Design) beginning August 2023. This is a full-time, tenure-track position with competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate will report to the Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, application materials should be submitted by January 15, 2023.
The Art Program is seeking an individual who is motivated, collaborative, and inclusive, with a strong desire to work and teach within an interdisciplinary program. Candidates should have a strong background in contemporary and traditional approaches to design including pedagogical and/or professional experience in one or more of the following areas: Typography, Graphic Design, Interaction Design (UX/UI, web), Motion Design/Animation. Candidates whose creative experience engages Photographic Media, and/or Time-Based Media are also encouraged to apply. The Art Program is a NASAD-accredited program, offering B.A. and B.F.A degree options. The B.A. is in Art with concentrations in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, and Art Education. The B.F.A. degree is in Studio Art. Majors are encouraged to explore multiple disciplines within the program and make interdisciplinary connections.
The ideal candidate must be passionate about teaching; dedicated to developing meaningful, collegial working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus; eager to contribute their interests and ideas for innovative courses and programs; dedicated to help build cross-disciplinary connections with other programs; committed to take an active role in recruiting and advising art majors and minors; and dedicated to actively contribute to Coker University’s mission. The ideal candidate should have experience working with all levels of undergraduate students and should be comfortable teaching majors and non-majors. Opportunities to teach study away and study abroad courses are also available.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience teaching college-level courses in design, design theory, and/or design history. The successful candidate will have an active record of design research and/or professional graphic design experience. An earned M.F.A. degree (or MDes, etc.) in Graphic Design or a related discipline is required.
- Teach introductory to advanced studio courses in Graphic Design, Typography, and Interaction Design to BA and BFA undergraduate students.
- Assist in maintaining the Mac Lab and managing equipment needs of students.
- Proficiency in current design industry software.
- Participate in curriculum planning, program assessment, and accreditation.
- Demonstrate active learning strategies in the classroom/studio, encouraging all students to succeed regardless of their prior experience in art, design, or within higher education.
- Collaborate with faculty within the School of Visual and Performing arts, as well as across the University.
- Demonstrate an ability to develop curriculum from introductory to advanced levels.
- Experience in and/or willingness to teach stacked courses in which upper level students mentor beginning level students.
- Ability to teach foundational courses and/or general education courses, as needed (to be determined by consultation with program coordinator).
- Experience teaching beyond the graduate school level.
To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of diversity and inclusion, professional portfolio of 20 works with evidence of conceptual development, portfolio of 20 examples of students’ work with descriptions, copies of academic transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate), and complete contact information for three professional references at https://coker.isolvedhire.com/pages/JobOpportunities. Portfolio materials (student and professional) should be uploaded as PDF, JPEG, PowerPoint slides, or dedicated URL. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, application materials should be submitted by January 15, 2023.
Located in Hartsville, South Carolina, and founded in 1908, Coker is a student-centered university granting bachelor’s degrees in 30+ subject areas, including five degrees earned entirely online, and three master’s degrees earned entirely online. Coker is included among the “Best Regional Universities in the South” by U.S. News & World Report and “Best Southeastern Schools” by The Princeton Review. More information is available at coker.edu and cokercobras.com.
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