The Art Department at St. Cloud State University seeks an individual to teach a variety of undergraduate graphic design courses as well as foundation courses within the BFA major. Independent artist/designers with an active practice, engagement within the design field and knowledge of current digital technologies are strongly encouraged to apply.
The position is housed in a department that serves 200 studio art, graphic design, art education, and art history students. The Department of Art is part of the School of the Arts within the College of Liberal Arts and has a strong commitment to contemporary art and design education. Cross-disciplinary research and collaboration are encouraged in the department and university. The Kiehle Visual Arts Center sits on the banks of the Mississippi River, sixty miles north of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, home to the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Both the Twin Cities and St. Cloud have thriving design communities as well as a range of galleries and art centers. St. Cloud State University is a comprehensive university of approximately 14,000 students and is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester. Course load includes teaching Introduction to Graphic Design (Typography) and Systems/Information Design courses in Fall semester, Digital Print Production and Professional Practice courses in Spring semester, and a Computer Studio foundations course (Intro to Adobe Creative Suite), in both Fall and Spring. The successful candidate will also mentor and advise graphic design majors who seek careers as design professionals as well as work with graphic design minor students.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform assignment effectively; 2) conduct scholarly achievement or research; 3) continue preparation and study in 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
Demonstrated effectiveness of teaching in higher education, which may include teaching assistantships.
Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Professional experience as a designer
Application review begins January 21, 2019; position is open until filled. Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the each of the following as a PDF document:
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)
20 images of candidate's professional work (or related materials)
Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
Copies of Transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD); if advanced to finalist, official transcripts will be required.
*Note: Each required document must be uploaded for your application to be considered complete for review.
Why Work For Us
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About ST. 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.