The School of Art and Design at San Diego State University (SDSU) seeks to appoint graphic design faculty, with a focus on interactive media, UX/UI, web and mobile platform design, and a commitment to the professional practice of graphic design for a tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor, to start August 2020.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Faculty responsibilities typically include eighteen contact hours per week. Candidates are required to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in graphic design, provide design and technological expertise, critical insight, and direct advanced undergraduate and graduate student research. Collaboration and coordination with part-time instructors is expected, as well as involvement in curriculum development. Faculty represent the School of Art and Design at community events, participate in service-oriented activities within the university community and the community-at-large, remain active in the profession and in appropriate professional organizations. Every faculty member is expected to assume a fair share of responsibility for non-classroom activities, in order to enhance the collegiality and effectiveness of the School, College, and University, and to promote the stature of SDSU in the community.
Hold a terminal degree in graphic design or other relevant advanced degrees.
Current or recent college-level teaching experience.
Demonstrate expertise in design theory, history, and criticism, graphic design foundations, typography, print and screen based design.
A high-profile record of research/creative accomplishment.
A strong commitment to working with diverse student populations.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND INTERESTS
A broad vision on innovative curricula development.
Experience incorporating interactive media, UX design, UI design, web design in the classroom.
An understanding of the responsibility of a public university to encourage and to support freedom of expression and academic freedom. ?
SALARY AND RANK
Salary commensurate with experience.
Applicants should submit a letter of intent summarizing the candidate’s qualifications (including a statement of leadership philosophy), a full curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/67221
The School of Art + Design is committed to practicing policies of inclusion, diversity, access, and equity in student advising, faculty hiring and mentoring, and the tenure and promotion process. We encourage applicants whose teaching experience and/or research activities demonstrate commitment to working with underrepresented populations and ?communities. Please visit our website for information about the School and its programs: .
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
With more than 1500 faculty and over 36,000 students, San Diego State University is one of the largest universities in the western United States. Located in a large and ethnically diverse metropolitan center bordering Mexico and on the Pacific Rim, the University uses the social, cultural, scientific, and technical resources of this region to enrich its teaching and research programs. SDSU celebrated its centennial in 1997 and currently offers the Bachelor's degree in 95 areas, the Master's degree in 78, and the Doctorate in 22. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university, and a Hispanic-serving institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. SDSU is an established and acknowledged leader in the 23-campus California State University system. Web site: http://www.sdsu.edu.
THE COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AND FINE ARTS
The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts comprises 10 diverse departments / schools committed to the pursuit of excellence in academic and artistic endeavors intended to enhance the human enterprise. The College is recognized for its excellent academic programs that prepare students for professional careers in a wide spectrum of artistic, cultural, educational, social, and technical fields. The College highly values interdisciplinary studies. Web site: http://psfa.sdsu.edu/
SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN
The School of Art + Design facilitates successful undergraduate and graduate student learning regarding the evolution, theory, and practice of art, design, and art history, preparing future artists to make vital contributions through these disciplines to their immediate communities and the global society. The School offers Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts degrees in the visual arts. Students in the School have access to comprehensive studios specifically designed to develop art in a wide range of media. Facilities for specific emphases include: woodworking, ferrous and non-ferrous metalwork, painting, printmaking, ceramics, color and black & white darkrooms, large format digital printing, 3D rapid prototyping, and high-end computing for design, multimedia, and video production. Web site: http://art.sdsu.edu/
Arts Alive SDSU is dedicated to providing opportunities for all students, faculty, and staff at San Diego State University to engage in the arts as an integral part of a comprehensive education that promotes creative research, interdisciplinary collaboration, professional innovation, and personal enrichment on campus and in the community. Arts Alive works to raise awareness of the vibrant arts programming at SDSU, while increasing attendance at SDSU arts events both on- and off-campus. Arts Alive facilitates collaborations among students and faculty in the arts, humanities, and sciences in courses that apply artistic practices as a mode of critical inquiry. All of this serves to develop a national profile for SDSU as a progressive educational institution, providing arts-based models of interdisciplinary research, community engagement, and program assessment. Web site: http://artsalive.sdsu.edu/
EO-1083 Mandated Reporter Statement: The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. as a condition of employment.
The mission of San Diego State University is to provide research-oriented, high-quality education for under - graduate and graduate students and to contribute to the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service. The university strives to impart an appreciation and broad understanding of the human experience throughout the world and the ages. This education extends to diverse cultural legacies and accomplishments in many areas, such as the arts and technology; the advancement of human thought, including philosophy and science; the development of economic, political, and social institutions; and the physical and biological evolution of humans and their environment. San Diego State University pursues its mission through its many diverse departments and interdisciplinary programs in the creative and performing arts, the humanities, the sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.
Academic and Community Engagement — San Diego State University is a community of leaders committed to student success and life-changing opportunities for students, such as study abroad, under - graduate research, leadership training, and entrepreneurial exp...eriences. SDSU is the oldest higher education institution in the San Diego region, and our deep community roots provide access to internships, mentoring relation - ships, and volunteer opportunities that complement and enhance the classroom experience. SDSU is an academically rich university that provides endless possibilities for students: bachelor’s degrees in 96 areas, master’s degrees in 80 fields, and 21 doctoral degrees (Ph.D., Ed.D., Au.D., and D.P.T.). SDSU is a place for the best and brightest to dream of who they will become and to make those dreams a reality.
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - Diversity is a hallmark of San Diego State University, where students from all backgrounds achieve excellence and success. The university has been recognized nationally for large increases in graduation rates and for nearly eliminating achievement gaps among ethnic and racial groups. SDSU’s campus reflects the diversity of our region and the world beyond. Stu - dents from more than 90 nations con - tribute to SDSU’s dynamic mix of ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds. SDSU tied for No. 7 in the nation for ethnic and racial diversity, received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for five consecutive years, is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving institution, and is one of the top universities in economic diversity. More than half of our students and 43 percent of our tenure-track faculty members are women. We are a national model for educating military veterans, and we rank as one of the most LGBTQ+-friendly campuses in the nation. Through our “One SDSU Community” initiative, our campus fosters shared experiences, values, and aspirations that embrace our unique identities, respect our diversity, and recognize our common humanity.
Education and Global Perspectives — One of our goals at SDSU is to prepare global citizens. From curriculum content and cultural campus activities to international research and exchange programs, we are creating a global experience that will be transformational for our students. SDSU ranks No. 5 in the nation in the number of students who study abroad to gain new perspectives and to grow personally and intellectually. More than 3,000 SDSU students study abroad each year in more than 70 countries, including the United Kingdom, China, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. Our campus-based academic programs reinforce this global perspective. These programs include the Center for International Business Education and Research; the Center for Latin American Studies; the International Security and Conflict Resolution degree program; and the International Business program, which ranks No. 12 in the nation.
Research and Creative Endeavors — San Diego State is a leading public research university with a thriving research agenda and competitive awards totaling over $134 million in 2017-2018 — including funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the California Department of Health Services. Undergraduate research and entrepreneurship are hallmarks of SDSU. Stu - dents collaborate with faculty and staff in on-campus laboratories to address national and global challenges, and they create new companies and social enterprises in our entrepreneurship and innovation centers. More than 90 SDSU students have earned prestigious Fulbright awards since 2005, while other students have received Gilman International Scholarships, Boren Awards for International Study, the Udall Scholarship for environmental work, and Gates Cambridge Scholarships.
Leadership Starts Here — SDSU lives by the ethos “Leadership Starts Here” – a pretty bold statement. It is also a promise – one that our students keep every day by focusing on academic excellence and engaging society’s challenges. SDSU’s legacy of leadership is found in research and innovation, entrepreneur - ship, community engagement, and global competition. SDSU alumni lead governments, businesses and organizations throughout the world. They are legislators, CEOs, company presidents and founders, school administrators, and engineers. Aztecs run biotech companies, accounting firms, restaurant chains, film studios, and hospitals, just to name a few.