Art General Design - Assistant Professor Tenure Track California State University, San Bernardino
Overview The Department of Art & Design at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2020.
The Design Program in the Department of Art & Design at California State University San Bernardino seeks to appoint an innovative and versatile design educator, with a broad range of design skills - across graphic design, branding, marketing, 3D design, product design, web and mobile platform design, digital motion graphics - and a commitment to the professional practice of graphic design for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Candidates should have at least five years industry experience working as a designer; and broad training that includes strong foundations in typography, aesthetics, and conceptual development applied across media. An ideal candidate will have University teaching experience also. Applicants should display evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills as well.
The Department of Art & Design, as part of the College of Arts & Letters at CSUSB, offers a BA in Art, with five concentrations (Art History, Visual Studies, Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Graphic Design & Marketing), plus an MFA program in Studio Art. The department serves approximately 500 students in its majors per year, plus other students from across the campus. The core approach taken to teaching across all the areas of the department focuses on visual and material literacy, as well as critical and discursive analysis of art, design and other cultural productions. Students that we serve gain a broad base of skills in the areas of art and design making, as well as research, critical thinking, problem solving, and writing. Through our programs we strongly encourage an open approach to understanding how all aspects of art, design and cultural production contribute to imperatives of diversity and community engagement.
CSUSB actively encourages qualified applicants to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population and advancing student success through highly engaged, high impact educational practices. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups. California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB's ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.
At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Typical Activities The successful candidate will: teach into the design program's schedule of classes at all undergraduate levels; perform committee duties at department, college and university levels; continue their professional and/or research work in their area of specialization; and, broaden links to local, regional and national communities within their area of expertise in order to promote and further student success. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.
In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at https://www.csusb.edu/strategic-plan.
Minimum Qualifications A MFA in Design or equivalent graduate qualification is required by time of appointment. Also, five years working in industry is required.
Desired Qualifications: Demonstration of some university level teaching experience.
Supplemental Information To applyplease submit the following required documents:
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Cover Letter that includes:
a. A statement of your teaching philosophy.
b. A statement of your research experience and goals.
c. A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan.
3) If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
4) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
5) Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.
6) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).
Formal review of applications will begin December 6, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Information regarding CSUSB's Department of Art & Design can be found at https://cal.csusb.edu/art.
If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2581292. Salary is commensurate with experience. 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.
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.
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.