The Department of Art 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 artists/designers with an active practice, engagement within the design field and knowledge of current technologies are strongly encouraged to apply.
The position is housed in a department that6 serves more than 200 studio art, graphic design, art education and art history students. the Department of Art is part of the School of the 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 of the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of the 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 12000 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 in Fall includes teaching two introduction to Graphic Design courses and a Computer Studio Foundation course based on Adobe Creative Suite. course load in Spring includes teaching a variety of three intermediate graphic design courses (3D problems: Package-Signage-Exhibition Design, Web Design and Digital Printer Production).
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.
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 demonstrative ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds
Professional experience as a designer
Evidence of online teaching
Evidence of collaborative design work across arts and sciences disciplines
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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.