The Institute for Creative and Collaborative Arts: Art, Communication, Music, and Design at Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in digital design or graphic design beginning in August of 2021. The Institute seeks a dynamic and innovative individual in Art and Design. The candidate will teach in a comprehensive undergraduate BFA and BS degree programs. We are looking for candidates who wish to participate in a collaborative community that fosters independent thought and creativity, embraces the diversity of cultural expression, and cultivates excellence in the making and understanding of Arts. Teaching responsibilities will include Digital Design as well as introductory to upper-level courses in Graphic Design, foundations and General Education courses. All faculty teach courses in both their areas of expertise and courses that meet the needs of our Art and Design degree program and general education curriculum. Faculty at the Institute work collaboratively across campus, embrace experiential learning, and seek vital connections at the intersection of theory and practice. Responsibilities
The successful candidate will teach Digital Design as well as introductory to upper-level courses in Graphic Design, foundations and General Education courses.
The successful candidate is required to provide leadership in the foundations program with responsibilities for area development, oversight of area maintenance, and tech support staff.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a critical understanding of communication problem solving, innovative conceptual and strategic thinking, comprehensive typography, design theory, media technology, aesthetic execution, design process, and historical/contemporary trends.
Curriculum development of courses at the department level
Continued engagement in professional /scholarly activity
Service and outreach – departmental, college and university committees and initiatives including advising of students, and community engagement.
The candidate should have the ability to adapt to technological and philosophical shifts in studio instruction and have the capability to modify courses when needed to meet such shifts.
MFA in Digital Design, Graphic Design, Visual Communication Design, Digital Media & Design, or relevant digital media design discipline from an accredited or internationally recognized institution.
Graduate Assistant teaching experience
Evidence of an active scholarly and/or design practice.
Potential for ongoing effective teaching, service, and scholarship/ creative activity
Fluency and versatility with current industry standard software and technology.
Competent in using Adobe Creative Cloud Software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere, Animate etc.)
Competent in using 3D Digital Modeling software – Rhino, Fusion 360, Blender, etc. (willingness to learn and integrate into program)
Competent in developing or teaching online courses
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Digital or Graphic Design
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system. Richmond, ...the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for the university student and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state .