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Assistant Professor of Graphic Designer

  • Richmond Campus
  • College of Letters, Arts & Soc Sciences
  • Fulltime Faculty

Title: Assistant Professor of Graphic Designer

Position Type: Fulltime Faculty

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 21R010 - College of Letters, Arts & Soc Sci

Division: 2R0000 - Academic Affairs

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Non-Driver

FLSA: Exempt

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Posted Salary Grade: Faculty Full Time - 01

Retirement:   KTRS 

Contact Person: Shannon McCarthy


Job Summary/Basic Functions

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 Graphic Design beginning in August of 2023.

The Institute seeks a dynamic and innovative individual in Art and Design to teach in comprehensive undergraduate BFA and BS degree programs. We are looking for candidates who seek 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 teaching from 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 programs 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.

The successful candidate will teach courses in introductory to upper-level courses in Graphic Design, foundations, and General Education courses.
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 to respond to the needs of evolving program offerings for a diverse student population.


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Minimum Qualifications

Education: 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.
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, XD etc.)
Competent in using 3D Digital Modeling software – Rhino, Fusion 360, Blender, etc. (willingness to learn and integrate into program)
Competent in developing and teaching online courses


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Preferred Qualifications:

Two or more years full-time teaching experience from introductory through advanced courses
Professionally active with a record of creative achievement that may include commissions, peer-reviewed recognition, conference presentations and/or publications
Curriculum development of courses at the department and college level
Experience with emerging digital technologies as they relate to the creative process and professional practice of Graphic or Digital Design
Previous experience with an online course management system (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, Sakai, Moodle) preferred
Prior e-learning and learning management system (LMS) experience
Graduate Assistant teaching experience

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Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the needs of the unit, available sponsorship budget, and the qualifications of the candidate.

Funding Source: Institutional

Open Until Filled: No

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AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.


Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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