Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Digital Media

University of North Florida

United States

January 6, 2022

Description

Posting Details Job Title Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Digital Media

Position Number 312840 Requisition Number B07672 Position Type Faculty 9-10 Months Class Code Time-limited through N/A Type of Appointment Full-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Position Sub-Type Regular Length of Appointment 9 months Internal Recruitment? No Working Hours varies Department Art and Design Organization COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES Division Academic Affairs - DIV College College of Arts and Sciences Approved Hiring Salary Range 60,000 to negotiable Pay Basis Annually Equal Opportunity

In 2020, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the HEED institutions and was recognized as a 2020 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who reports discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of university regulation.

Carnegie

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University's collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF's mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

Faculty Initiatives

The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

General Description / Primary Purpose

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at the University of North Florida invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in Graphic Design and Digital Media to begin in August of 2022.

The University of North Florida's Department of Art, Art History, and Design is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Department comprises six major areas of undergraduate study: Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design and Digital Media, Painting/Drawing/Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture. The Department expands learning opportunities for students and provides professional enrichment for faculty and staff through a partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF. In addition, the Department maintains an extensive permanent teaching collection of approximately 500 works by world-renowned artists.

The Graphic Design and Digital Media (GDDM) program is a competitive limited-access BFA program of study that prepares students for professional practice in visual communication. The curriculum emphasizes design process and principles, technical skills and production methods, and research-driven problem-solving that considers social impact as well as commercial potential. Coursework focuses on print publications, branding and identity programs, typographic design, packaging, UI/UX, and screen-based experiences

The GDDM program seeks a graphic design professor to teach a combination of foundation-level design and specialty courses. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about working with pre-majors to help them develop the fundamental skills necessary for success and advancement in the GDDM program. They will bring their own creative experience and professional expertise into the classroom, and will be dedicated to integrating new technology into the curriculum in innovative ways.

In addition to teaching, the candidate must show ongoing excellence in research, scholarship and/or creative activity. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an outstanding approach to their own creative research through projects, writings, lectures, and other creative activity. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

Essential Duties

Job Function

Teaching: Course load is a 3/3 with an opportunity to teach in the summer sessions. Research/Scholarship: Faculty is required to develop a research and scholarly agenda which is outlined in the departmental guidelines. Service: Faculty is required to serve on university committees, local, national, international boards, professional organizations and/or other service to the community.

Percentage Of Time 100

Marginal Functions

N/A

Required Qualifications Faculty Position Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have an M.F.A. degree or terminal degree in Graphic Design or related field from an accredited institution in graphic design or a related field at the time of appointment in August of 2022.

Expert knowledge of design principles, typography, layout, and process—in both print and digital media—is required as demonstrated by a creative portfolio.

Demonstrated experience with practicing, teaching, or researching in two or more of the following areas: typography, publication design, identity design, motion design, interaction design, UI/UX design, art direction, social design, design research, or data visualization.

Candidates must show evidence of advanced technical and production skills using the most current Macintosh operating system, Adobe Creative Cloud, and other design-related software. Excellent communication, collaboration, and organization skills are essential. Applicants should be current on standard Adobe CC applications and relevant web prototyping tools. A working knowledge of printing, bindery equipment, sound and lighting equipment is a plus.

Departmental Requirements

N/A

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition

Background Check: This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University's policy, this position may also require a credit check.

Foreign Influence Review : Pursuant to Florida Statute 1010.35, this position requires additional information from all applicants seeking research or research-related positions prior to an interview or offer of employment. Applicants MUST fully complete the Foreign Influence Review section of their application. Additional documents (e.g., passport) may be required based on form responses.

Responsible Employee: The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University's Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or Certification

The ideal candidate will hold an MFA from an accredited institution in graphic design or a related field, two or more years of college-level teaching experience or graphic design industry work experience, and a background in motion, UI/UX, web, application, interaction or emerging media design.

Machines/Equipment used regularly

N/A

Anticipated Start Date 08/08/2022 Job Posting Date 10/07/2021 Application Review Date 01/06/2022 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Point of Contact Information David Begley, (904) 620-3816 Hiring Official David Begley Location if not Jacksonville N/A Special Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at www. unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position.

Required Supplemental Documents:

  • Cover letter detailing your professional activity and how it resonates with the position criteria
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts (finalists will be required to submit official transcripts)
  • Portfolio of personal/professional work (labeled), no more than 20 examples
  • Department Specific Document : Portfolio of student work (labeled), no more than 20 examples
  • Example of a course syllabus, course assignments
  • Foreign Passport
  • DS-160
  • REQUIRED if the applicant answers yes to Question1/Section A within Foreign Influence Review Section of the application.

    List of three professional references with contact information must be included in the application. References will be contacted to provide a letter of recommendation.

    Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Blake Coglianese 904-620-3802 or email blake.coglianese@unf.edu. All applications and documents must be submitted by January 6, 2022.

    If invited to campus the following materials will need to be mailed by February 24, 2022: 1. Official Transcripts

    Mail to: University of North Florida Dept of Art, Art History & Design 45/2022 1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224

    ATTN: Search POS #312840 graphics

    Quicklink https: // www. unfjobs.org/postings/18001

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  • Statement of Teaching/Advising Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio
  • Department Specific: See Special Instructions
  • Sample Course Syllabus
  • Optional Documents

  • Passport
  • DS-160
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