Assistant Professor- Interactive/Graphic Design

Missouri Western State University in Missouri

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 18, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- INTERACTIVE/GRAPHIC DESIGN-  The Department of Art in the School of Fine Arts at Missouri Western State University welcomes applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Art to begin August, 2014. The ideal candidate should possess a thorough knowledge of web design, user-interface design, usability, and mobile application design. We are looking for an effective communicator dedicated to being part of a thriving learning community. Teaching assignments may include Interactive Design, Website and Mobile Design, Graphic Design, and Animation courses with industry-standard equipment and workflow. The successful candidate will teach foundation studio courses and graduate courses as required; participate actively on program and university wide committees and projects; advise students; among other activities.

REQUIRED: MFA in graphic design, interactive media, visual communication design or a closely related field and be strongly committed to teaching and working as a collegial team member. Candidate must have a solid background in web and visual communication design with experience in HTML/HTML5, CSS3, WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite. An excellent working knowledge of Mac computers, Epson printers, and other appropriate software is required. The ability to encourage critical thinking and problem solving is essential. PREFERRED: Industry experience and a record of effective teaching in higher education. Additional experience in other media and concentration area that may include illustration, drawing, 2D design, animation or game design is welcomed. To be considered as a viable candidate, applicants must address all requirements for this position in their letter of application and/or portfolio. The portfolio that should reflect the requirements and preferences of the position description as posted and consist of 20 images (PDFs, website address) of the applicants portfolio plus a minimum of 10 images of student work, if available. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided.

Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, portfolio, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. AA/EOE