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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Art: Graphic Design and Foundations
Company Name: Texas Woman's University - Visual Arts
Location: Denton, TX United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 12/02/2021
Expire Date: 02/02/2022
Job Categories: Education
Job Description
Assistant Professor of Art: Graphic Design and Foundations
Type: Full-Time
Posted: 11/08/2021
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Category: Art; +1
Position: Assistant Professor of Art: Graphic Design and Foundations

The Division of Visual Arts at Texas Woman's University invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Art: Graphic Design and Foundations, beginning in Fall 2022.

This position is part of the Texas Woman's University College of Arts and Sciences Arts (CAS) diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) cluster hiring initiative on diversity and social justice that includes multiple searches across the college. The goals of the cluster hire are to 1) recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars; 2) create a network and support system for a diverse community of scholars; 3) support our diverse student population in majors and minors in CAS disciplines; and 4) strengthen the college's course offerings in diversity and social justice that enhance a university-wide core curriculum with a DEI component.

Qualifications: We seek a dedicated, innovative, and collaborative professional with an interdisciplinary approach to Graphic Design and Foundations education who employs new technologies alongside traditional approaches. Ideal candidatesí approach design thinking and design pedagogy as a conceptual component of interdisciplinary strategies and practices. A terminal degree (MFA) with an emphasis in Graphic Design or a related field completed by the time of hire is required. This position requires the ability to teach and develop curriculum for a range of courses in Graphic Design and Visual Arts Foundations, including courses at the undergraduate (BFA) level (foundation/core, intermediate, advanced concentration, cross-disciplinary, and special topics), and also at the graduate (MFA) level (seminars, independent studies, theory and practice), to be delivered face-to-face, in hybrid format, or fully online. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience (as instructor of record) at the college level.

Additional/Preferred Qualifications:

The Division of Visual Arts highly values candidates whose research is informed by Women and Gender Studies and/or social justice-related fields and have prior experience working with diverse student populations. Candidates should be dedicated to serving our diverse community including first-generation, non-traditional, LGBTQIA+, and differently-abled students.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess experience in more than one of the following areas.
Adobe Suite Software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, XD
Augmented Reality and/or Virtual Reality
UXUI, Mobile app design and web-based media
Animation and motion graphics|
Social media design
Game Design
Printmaking
Digital Fabrication
Community/Social Practice and Relational practice
Recruiting Experience
Job Requirements: Tenure track faculty are expected to maintain active and independent research resulting in exhibitions and presentations; and are also expected to participate in service at all levels.

We seek a colleague invested in growing as an educator, who will join us in building accessible, diverse, and inclusive curricula, developing a classroom culture which reflects our values and mission of social justice and responsibility. All faculty are expected to serve the Divisionís goals and teach in ways that support interdisciplinary approaches, hybrid formats, conceptual rigor, and collaboration. With a collaborative spirit, this new colleague will have the opportunity to support and expand the Graphic Design undergraduate program and develop Graphic Design courses in our recently revised interdisciplinary-focused MFA in Studio Art. Faculty in this role will have an interdisciplinary approach to design instruction and pedagogy, with strong roots in design theory and practice, and emphasis in emerging technologies and applications. This candidate should also have a background in visual arts foundations course development and will teach courses for the Visual Arts core, which serves both Graphic Design and Studio Art tracks. In addition to teaching foundations coursework, this new colleague will be expected to lead efforts in curriculum revision to the foundations area of the BFA program, develop systems to support GTAs and adjuncts who teach these courses, and implement structures to ensure consistency in course content and assessment.

Alongside their teaching responsibilities, Visual Arts faculty must maintain a scholarly practice in the form of creative/research activities, as well as serve the division, school, college, university, community and discipline through service. The faculty member's creative and research activity should make a significant contribution to the discipline's body of new knowledge, reflecting high standards of quality; and must regularly share the results of that activity in respected national and international venues and formats.

Participation in committee service and activities are required within the division, as well as within one's professional community. Our ideal candidate fosters connections, collaborations, and creates community at multiple levels internally and externally. Service activity will include but not be limited to graduate student supervision; coordination of student activities and student exhibitions; serving on School/University committees; participating in open houses, portfolio reviews, attending exhibition openings; and contributing to recruitment efforts for the Division's undergraduate and graduate programs. Joint recruitment efforts will include strategizing and implementing community-focused outreach, recruitment efforts, and cultivation of relationships in the design and foundations communities.

Please submit the following materials as individual PDF files:

Application letter
Curriculum vitae
Diversity and inclusion statement
Teaching philosophy
Artist's Statement
20 images of your own work
20 images of student work
Unofficial graduate transcripts
Name and contact information of three references willing to provide a letter upon request
Sample syllabi
Optional: Examples of Recruiting Initiatives
Deadline: January 03, 2022 or until filled.

About the Division of Visual Arts

The TWU Division of Visual Arts offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.), and Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degrees in art. Our programs have been recently revised with a more interdisciplinary approach in all degrees. The BFA in Art includes tracks in Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Art Education. The MA includes tracks in Art History and Visual Studies (with a secondary concentration in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies, or Studio Art), and Art Education. These programs are designed to prepare visual artists, scholars and/or educators who are well grounded in studio art practices, history and criticism of art, and professional practices. The Division strives to build the student's awareness of context, purpose, creative and aesthetic inquiry, critical theory and practice, historical and contemporary trends, professional responsibility and personal voice in the visual arts. Integrating studio and theoretical studies, the various programs provide a comprehensive approach to art learning, which facilitates a collaborative, cooperative, and supportive community. The faculty, staff and students are very active in their pursuits of excellence in their disciplines. Gallery showings, juried exhibitions, conference presentations, publications and positions with many well respected universities and arts organizations are some of the ways that the Division of Visual Arts continues to excel in all areas of the arts.

About the School:

The School of Arts and Design at Texas Woman's University aims to develop an appreciation and understanding of the arts as expressions of personal and cultural experience and to prepare individuals, particularly women, for professional work in the arts. The School of Arts and Design includes the Divisions of Dance, Music, Theatre, Fashion, and Visual Arts.

Application Information:

Email Address: facultyjobs@twu.edu please put the job title and the IRC39036 in the subject line of the email.

TWU strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, genetic information, or against qualified disabled persons.
Qualifications & Requirements
Qualifications: We seek a dedicated, innovative, and collaborative professional with an interdisciplinary approach to Graphic Design and Foundations education who employs new technologies alongside traditional approaches. Ideal candidatesí approach design thinking and design pedagogy as a conceptual component of interdisciplinary strategies and practices. A terminal degree (MFA) with an emphasis in Graphic Design or a related field completed by the time of hire is required. This position requires the ability to teach and develop curriculum for a range of courses in Graphic Design and Visual Arts Foundations, including courses at the undergraduate (BFA) level (foundation/core, intermediate, advanced concentration, cross-disciplinary, and special topics), and also at the graduate (MFA) level (seminars, independent studies, theory and practice), to be delivered face-to-face, in hybrid format, or fully online. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience (as instructor of record) at the college level.
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Company Name: Texas Woman's University - Visual Arts
Contact Email:facultyjobs@twu.edu
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