San Diego State University, School of Art + Design

Position ID:San Diego State University-School of Art + Design-GD [#18084, VPAA# 2021 22-42]
Position Title: Tenure Track Faculty in Graphic Design
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:San Diego, CALIFORNIA 92182, United States
Subject Area: Graphic Design
Appl Deadline:2021/02/19 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/02/04)
Position Description:    

Qualifications: The School of Art and Design at San Diego State University invites applications for an assistant professor tenure track position in Graphic Design as part of a cluster hire to support the African American community. The successful candidate will teach graphic design classes including UX/UI Design, Web Development, Creative Coding, Interactive Media Design, and work with faculty to develop new courses. Applicants must be well versed in global design issues and be committed to interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to teaching and learning. The committee gives preference to candidates who have worked in areas connected to the African American and African diasporas, and also show a strong record in teaching and/or service with Black populations. The successful candidate will share administrative responsibilities in the School of Art and Design and should manifest strong qualities of professionalism and collegiality.

The School of Art is committed to increasing diversity within its curriculum, support programs, as well as in its faculty, staff, and student populations. As we aim to promote an inclusive and supportive environment, we encourage applicants to apply and to identify their strengths in this area. Successful candidates must have the clear potential or demonstrated ability and/or related research to work effectively with and benefit underrepresented populations.

A terminal degree in graphic design, visual studies or interactive media is required. Strong verbal and written communication is necessary. A minimum of two years’ teaching experience is preferred. Candidate will show potential for continuous, ongoing, productive professional growth through published and/or other types of peer-reviewable research.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have full time faculty instruction responsibilities teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses; provide critical insight and direct advanced undergraduate and graduate student research; and contribute to program and Schoolwide curriculum development. Faculty represent the School of Art and Design at community events, participate in service-oriented activities within the university community and the community-at-large, remain active in the profession and in appropriate professional organizations. Every faculty member is expected to assume a fair share of responsibility for non-classroom activities, in order to enhance the collegiality and effectiveness of the School, College, and University, and to promote the stature of SDSU in the community.

SDSU: SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all and we seek applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or a commitment to teaching and working effectively with groups that have been documented as underrepresented in Art and Design and higher education.

Applicants should clearly indicate in the application, either in the letter of interest or in a separate statement, past accomplishments and future plans to: (1) Is committed to engaging in service with African American populations (2) Has demonstrated knowledge of barriers for African American students and faculty (3) Has experience or has demonstrated commitment to teaching and/or mentoring African American students (4) Has experience or has demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of African American populations and communities into research (5) Has experience in or has demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to African Americans (6) Has experience in or has demonstrated commitment to research that engages African American communities (7) Has interest in developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration (8) Has research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education

Applicants must meet at least three of the above criteria.

Applications: Applicants should apply via Interfolio at:

Review of applications will begin February 19, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Additional: The School of Art and Design has 15 full-time faculty members and is part of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts. Approximately 850 Art majors are currently enrolled in the School's undergraduate and graduate programs. The School offers the Bachelor's degree in Art with emphases in studio arts and design; the Master's and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Art with concentrations in studio arts and design; as well as the Bachelor's degree in Art History.

The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA) comprises 10 diverse departments/schools committed to the pursuit of excellence in academic and artistic endeavors geared to enhancing the human enterprise. The College is recognized for its excellent academic programs that prepare students for professional careers in a wide spectrum of artistic, cultural, educational, social and technical fields.

Email inquiries: Arzu Ozkal, Associate Professor Chair, Graphic Design Search Committee, Subject line: Graphic Design Search

EO-1083 Mandated Reporter Statement: The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. as a condition of employment.

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