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  1. Adjunct Faculty in Illustration at St. John's University The Institution St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. Commitment to Inclusion A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.  Division/Department Information The Department of Art and Design at St. John’s University invites applications for an adjunct position in Illustration, to begin January 2021. The Department is located on the Queens campus in New York City, and offers BFA degrees in Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, and Fine Art and an MA in Museum Studies. The mission of the Department, since the first degree program was offered in 1963, is to provide a rich and challenging educational environment that emphasizes the creation of visually sophisticated works and concurrently develops the whole person: intellectually, ethically, and critically. Students in the 132-credit NASAD accredited Illustration program complete a rigorous program of coursework followed by a capstone course and internship or thesis. Responsibilities The Department of Art and Design at St. John’s University in Queens, NY is seeking an adjunct faculty member to teach Illustration II. The course is a project-based studio course taken by Illustration majors during the second semester of their Junior year. It will be offered as an online synchronous class and will meet twice a week Mondays and Thursday mornings during the Spring 2021 semester. Qualifications The ideal candidate will be an experienced illustrator who is currently working in the field and has college level teaching experience. Applicants should have experience in digital painting and vector drawing and work in one or more of the following areas: editorial and narrative illustration, illustrated books, comic, storyboarding, visual narrative, graphic design, illustration for UI/UX design, social media and/or other multiple media applications. Candidates should have a Master of Fine Arts degree or equivalent experience; some online teaching experience is preferred. Application Process Submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; link(s) to an online portfolio (or an attached PDF) documenting evidence of professional excellence and if applicable links to an online portfolio (or an attached PDF) of student work including up to 20 examples of student outcomes. A list of three references will be required of finalists. St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education. Job Location Queens, New York, United States Position Type Part-Time https://stjohnsedu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=218668&jobboardid=101
  2. Thanks to Heather Quinn at DePaul University for sharing this post about different strategies for teaching without hogging all the bandwidth! Videoconferencing Alternatives: How Low-Bandwidth Teaching Will Save Us All By Daniel StanfordMarch 16, 2020Read time: 7 minutes When we try to replicate classroom experiences in an online environment, it’s easy to think of video conferencing as our go-to tool for all sorts of learning objectives—and for good reason. Most of us have participated in a video conference at work or had a video chat with friends or family at some point. We like the idea of being able to see and hear our students while interacting with them in real time just like we do when teaching face to face. But there are two key factors that make this approach problematic. (click above to read more)...
  3. Artist as Activist Funding from the The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist provides game-changing resources to artists of all disciplines– including visual and performing arts, new media, design, and other creative professions–who address important global challenges through their creative practice. The program is comprised of three distinct grant opportunities: Individual fellowships to U.S.-based artists and art collectives with a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work toward a social or political action Travel & research grants for similarly focused artists General operating support to organizations that have been exemplars in supporting artists who work at the intersection of art and social justice.
  4. The Wolfsonian's Fellowships Since its inception in 1995, our fellowship program has supported projects from a wide range of academic fields to promote scholarly research on The Wolfsonian's collection. Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at the museum, generally for periods of 3–4 weeks. Fellows receive: A stipend Accommodations Round-trip travel The program is open to holders of master's or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and others with a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Scholars from outside of the U.S. are eligible. Applicants are encouraged to email research@thewolf.fiu.edu to discuss their project prior to submitting an application. Applications for 2018–19 are due December 31, 2017.
  5. A couple of the 2018 Design Incubation Fellows reported using Zotero to keep track of their notes, correct cite and reference other sources and to generally help them organize writing projects. I'm a bit old school having developed a relatively inefficient system before platforms like Zotero were born but I want to give it a try for my next writing Please add to this post with any other resources that might help design writers be more efficient. Zotero is a free, open-source research tool that helps you collect, organize, and analyze research and share it in a variety of ways. Zotero includes the best parts of older reference manager software — the ability to store author, title, and publication fields and to export that information as formatted references — and the best aspects of modern software and web applications, such as the ability to organize, tag, and search in advanced ways. Zotero interacts seamlessly with online resources: when it senses you are viewing a book, article, or other object on the web, it can automatically extract and save complete bibliographic references. Zotero effortlessly transmits information to and from other web services and applications, and it runs both as a web service and offline on your personal devices.
  6. Hey Ladies and Guys who support your female colleagues, this fellowship seems super interesting and its a whopping $150k! Its only for Junior Faculty so send the info along to your favorite junior faculty asap. The J&J WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program will help develop female leaders and support innovation in the STEM2D disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, Design) by funding six women at critical points in their research careers through a Scholar’s Award.
  7. For all of you who now have time on your hands and are looking for some fun design facts to spice up your summer - check out... Design Facts http://www.designfacts.org/
  8. A few years ago I had the dubious distinction of being the only tenured faculty at a round table about tenure and promotion run by Aaron Ganci from Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University. Out of the 8 or 10 people at the table only 2 reported every "hearing" about a design faculty receiving good mentoring. Fortunately this group doesn't represent all faculty and there are many wonderful senior faculty out there who spend countless hours mentoring junior faculty. Still it is a bit of luck of the draw. And some junior faculty are clearly adrift as they make their way through the tenure and promotion process. This resource does a good job of talking about mentoring both from the standpoint of the mentor and the mentee. Please share any advice, experiences or resources you have had with effective mentoring and career advice. Giving-and-Getting-Career-Advice-UMichigan-ADVANCE.pdf
  9. That's a great point about target and positioning. Sometimes an author might have a vision and be able to engage with an audience via a funding source like kick-starter and successfully self-publish a book. The differences in how institutions view self-publishing (and publishing in general) are super interesting and seem very varied. Self-publishing would be looked down on at my own institution but if one could show impact (sales figures, citations, references in other media etc.), that would be counted. There seems to be quite a bit of diversity in how publishing and more specifically self-publishing is regarded when the author is going through tenure or promotion. I'd love to hear how other institutions view self-publishing – please let us know by responding to this thread.
  10. Self-publishing has really come into its own. In the past self-publishing has sometimes gotten a bad name because of lack of editorial oversight and not all P&T committees will count self-published writing for tenure. But lulu, blurb, and amazon and other print-on-demand services mean that anyone can get their ideas out to readers. In my experience, self-publishing is ideal for topics and writing that are unusual and/or not immediately relatable to traditional publishers. I've published a few books but always traditional channels where they've been accepted through the editorial process and/or peer-review. I'd love to learn more about self-publishing! Please share information about the nuts and bolts of how its done as well as why one might choose to self-publish design writing and creative work. I'm including images of two of my favorite self-published books and magazines and hopefully their authors, James Panafino and Garth Walker will tell us more about their creative and editorial process. BTW - Pannafino has sold as many or more of his book Interaction Design: A Visual Guide than any of my own books. And Walker's Ijusi never fails to keep me interested with wacky graphics and on-point content.
  11. Have you ever wondered where to publish design writing? We put together the a list of publishers, academic journals and some trade magazines for the Design Incubation Fellows and wanted to share it out. The journals on the list aren't ranked so some might be better than others for tenure and promotion. The good news is that if your work gets accepted, there are so many venues you could publish in a different journal every month for a couple years! Please help grow the list by posting suggestions for new additions. 2017_Journals_Publishers.pdf Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education Curriculum and Instruction Design Issues Design and Culture Design Philosophy Papers Design Principles and Practices Design and Technology Education Eye [crossover with trade] FORMakademisk Info Design Journal International Journal of Design Iridescent [online only] Journal of Communication Design Journal of Design Research International Journal of Design Education Journal of Design Research Journal of Education through the Arts Journal of Material Thinking The International Journal of Design in Society The International Journal of Visual Design The International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation Journal of Design History Leonardo: Art Science and Technology Plot - Parsons Design Studies student journal The Design Journal The Idea Journal TRACEY West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture Word and Image Visible Language Visual Studies Trade: Metropolis, How, Print, Communication Arts, Wallpaper, Interactions, 3x3, Justapoz, Computer Arts, Layers, CMYK, Digital Arts, FORM, Web Designer Art Journal Art Bulletin Bulletins of the Serving Library Interiors: Design/Architecture/Culture Dialectic/ AIGA
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