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  1. https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/64841 Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The Department of Art at the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Print and Expanded Media, beginning in August 2019. We seek candidates who embrace hybridity in an expanding field of theory and practice, and who are actively engaged in investigations of technologies that augment and influence contemporary print media. The candidate’s creative practice should reflect the ability to work within an interdisciplinary department and a print program that blends traditional processes with new media and digital augmentation. These practices may include but are not limited to: multiples, photography, performance, sculpture, installation, digital fabrication, physical computing and kinetic or other time-based approaches. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. The Department of Art is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Minorities and women who explore themes of identity, social categorizations, intersectionality, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. This search is contingent upon the continued availability of funds. Expectations/Responsibilities Research: Maintain an active practice of creative research with a national and international trajectory through exhibition, publication, curatorial projects and other engagement in contemporary art. Teaching: ● Teach two undergraduate courses per semester in a range of printed media courses based upon the applicant’s areas of expertise. ● Advise and mentor MFA students in all disciplines on an individual basis, and take part in semester reviews with the collective graduate faculty. ● Advise and mentor undergraduate students in our Departmental Honors Program on an individual basis, and participate in a variety of group critiques with the collective Honors faculty. ● Serve as Director or committee member on MFA thesis committees. Service: ● Provide guidance in the adoption of emerging technologies in the Department of Art across disciplines, with particular attention paid to the digital media and print programs. ● Interact with academic units across campus on research and curricular initiatives regarding the implementation of new technologies. ● Participate in the oversight and administration of print media and related facilities within the Department of Art. ● Participate in the ongoing governance of the Department of Art. Minimum Qualifications: ● MFA or equivalent terminal degree. ● Demonstrable investment in the uses and implications of emerging technologies in the field of the printed image. ● A record of active creative research, as demonstrated through exhibition, publication or other creative practice that demonstrates a potential for national or international recognition. Preferences: In addition to the minimum qualifications, one or more of the following would be advantageous for an applicant: ● 2 years full time college-level teaching or equivalent. ● Involvement in and ability to teach studio, art theory and critical issues courses focusing on agency and social identity in contemporary art. ● Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues and students, particularly in interdisciplinary and collaborative environments. ● Experience with curatorial projects. ● Experience with exhibition installation and design. Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Required Documents: 1. Cover letter that addresses creative research interests, teaching philosophy, diversity and community engagement. 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. List of three references (name, title and affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email) 4. A PDF Portfolio of applicant’s work. Links to online work may be included. 5. A PDF Teaching portfolio including course syllabi, student work created within the past 5 years and any related materials. Website URL may also be included. Optional Documents 1. Writing Sample Posting Date:11/06/2018
  2. Middle Tennessee State University’s Art & Design Department seeks applicants for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Graphic Design. Start date for these positions is August 1, 2019. The ideal candidate for the Interactive Design position (415080) will have extensive professional, creative-industry experience in traditional print and digital graphic design media. Applicants should exhibit a mastery of graphic design skills; have comprehensive knowledge of design principles; demonstrate a solid understanding of typography in their work; possess knowledge of UI/UX design trends and theories; exhibit expertise in traditional and new design industry-standard software; have professional, creative-industry experience; and recognition for their achievements in the field. MFA in Graphic Design or a comparable MFA/terminal degree in an affiliated discipline. The successful candidate for the Illustration position (122250) will have extensive professional experience in traditional and digital illustration mediums. Applicants should demonstrate a mastery of drawing/illustration skills; have a comprehensive knowledge of current illustration trends, techniques, software, and theories; should have a comprehensive knowledge of Adobe Suite design programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. MFA in Graphic Design, Illustration or a comparable MFA/terminal degree in an affiliated discipline. Applicants should have a unique artistic/design aesthetic, approach, and professional portfolio. To apply or for more detailed information visit http://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu. MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. More about Middle Tennessee State University (https://www.mtsu.edu/about/index.php): Middle Tennessee State University, situated at the geographic center of the state in Murfreesboro, is the No. 1 producer of graduates for the Greater Nashville economy and vital partner in the state’s goal of 55 percent of its citizens having a post-secondary credential by 2025. It is also the top destination for transfer students in Tennessee and the No. 1 choice for the state’s adult learners. MTSU houses a wide variety of nationally recognized academic degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. The University is composed of eight undergraduate colleges, offering more than 40 departments and more than 140 degree programs. The College of Graduate Studies offers more than 100 degree programs. We have invested more than $800 million in new facilities on our Murfreesboro campus. Most noticeably, our three-building Science Corridor of Innovation, with our 250,000-square-foot, $147 million Science Building as its centerpiece, represents one of the most significant investments made by the state of Tennessee toward the enhancement of science and technology education. MTSU’s University Honors College, the first in the state, offers an ivy-league experience for high-ability students. MTSU is one of just 108 colleges and universities recognized recently by the Chronicle of Higher Education for its high production of Fulbright Scholars, placing it alongside universities such as Duke, Harvard, and Yale. No other Tennessee institution made the list.
  3. I received my MS Degree in 1999 from Pratt Institute in Communications Design. At that time, it was the only terminal degree they offered for design. SVA did not have their program yet. I lived in the NYC, worked as a designer and pursued part of my degree while I worked. Finally, I went full-time, because it was taking to long to finish while working. I never intended to teach with this degree. I only did a Master's for myself and hone my craft. I have been teaching for twelve years now, and would like to pursue other teaching opportunities. I was hired at an R1 University with my current degree, but do not know if this will be the case at other places. Do I need to pursue my MFA? Has anyone else been in this situation? I would appreciate any advice or help other members could offer. Thank you.
  4. Most higher-ed design faculty can look at a student’s graphic design solution and quickly measure its success in solving the design problem. As practiced designers and educators, many of us can assign a grade at first glance—we know when a solution is outstanding, meets expectations, or does not meet expectations, and so on. Since I’ve been employing a rubric, a scoring guide used to articulate expectations and assess components of an assignment, my students have a much better understanding of my expectations and how I evaluate their work. If you’re lucky enough to have a TA, a rubric clarifies expectations for the TA, as well. The benefits of a rubric are numerous. For students, a rubric provides a window into your method of assessment. Often, students will better understand the components of an assignment, as well. They may become more aware of their progress in building specific conceptual and creative skills. Because students become aware of how design solutions are judged for efficacy and merit, they then can use the rubric to critique their own work. Rubrics help instructors: · Clarify expectations and components of an assignment · Assess assignments consistently from one student to another · Clarify assignments and instructional goals I include notes with the rubric evaluation to narrate what the students need to do to improve their critical thinking and design. Usually my rubrics, although somewhat tailored specifically to each assignment, have the following categories, each worth 25 points adding up to 100 points (use any scale to calculate): Design Concept (Plus a narrative of exactly what I’m looking for here.) Composition: Use of design principles including visual hierarchy, balance, unity (with variety), and rhythm. Type/Image Synergy (Plus a narrative of exactly what I’m looking for here.) Visual Communication and Impact (Plus a narrative of exactly what I’m looking for here.) Looking forward to your thoughts. Best wishes for happy grading!
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