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Texas State University, San Marcos: Coordinator, Communication Design Program - Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor

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Position Description

The School of Art and Design features many areas of study and offers five undergraduate programs — communication design, studio, photography, art education, and art history. It also offers an MFA program in communication design. Our programs are nationally and regionally recognized, including our BFA and MFA in communication design. We believe in fostering conceptual and technical abilities necessary for artistic expression, and our more than 80 diverse faculty members support this effort.

We are seeking a communication design educator, researcher, and BFA program coordinator to help lead our large and already successful area into an even more promising future by keeping pace with an ever-changing industry.

Responsibilities include:
• Coordinate BFA Communication Design Program (course scheduling, program communication, curriculum, purchasing, personnel and general management).
• Teach at the BFA and/or MFA level as assigned by the Director.
• Pursue research/creative activity in relevant discipline and maintain a substantive record of professional/peer recognition.
• Engage in service to the school, college, university, community and profession.

Texas State University, an emerging research university, offers more than 200 undergraduate and post-graduate degrees through our nine academic colleges. Located in San Marcos, it is well situated between the vibrant design and technology communities in Austin and San Antonio.

Texas State University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. The University strives to cultivate a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life (www.txstate.edu/about/mission). Women, members of minority and underrepresented groups, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

• An MFA, MDes, or PhD degree in communication design, visual communication, graphic design or related discipline completed by date of hire.
• A record of successful college-level teaching in communication design
• A record of professional accomplishments in research/creative activity within the area of communication design.
• Leadership experience within academic, corporate/industry or community environments.
• Demonstrated engagement in service to school, college, university, community and/or profession.
• Knowledge of and experience with computer-mediated technologies and core software applications relevant to the communication design discipline (e.g., Macintosh OS, Adobe Creative Suite).
• Strong conceptual and formal design skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• To be eligible for hire at the associate professor rank, candidate must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the school. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on established university and school standards.
• In addition to the requirements for associate professor, appointment at the professor rank requires an extensive and sustained record of quality research as well as an outstanding record of service, and leadership that would qualify the candidate for tenure at Texas State.

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated management experience (i.e., personnel, budgetary, scheduling, purchasing).
• Graduate-level research/thesis supervision and advising experience.
• Curriculum development for communication design.
• Successful funding procurement and grant activity.
• A record of full-time teaching experience.
• Online teaching experience.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity.

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