Open Rank Tenure Line Faculty, Communication Design

12 Jan 2024
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Posting InformationPosition TitleOpen Rank Tenure Line Faculty, Communication DesignJob Posting Number202434TTLJob LocationSan MarcosDepartmentSchool of Art and DesignPosition DescriptionThe Communication Design program at Texas State University’sSchool of Art and Design (https://www.finearts.txst.edu/art.html) , situated in San Marcos, Texas, is looking for engaging, creative, collaborative, forward-thinking and dedicated teachers/scholars/designers to serve in three tenure-track positions as either Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Communication Design with specialization in Interaction Design, Typography, Brand Communication, and/or Design Foundations.Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.Communication Design Program at Texas StateThe Communication Design Program offers both BFA and MFA degrees and emphasizes the integration of critical thinking with a thorough understanding of design principles and processes relevant to the professional practice of design. The program embraces various contexts to prepare students to advance knowledge within the discipline and for successful entry into the profession and/or graduate education. Students experience deep immersion in the discipline via a distinguished faculty broadly recognized for their expertise in both the classroom and the profession. Through an agile and dynamic curriculum, the program prepares students to meet the evolving challenges of professional design practice, as evidenced by a strong record of student recognition in national and international venues.The School of Art and DesignThe School of Art and Design is one of five academic units within the College of Fine Arts and Communication which also includes the Department of Communication Studies, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre and Dance. The School of Art and Design offers degree programs in Studio Art, Photography, Art Education, Art History, and Communication Design. These programs cross-pollinate, compelling students to search for deeper connections between disciplines. The school supports more than 80 faculty members dedicated to fostering the conceptual and technical abilities of its more than 900 declared School of Art and Design majors.Texas State UniversityFounded in 1899 as a teaching college, Texas State University is now home to more than 38,000 students. The University holds a Carnegie classification of Doctoral University-High Research Activity (R2) and is engaged in a strategic plan to attain Doctoral University-Very High Research Activity (R1) by 2027. Nationally, Texas State is the 39th largest public university. It is among the top 10 universities in the nation to receive federal financial aid, and 37% of undergraduates are Pell Grant recipients. In addition, 47% of undergraduates are first-generation college students. Texas State University, located along the beautiful San Marcos River, is in the center of Texas’s innovation corridor, 40 miles south of Austin and 60 miles north of San Antonio. San Marcos is rich in vibrant and eclectic communities, with a public school district that is attended by more than 50% Latinx students and implements diverse bilingual education programs.Position SummaryWe seek applicants for three positions with expertise in Interaction Design, Brand Communication, Typography, or Design Foundations that reflect contemporary expertise, methodologies, and knowledge necessary for students to succeed in their course of study. Successful candidates may have opportunities to serve as an integral part of the graduate MFA program in Communication Design.Responsibilities

Teach courses within the BFA and/or MFA programs and facilitate student success

Participate in and lead curriculum development

Pursue research/creative activity and build a substantive record of professional/peer recognition

Engage in service to the program, school, college, university, community, and profession

Coordinate and collaborate routinely with colleagues throughout the school

Contribute to freshman orientations and other student success initiatives aimed at achieving educational equity

Mentor students with a wide range of cultural and academic backgrounds

This position is subject to the availability of funds.Required QualificationsQualifications for Professor

Candidates must have a PhD, MFA MDes, or equivalent graduate degree in communication design, visual communications, graphic design, interaction design, or a related discipline

Strong design fundamentals, typography, systems thinking, design research and conceptual skills

Demonstrated knowledge and technical proficiency in areas such as Interaction Design, Brand Communication, Typography, or Design Foundations

Ten or more years of successful undergraduate and/or graduate university/college level teaching in communication design discipline

Distinguished record of professional and/or scholarly accomplishments in research/creative activity within the area of communication design on international and national levels

Qualifications for Associate Professor

Candidates must have a PhD, MFA , MDes, or equivalent graduate degree in communication design, visual communications, graphic design, interaction design, or a related discipline

Strong design fundamentals, typography, systems thinking, design research and conceptual skills

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies in areas such as Interaction Design, Brand Communication, Typography, or Design Foundations

Six or more years of successful undergraduate and/or graduate university/college level teaching in communication design discipline (may include graduate teaching assistantships)

Substantial record of professional and/or scholarly accomplishments in research/creative activity within the area of communication design on international or national levels

Qualifications for Assistant Professor

Candidates must have a PhD, MFA MDes, or equivalent terminal graduate degree in communication design, visual communications, graphic design, interaction design, or a related discipline completed by the date of hire

Strong design fundamentals, typography, systems thinking, design research and conceptual skills

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies in areas such as Interaction Design, Brand Communication, Typography, or Design Foundations

One or more years of successful undergraduate and/or graduate university/college level teaching in communication design discipline (may include graduate teaching assistantships or mentorship of students in professional settings)

Growth and momentum with professional and scholarly accomplishments in research/creative activity within the area of communication design

Preferred QualificationsQualifications for Professor

Successful grant and funding procurement

Strong organizational, collaborative, and communication skills

Leadership experience and ability to motivate and coordinate groups

Substantial record of service in academic, professional, or community settings

Curriculum development in communication design courses

Graduate-level research/thesis supervision

Qualifications for Associate Professor

Successful grant and funding procurement

Strong organizational, collaborative, and communication skills

Leadership experience and ability to motivate and coordinate groups

Record of service in academic, professional, or community settings

Curriculum development in communication design courses

Graduate-level research/thesis supervision

Qualifications for Assistant Professor

Successful grant and funding procurement

Strong organizational, collaborative, and communication skills

Ability to motivate and coordinate groups

Record of service in academic, professional, or community settings

Application ProceduresOnly applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered:https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/44596.To ensure full consideration please submit required materials by January 2, 2024:

Cover letter explaining interest in the position and addressing the required and preferred qualifications;

Curriculum Vitae

Statement of research/creative interests;

Statement of teaching philosophy;

Portfolio of creative work, which may include scholarly papers, submitted as a single PDF with up to 20 annotated images (may include time-based excerpts no longer than five minutes each);

Portfolio of student work with captions that indicate the course, date, and assignment brief submitted as a single PDF with up to 20 images.

Unofficial Transcripts (all in one document)

The candidate selected for hire will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions.Proposed Start DateFall 2024Posting Date11/13/2023Evaluation of Applications BeginsFull Consideration Date:01/02/2024Close Date01/18/2024Open Until Filled?NoEEO/AA StatementTexas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.Reasonable AccommodationIf you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Talent Acquisition for assistance. A representative fromTalent Acquisition (https://www.hr.txst.edu/talent-acquisition) will respond to you as soon as possible.Record Checks and VerificationsEmployment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.Eligibility for EmploymentProper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.Why Work at Texas State?Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.Quick Linkhttps://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/44596Applicant Documents

Full-time
  • ID: #50857472
  • State: Texas San marcos 78666 San marcos USA
  • City: San marcos
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-01-12
  • Deadline: 2024-03-13
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