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Assistant Professor of Art & Design in Design

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Position Information

Posting Number F180010P
Open Date
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Title Assistant Professor of Art & Design in Design
Is Tenured/ Tenure Track Yes
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Job Description Summary

All faculty positions are governed by the tenets of a collective bargaining agreement. Faculty are hired, evaluated, retained, promoted, and tenured on the basis of conditions covered in the union contract. Primary duties include teaching and related activities assigned during a 9- or 12-month year. It is expected that each faculty member engages in all three activities of teaching, research/creative activities and service.

Teaching: faculty members are expected to teach 4 to 8 credit courses per year; develop syllabi, teaching materials (ability to organize, analyze and present knowledge or materials) related to courses taught; and collaborate with other faculty in the development of new courses and/or programs. Some disciplines require discipline specific certifications and/or licensure in the field for practice or functioning within the State of Illinois; degree specific course work and/or graduate degrees in the discipline. In addition, faculty advise students, participate in professional development activities, as well as engage in assessment activities related to accreditation and program evaluation.

Research: Faculty members are expected to engage in research and/or creative activity germane to an academic discipline, which results in submissions and material as works in refereed, professional and/or general readership publications; submit and receive externally awarded grants; submit proposals for presentations at academic and professional conferences; or engage in creative pursuits if in a creative, performing or theatrical arts discipline.

Service: Faculty members are expected to serve on committees, programs, and/or special task forces at the department, college, university, professional and community levels; assume leadership roles over time and as they increase in rank. These activities are not for compensation and have a relationship to the employee’s assigned responsibilities and to the university.

Required Education

Earned terminal degree from an accredited university.

Meets tenure and/or rank requirements from a discipline within the unit as defined by the collective bargaining unit;

Previous academic experience at a four year college or university: 2 or more years teaching experience as determined by rank criteria;

Previous professional experience related to the discipline: 2 or more years as determined by the discipline and rank criteria; and

Record of scholarly research, creative activity in a discipline as well as receipt of competitive grants or externally awarded funding.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Command of Adobe Suite and other relevant digital media software. Management of print output. Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with a diverse population of students. Several years of professional practice in the field. Computer lab management experience.

Special Requirements

A portfolio, or link to one, must be emailed to Chongim Choi and Lillian Kay Dawson including work of the applicant and student work from courses taught.

College level teaching experience. An active professional record in print and/or digital media that is design related. Professional web presence.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Artist statement
  6. Sample Syllabi
Optional Documents