Associate Professor of Art, Graphic Design/ Art History
Location: Jefferson City, Tennessee
Type: Full Time
Required Education: MFA
Art History-Contemporary Art
Carson-Newman University is a leading Christian Liberal Arts institution, recently ranked Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South by U.S. News & World Report and received the President's Award for Community Service. Carson-Newman emphasizes academic excellence through innovative teaching, advising, mentoring of students, and service-learning. The campus is located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and is surrounded by beautiful lakes. More information is available from the university website, www.cn.edu.
Carson-Newman University invites applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Art, Graphic Design/Art History in the Art Department. The position is a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment to begin August 2022.
Candidates for the position must have an MFA or equivalent graduate degree in the field(s) of Graphic Design or Visual Communications.
Carson-Newman employs faculty and staff who are actively supportive, through a local church, of its aim as a university with a Christian commitment.
Candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Art will teach courses in the Art Major, with an emphasis in Graphic Design, and other Art Department Core courses at all undergraduate levels. The ideal qualified candidate must possess a thorough knowledge of graphic design, including web and interactive design and social media, along with supplemental knowledge in Art History, including Graphic Design History, Art Survey courses, Contemporary, and Non-Western Art. Expertise in the Adobe CC Suite, HTML/CSS, and social media is required; and traditional media such as drawing, painting, and illustration skills, is also desired. Teaching duties include the following courses, on a rotating basis: Computer Graphics, Graphic Design 1-4, Web and Interactive Design, History of Graphic Design, foundational Art Core classes such as Art Fundamentals I and II; Art History I and II survey classes, Contemporary Art History and Non-Western Art History.
The faculty member in this position also needs to be able to mentor our Art majors with an emphasis in Graphic Design and be able to provide the example of a practicing, professional artist/designer. The terminal degree of an earned MFA in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. Teaching experience at the college/university level is preferred, but not required.
In addition to these teaching duties, this faculty member will be expected to be a professional, creative, and fully active member of the Art Department and of the university. Additional duties include academic advising of Art majors, service on university committees, involvement in campus activities, and collaborative management of the development and continual improvement of the Graphic Design curriculum, including assessment and accreditation requirements with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The rank and salary will be commensurate with educational preparation and experience. Group life and health insurance as well as a 401K retirement plan are available on a participating basis.
Only complete application packets will be considered. A complete application packet will include a letter of interest, a statement of Christian faith, a statement of teaching philosophy, references, current vitae, and a portfolio or website link that includes samples of personal and student work. Please send the packet to:
Carson-Newman is nestled in one of the most beautiful places in America. We are located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, just 35 minutes from Knoxville, and just minutes from the nearest trail, lake, or waterfall. You've gotta see this place!
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