Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

St. Cloud State University

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Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better.

St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations.

St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor’s degrees were first offered in 1925. Master’s degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University.

In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.

Position Details

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
St. Cloud, MN

The Department of Art at St. Cloud State University seeks an individual to teach a variety of undergraduate graphic design courses as well as foundation courses within the BFA major. Independent artists/designers with an active practice, engagement within the design field and knowledge of current technologies are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position is housed in a department that serves more than 200 studio art, graphic design, art education and art history students. the Department of Art is part of the School of the Arts and has a strong commitment to contemporary art and design education. Cross-Disciplinary research and collaboration are encouraged in the department and university.

The Kiehle Visual Arts Center sits on the banks of the Mississippi River, sixty miles north of the twin cities metropolitan area, home of the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. Both the Twin Cities and St. Cloud have thriving design communities as well as a range of galleries and art centers. St. Cloud State University is a comprehensive university of approximately 12000 students and is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester. Course load in Fall includes teaching two introduction to Graphic Design courses and a Computer Studio Foundation course based on Adobe Creative Suite. course load in Spring includes teaching a variety of three intermediate graphic design courses (3D problems: Package-Signage-Exhibition Design, Web Design and Digital Printer Production).

The successful candidate will also mentor and advise graphic design majors who seek careers as design professionals as well as work with Graphic Design minor students.

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA or equivalent in graphic design or related field required by date of appointment.
  • Strong body of design work
  • Demonstrated effectiveness of teaching in higher education, which may include teaching assistantships
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Evidence of demonstrative ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience as a designer
  • Evidence of online teaching
  • Evidence of collaborative design work across arts and sciences disciplines

Commensurate with experience and qualification.

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