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Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Graphic Design) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 5/11/23

Job Description

Requisition 202200166F

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track
Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (Graphic Design)
FLSA status Exempt
Hiring Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
College College of Arts & Media
Department Dept of Art

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Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job
The Department of Art at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Art to teach Graphic Design starting January 2023 with the opportunity to continue through the 2023-24 academic year.

Ideal candidates will have the ability to teach all levels of Graphic Design. HTML and CSS skills are preferred, and proficiency with the Adobe Suite of tools is expected. The desired candidate will possess strong fundamental design, communication, and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate the enthusiasm necessary to contribute to a regionally competitive design program at SHSU.

Duties include teaching 3 courses per semester and service on departmental committees.

Educational Requirements for the Position
Candidates must possess a Master of Fine Art Degree in Graphic Design or Visual Communications.

Experience Required for the Position
Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is strongly preferred. Professional Design experience is also an asset.

Other Requirements for the Position
The Department of Art and SHSU are committed to supporting a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants are encouraged to describe how they will contribute to and support a diverse and equitable program through their teaching, research or creative activity, and service.

SHSU is an R2, HSI, minority-majority University. Over 50% of the student body are first-generation college students. The Department of Art is experiencing sustained enrollment growth. About 650 undergraduates major in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Photography, and Animation, and we offer an MFA in Art and Social Practice.

The new Dana G. Hoyt Fine Arts Building includes state-of-the-art lecture halls and classrooms, studios, computer labs, and galleries. In addition to the University Art Gallery on campus, the Department exhibits student work at a Satellite Gallery in downtown Huntsville and has MFA studios in the Natural Science and Art Research Center a few blocks away. Sam Houston State University is located 70 miles north of Houston in Huntsville, TX, surrounded by the Sam Houston National Forest.

Special Instructions Summary
Applicants should submit the following as PDF:

• cover letter
• a detailed CV
• statement of teaching philosophy
• statement of teaching research & goals
• statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion
• names and contact information of three references
• samples of personal work
• samples of student work *
Please include links for examples of personal and student interactive or motion work. For time-based media work examples, please provide URLs for each specific project within the PDF document. Official college transcripts will be required for finalists for this position.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...