Job Title: Assistant Professor of Art, Graphic Design
Location: MGA - Macon
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 242977
About Us Middle Georgia State University (MGA), a multi-campus, baccalaureate and graduate degree granting public institution, is the most affordable public state university in Georgia. MGA has five campuses-Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins, all located in central Georgia-and global outreach through its fully-online campus. Its enrollment of 8,000 students is largely comprised of students from most of Georgia's 159 counties. The University has six academic schools, including Georgia's flagship aviation university, that support its mission to educate and graduate inspired, lifelong learners whose scholarship and careers enhance the region through professional leadership, innovative partnerships and community engagement.
Department Information The Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts within the School of Arts & Letters at Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art, Graphic Design. This position will support the Graphic Design track of the BA in Applied Art and Design program as well as the BA in New Media and Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations
Responsibilities This position involves teaching a 4/4 course load, scholarship, service and student advisement. Teaching responsibilities may include day and/or evening classes, online and/or hybrid courses, and video-conference classes Travel between campuses (Cochran, Dublin, Macon, and Warner Robins) may be required as needed. Required Qualifications
M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Digital Media or related field.Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver courses at the foundational and advanced undergraduate level in Graphic Design, Typography, Web Design, Photography, Motion Graphics, Illustration and Digital Media. Interest in and commitment to contributing to the growth and evolution of a dynamic graphic design program. Student-centered approach to teaching with a strong commitment to engagement. Strong communication, interpersonal, and time-management skills. Active involvement in scholarly and creative practice.Commitment and ability to work in and foster a diverse and inclusive environment.Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of both traditional and digital studio practices.Expertise in photography, animation, and video.Evidence of innovative pedagogical practices.Experience with online and/or hybrid delivery of coursework.Two years of teaching experience at the college or University level.Required Documents to Attach
Letter of interest including a statement of teaching philosophy.Curriculum vitae.Artist statement.Digital portfolios of (a) personal artwork and (b) student artwork.Unofficial Academic Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate).Name and contact information for three professional referencesBackground Check Offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check.Other Information Applications accepted until position filled. This position will begin August 1, 2022.