Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

$53,000 yearly
  • Boise State University
  • Boise, ID, USA
  • Nov 10, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

About Us:
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education and is committed to the success of our students and the university. This involves teaching effectiveness, professional development, research and scholarly/creative activities, institutional service, professional and community service, student advising and involvement, and supervisory responsibilities as assigned.

Department Overview:
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. The Art, Design, & Visual Studies Department encourages interested applicants to apply for the position of a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Graphic Design beginning August 2022.

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

The Department of Art, Design, & Visual Studies is NASAD accredited and Boise State is ranked as a doctorate-granting research institution in the Carnegie Classification system. The new Center for Visual Arts Building offers world-class facilities situating the department as the gateway to the campus. The university is located in the heart of Boise, the largest city in the state, which boasts an active cultural scene including contemporary theatre, galleries, music, and museums. The city, situated along the Boise River, also offers a mild four-season climate, booming economy, and an abundance of outdoor activities.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with the beginning Assistant Professor range.

Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/

About the Department:
http://boisestate.edu/art The Art, Design, & Visual Studies Department is one of the largest departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. Undergraduate degrees are offered in Visual Art, History of Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Art Education. A graduate degree is offered in Visual Arts. The Art, Design, & Visual Studies Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The department is housed in the new state-of-the-art, award-winning Center for Visual Arts Building which includes The Blue Galleries.

Level Scope:
The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an entry-level academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching; research, scholarship, or creative activities; institutional and professional service appropriate to the discipline and is eligible for tenure.

Essential Functions:
Teaching:

    • Supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education. Committed to the success of our students and the university. Committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion.
    • Teach assigned courses in accordance with the course syllabi and a schedule of classes that may include day, evening, weekend, and distance classes offered at any approved instructional site.
    • Engage in the development of new and creative instructional materials, including new courses and programs of studies.
    • Assist in keeping the curriculum of the program(s) current.
    • Maintain and improve competence in subjects being taught.
    • Advise students and ensure the successful completion of their degree program.
    • Post and hold office hours in a physical and electronic format (to include virtual office hours) as appropriate.
    • Assist with the departmental assessment efforts and plan.
    • Assist with student recruitment, particularly when low student enrollment is an issue in the program.
    • Direct culminating activities for graduate students
    • Scholarly, creative, or research activities: Assistant Professors must demonstrate a commitment to their discipline through scholarly and creative activities that fall within Boyer’s four types of scholarship: (1) discovering knowledge, (2) integrating knowledge, (3) applying knowledge, and (4) scholarship of teaching.
    • Conduct research and/or produce scholarly or creative work in accord with the norms in their discipline.
    • Share that work through professionally recognized publications for the type of scholarship.
    • Present that work through professionally recognized forms in professionally recognized venues for the type of scholarship.
    • Engage in professional development.
      Service:
    • Each faculty member participates in activities relating to university programs, courses, governance, etc., or community activities that impact on, or are impacted by, the University and which contribute to the growth and development of students, the university, and the community.
    • Faculty must demonstrate a commitment to serving Boise State University, his/her profession, and the community. This type of commitment is demonstrated by service to students (such as advising); participation and leadership in the department, college, or university committees, the faculty senate, and professional organizations; and, as appropriate to their discipline, affairs of the local, state, or national community.
    • Participate actively in assignments necessary to advance the service and/or outreach missions of the department, college, and University, such as serving as a member of the department, college, and/or university committees or councils.
    • Participate actively in professional organizations and perform professional functions such as serving on committees and in leadership roles; as chair, panelist, and discussant at conferences; on editorial boards; refereeing manuscripts and grant applications; and serving on panels for funding agencies.
    • Meet administrative deadlines set by the University for carrying out service responsibilities and submitting required employee materials.
    • Use technology as directed by the University to carry out service responsibilities and receive and submit employee information.
    • Teach all required courses within a BFA in Graphic Design program.
    • Teach on a rotating basis within other allied undergraduate and graduate programs in the Art, Design, & Visual Studies Department.
    • Participate in a vibrant interdisciplinary MFA program.
    • Maintain a strong national/international record of research/creative activity.
    • Actively participate in an evolving Art, Design, & Visual Studies Department and growing University.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
In accordance with discipline and departmental standards and expectations

    • Demonstrated advanced level of oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to meet required attendance and submission deadlines.
    • Demonstrated ability to create, articulate, and assess course learning outcomes.
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in creating course materials (syllabus, handouts, presentations, etc.) that enhance student interest and engagement.
    • Demonstrated ability to create and manage effective grading rubrics for consistent and uniform grading results.
    • Demonstrated ability to assess student educational goals and to create graduation plans based on those goals.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage effective, friendly, and civil working relationships with staff, faculty, students, alumni, guests, and others at the university.
    • Demonstrated problem-solving and abstract thinking skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality work while working independently.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:
An earned doctorate, an equivalent terminal degree, or nationally-recognized excellence in their field.
Undergraduate Instruction: Hold a degree in the field of instruction (as determined by the discipline) at least one level above that of the program taught.
Graduate Instruction: Hold a terminal degree determined by the discipline and have a record of research, scholarship, or achievement appropriate for the graduate program.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated success in inclusive teaching practices to a diverse group of students at the college/university level.

Focus on a specialized design field or fields such as user experience, user interface design, interactive media, hand or hybrid processes, design research and history, critical theory, or experimental pedagogy.

Interest in contributing to the expansion of digital capabilities in other related Art, Design, & Visual Studies Department programs.

Salary and Benefits:
The salary starts at $53,000. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:
Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position. A curriculum vitae with employment history and art/design experience, a statement regarding your teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Reference letters will be requested from semi-finalists. Submit a pdf of 20 images of current work, with an image ID list. Optional, submit a pdf of up to 20 images of student work with an image ID list. If submitting images of student work, please submit sample syllabi. Time-based work, if applicable, should be in Quicktime format and no longer than five minutes. All application materials, including documents, must be submitted in digital form