Job Information

  • Overview:

    Graphic Design Associate Professor /Coordinator (rank and assignment depends upon qualifications). South Dakota State University seeks a dynamic academic leader at the Associate Professor level to provide leadership to a growing and robust graphic design program nested in the School of Design.

    Successful candidates will teach assigned courses in Graphic Design, provide program leadership, oversee accreditation and student recruitment. Candidates will demonstrate expertise in one or more areas of graphic design study. They must evidence success in teaching and have an established scholarship/creative agenda as demonstrated by national peer-review sufficient to achieve tenure. Candidates will provide assigned School and University service.

    Tenured Program Coordinators teach a 1/2 load, provide program leadership in collaboration with the Director of the School of Design, and are assigned 20% scholarship/creative activity responsibilities.

    For a summary of the minimum and preferred qualifications, the application deadline, contact information for questions on position, and to apply, visit https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128. SDSU is an AA/EEO employer. SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

  • URL: https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu
  • Location: Brookings, SD
  • Starts On: Nov. 23, 2016, 12:29 p.m.

Job Requirements

  • Job Description:

    POSITION LEVEL: Associate Professor/Program Coordinator, starting August 2017.

    SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by February 15, 2017.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
    South Dakota State University seeks a dynamic academic leader at the Associate Professor level to provide leadership to a growing and robust graphic design program nested in the School of Design.

    Successful candidates will teach assigned courses in Graphic Design, provide program leadership in collaboration with the Director of the School of Design, oversee accreditation and student recruitment. Candidates will demonstrate expertise in one or more areas of graphic design study. They must evidence success in teaching and have an established scholarship/creative agenda as demonstrated by national peer-review sufficient to achieve tenure. Candidates will provide School and University service as assigned.

    Tenured Program Coordinators teach a 1/2 load, provide program leadership in
    collaboration with the Director of the School of Design, and are assigned 20%
    scholarship/creative activity responsibilities.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • MFA or MDes in Graphic Design or equivalent terminal degree.
    • Five or more years successful teaching of Graphic Design as demonstrated through student portfolio and national peer-recognition.
    • Excellence in professional practice or design achievement as evidenced through portfolio and national peer-recognition.
    • National peer-review excellence demonstrating currency in scholarship or creative agenda.
    • Ability to provide graphic design program leadership.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of NASAD accreditation policy and procedures.
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Effective interpersonal skills

    Additional Minimum Qualifications:
    • To achieve tenure, candidates must meet School of Design and University promotion and tenure requirements.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • MFA or MDes in Graphic Design or Interactive Design.
    • Five or more years successful teaching Graphic Design in BFA programs as demonstrated through student portfolio and national peer-review.
    • Five or more years of demonstrated excellence in professional practice or design
    achievement as evidenced through portfolio and national peer-recognition
    • Demonstrated success leading graphic design programs.
    • Demonstrated success achieving and/or sustaining NASAD accreditation.
    • Experience teaching collaboratively across design disciplines and ability to teach in a peer discipline within the School of Design.
    • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse students, faculty, and staff.

    RELEVANT AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
    • 3D Graphic Design
    • 4D Design
    • Brand Identity
    • Computer Graphics
    • Creative Cognition
    • Design Foundations
    • Design Technologies
    • Design Thinking
    • Design Systems and Strategies
    • Graphic Design
    • History of Graphic Design
    • History of Modern Design
    • Interaction Design UX/IxD
    • Motion Graphics
    • Packaging Design
    • Product Design
    • Publication Design
    • Sustainable Design
    • Typography
    • Web Design and Development (includes coding skills)

    SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY:
    SDSU is a thriving land-grant university of approximately 13,000 students with a rich tradition of art and design study. SDSU is located in Brookings, a vibrant creative and economic hub located north of Sioux Falls and west of Minneapolis.

    Graphic Design is nested in SDSU’s School of Design where faculty and programs form a collaborative teaching and research environment that values cross-program and interdisciplinary initiatives. The School grants the BFA in: Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Interior Design; BLA in Landscape Architecture; and BFA and the MArch in Architecture. Students may also earn certificates of study in: Animation; Art History; Ceramics; Graphic Design, Painting; Printmaking; and Sculpture. Graphic Design students may pursue minors in Advertising, Entrepreneurial Studies, Film Studies, Museum Studies, Computer Science, or related study.

    Graphic Design has initiated NASAD accreditation and are committed to a successful outcome by 2019. Graphic Design majors are served by five full-time design faculty complimented by art foundation instructors. Graphic Design majors study visual communications theory and practice in digital, print, time-based, on-line, and interactive media. Areas of study include Typography, Branding, Computer Graphics, Publication, Motion Graphics, Web/Interactive, Digital Illustration, Advertising, Visual Communication, and Computer Animation.

    ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:
    SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. Eastern South Dakota and the region enjoy a rich fabric of smaller cities eager to embrace innovative and smart design practice and culture. Brookings boasts an excellent K-12 education system, accessibility to major medical facilities, along with an active cultural and social environment. The region is dotted with numerous lakes and outdoor recreation within easy driving. Brookings is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of about 160,000 in fast and increasing development.

    APPLICATION PROCESS:
    SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu, search by position title, view job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.” Candidates must upload a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three references; and a PDF portfolio of 20 personal and 20 student portfolio works (or) provide the URL link to their website (max 10-pages). Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

    SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, or persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

    South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Company Information

  • South Dakota State University
    SDSU School of Design
    Brookings SD 57006

Contact Information

  • Diana Behl, Graphic Design Search Chair
    Phone: (605) 688-4659

    https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu