Assistant Professor - Art, Illustration and Foundations
Job no: 494456
Position Type: Faculty (Full-Time) Location: Brockport Division/Equivalent: Academic Affairs School/Unit: Art Categories: Faculty (Full-Time)
Assistant Professor of Art, Illustration and Foundations
The College at Brockport
The Department of Art at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, invites applications for a full time, 10-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor of Art in Illustration/Foundations. This faculty position will complement the curriculum in Studio Art and help to expand our course offerings, with the potential to develop a concentration in Illustration and teach classes that support multiple concentration areas including Graphic Design, contribute to the evolution of our program, and will be an integral member of a teaching environment that blends art and design.
The successful candidate will teach a 3/3 course load per calendar year - courses may be in Foundations (2-Dimensional Design, 3-Dimensional Design, and Drawing), and Illustration; collaboratively develop new courses in Illustration and other areas based on departmental needs and candidate's expertise; advise undergraduate students and participate in BFA program activities; pursue an active program of scholarship/creative activity; actively engage in service responsibilities throughout the Department, College, and the Profession.
A terminal degree (Master of Fine Arts or Master of Design) by time of appointment from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university; experience teaching at the college level (may include Teaching Assistant experience); ability to teach courses in Foundations and Illustration; strong professional portfolio that demonstrates mastery of skills in illustration/drawing and design; fluency in teaching visual design principles and processes to studio and graphic design students; demonstrated command of current technologies and software platforms; ability to combine digital and traditional approaches in instruction; excellent communication skills; ability to motivate a diverse student body.
Preferred Qualifications Experience with 3D Modeling, Motion Graphics, and/or Animation; proven record of combining traditional and computer design processes into course content; two years teaching at the college level; experience with course development and assessment; fluency in and appreciation for studio art and art history; professional experience in traditional and digital illustration mediums; comprehensive knowledge of current illustration trends, techniques, software, and theories; experience with client-centered practice; strong organizational and leadership skills.
The Department of Art consists of eight faculty: six studio artists, one graphic designer, and one art historian. We value a culture of collegiality and involvement at all levels: interpersonal, departmental and institutional. Student mentorship and student-centered teaching are strengths of our faculty. The department offers both a BA/BS and a BFA in Studio Art with concentrations in: Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. We currently offer only a BA/BS concentration in Graphic Design, but plan to develop a BFA concentration in Graphic Design. The department also offers minors in Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Art History.
The College and Region The College at Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters' programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates supported by more than 750 instructional faculty and professional staff. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation.
The College is located along the famous Erie Canal, in the village of Brockport in western New York State, a region known for its low cost of living and stable housing market. The College benefits from a small-town atmosphere, even while located near major metropolitan cities. Brockport is:
16 miles west of the city of Rochester, which is the home of the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, the Strong National Museum of Play, and the Rochester Red Wings AAA baseball franchise; 45 miles east of Buffalo, which is the home of the University of Buffalo, the Bills NFL franchise, and the Sabres NHL franchise; 75 miles from Niagara Falls USA, which features the American, Horseshoe and Bridal Veil Falls; 140 miles from Toronto, the largest city in Canada and the home of the University of Toronto; and 350 miles from the many attractions of New York City. The area features a number of technology companies, including Paychex, Xerox, and Kodak, and other large companies such as Wegmans and Excellus. Rochester and its suburbs feature some of the highest-quality public, private, parochial, and charter schools in New York State. The region is known for its natural beauty, including Lake Ontario, the Genesee River (with three major waterfalls in Letchworth State Park), and the Finger Lakes region with its notable vineyards and wineries.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances, as well as healthcare and dependent care savings accounts.
Preference will be given to application materials received by December 16, 2019 and application material will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply online at jobs.brockport.edu.
For consideration, please submit 1.) Letter of Application that specifically addresses the required and preferred qualifications.; 2.)Resume/CV; 3.) List of three professional references; 4.) Statement of Teaching Philosophy; 5.) Designer/Artist statement; 6.) Unofficial transcript of graduate coursework; 7.) Digital portfolio in pdf format of professional work (or related materials) that includes 20 examples of current work from the past 5 years. 8.) Digital portfolio in pdf format of 20 examples of student work that relates to sample assignments, including both traditional and digital approaches. Student examples should be labeled as to how the work submitted relates to a course assignment.
Portfolios should be PDF format and/or include links to external websites, if necessary to demonstrate video or interactive work. Upload limit is 200 MB.
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We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College's commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.
Founded in 1835, The College at Brockport is a nationally recognized comprehensive public college focused on student success. We are proud of our academic quality and exceptional value. Our 464-acre campus has 67 buildings occupying about one-quarter of the campus, with rolling grassy fields and wooded land. Each year, The College at Brockport awards approximately 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees in the Rochester area, with many alumni staying in Rochester to work or attend graduate school. Our alumni serve in leadership roles in business, government, public safety, health care, the arts, sciences and education.
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