Edgewood College in Madison, WI seeks candidates for a full time, tenure track position in the Art Department to serve the Graphic Design area. Start date is January OR August 2018.
The Edgewood College campus is largely on a first-name basis with low student to teacher ratio. Students value these personal connections highly, and faculty self-governance remains collegial. We are a student-centric teaching college that values service and our positive role in the community.
The Graphic Design (BA) and Web Design and Development (BS) Programs at Edgewood College are rooted in the liberal arts with strong ties to studio art. Students progress through a thorough curriculum in our majors which prepares them to enter the workforce as professionals. There are high expectations for visual creativity, concept development, and technical skill. We also have minors in these areas designed to supplement career plans which deal with marketing, communications, and tasks involving electronic/social media.
Design courses in the programs include: Digital Art & Design, Typography, Digital Fine Art, Video, Layout, Concept Development, Motion Graphics, Web Design I and II, Usability for the Web (UX), Portfolio Development, and Internship Seminar. Many students choose to minor in photography, business, computer science, art, or art history.
There is room to grow and pursue promotion for the right candidate. Applications for Associate rank and tenure occur separately. There is regular opportunity for faculty development through on-campus workshops, the Lynda.com video library, and funding to pursue other training. Established projects, syllabi, schedules, and texts are available for use and adaptation with approval. Courses are capped at 12 students each and taught in dedicated Mac labs (currently filled with recent 27" iMacs) in the LEED Gold Certified art and theatre center, The Stream. There are large format inkjet printers and a variety of papers available.
Classes run on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Some classes may be run on Fridays only. There are no weekend classes. Classes typically run during the following times:
8:00-9:50 a.m., 10:00 -11:50 a.m., 12:00 a.m.-1:50 p.m., 2:00 - 3:50 p.m.
Candidate will be responsible for providing quality instruction to students through well-prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress, and support of the academic success for all students. Successful candidate will receive mentorship and support from tenured and tenure-track graphic design faculty, the Art Department, and College-wide faculty development resources.
The ideal candidate has an MFA, college-level teaching experience beyond teaching assistantships, a creative academic scholarship practice in the digital visual arts, expertise in a variety of Adobe CC industry-standard applications, and strong portfolios of graphic design and non-similar student work.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.
To apply: For full consideration, please submit the following application materials in a single PDF of a reasonable file size:
Please also submit copies of unofficial transcripts with your application in a separate document.
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1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer