Assistant Professor Department of Art+ Design, Art History, Art Education
College of Fine Arts and Communication COF AC-N-3024
Position: The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Art+ Design, Art History, Art Education beginning August 2017. Qualifications: MF A in graphic design or visual communication design with strong typography, layout, conceptual and web design skills. Preference given to those with expertise in design for social issues, interactive and environmental design and/or information design. Show evidence of professional accomplishment, strong commitment to creative activity and teaching excellence.
Responsibilities: Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year. Teach undergraduate and graduate levels. Assist in screening portfolio reviews. Advise graphic design students and supervise internships, as needed. Participate in department, college and university committees.
The Department: The Art+ Design studio facilities include six computer labs with current technology, fully-equipped photo imaging facilities, as well as metals, sculpture, painting and printmaking, letterpress and ceramics studios. Other departmental resources include a comprehensive digital fabrication and rapid technologies lab, a healthy MF A program, and two galleries.
Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Application Process: Submit letter of application, artist statement, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, 20 digital images of scholarly or professional work, 20 digital images of students' work as available, an image list, and contact information for three references. Deadline for all materials to be received is January 27, 2017. Please specify the applicant's role in collaborative work. All material must be submitted as files on a data CD, USB or DVD (no authoring). Save text documents as PDFs; image files as JPEGs; and clips of time-based work as .MOVs. You may provide us with links to your time-based work on Vimeo as well (be sure to include password if needed). Official transcripts required if an offer is extended.
To apply, please send required material to:
Associate Professor Nahid Tootoonchi
Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
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Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: COFAC-N-3024.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.