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Art Digital Design Faculty
Post Date: 01/29/2020
Close Date: 03/29/2020
Valley City State University
101 College St SW; Valley City, ND 58072

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$30,000 - $49,999

Valley City, ND

Job Description:
The Department of Art at Valley City State University is seeking a driven, passionate individual to work closely with existing Art Faculty to lead the new four year, B.A./B.S. Digital Design degree.

The primary responsibility of this position is to teach courses as part of the Art major, minor, and certificate programs.
The successful candidate will be responsible to expanding the new Digital Design program by developing course content, advising on equipment and logistical issues for new digital classroom, recruiting and promoting degree, developing internship partners, and mentoring design students.
Additional responsibilities include: academic advising, contributing to annual department assessment processes, participating in department events, maintaining active research activities, participate in service activities including campus committees, recruiting, and other activities as needed.
Individual will teach 12 credits a semester including courses in Photography, Introduction to Digital Media, Graphic Design, Digital Imaging, Digital Illustration, Web Design, and History of Graphic Design.
The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications, and typically ranges from $41,000 to $45,000 annually. VCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including employer paid full family health insurance coverage, as well as TIAA-CREF retirement, tuition assistance, and much more. For more information, visit our Employee Benefits page. This position is a 9-month, full-time position. In some cases, summer duties may be arranged through an additional contract.

Application Procedure:
Submit all required materials online, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), website with personal and student portfolio, teaching philosophy, artist statement, contact information for three references, and unofficial copies of your transcripts. Reference letters will be solicited automatically from the references you list via email, for finalists only. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that correct email addresses are submitted for each of the three required references. Deadline for full consideration is March 13th, 2020.

University and Community:
Recognized as a “Best College” by U.S. News for the past 21 years, VCSU offers one of the best academic values in the Midwest. VCSU was founded as a teacher’s college in 1890, earning a prestigious reputation for producing some of the best educators in the area. Since then, VCSU’s undergraduate offerings have continued to grow and now include a range of programs. VCSU offers more than 80 undergraduate programs in art, business, communication arts, computer systems and software engineering, education, health and physical education, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, and technology education. Online Master of Education and Master of Arts in Teaching degree programs are also available.

The 55-acre campus, one of the most attractive in North Dakota, is bordered on the south by a forested hillside and on the north by the Sheyenne River. Campus architecture features a graceful blend of historic and modern buildings. The entire campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District. VCSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The university is located in the southeastern part of the state in the city from which the institution takes its name. Valley City has a population of approximately 6,500 and is located 60 miles west of Fargo on Interstate 94, making the campus easily accessible both from the east and west. The location of the community lends itself to cultural and recreational activities, and the newly constructed Gaukler Wellness Center offers a variety of services to members.

Additional Information:
Direct inquiries about the position to Search Committee Chair Angela Mircsov. Email: angela.mircsov@vcsu.edu. Phone: 701-845-7564. For accommodation or assistance in the application or interview process, contact: academic.affairs@vcsu.edu. For questions about the status of your application or reference letters, please email human.resources@vcsu.edu. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Valley City State University encourages applications from minorities, women, and disabled persons, and pledges not to discriminate with respect to color, nation of origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status due to receipt of public assistance, or disability as specified in Federal Regulations. Preference will be given to candidates able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference procedure.

Valley City State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, or related discipline
2 years of related experience
Strong knowledge of graphic design history, contemporary art history and movements
Ability to work with others in a collegial and collaborative manner

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience teaching in higher education both in face-to-face and online environments
Years of professional experience in design industry
Proficient with the use of technology in the classroom
Background in print, interactive, and new media such as experience with Adobe Creative Suite, 3D printing, and hybrid/online learning
Experience online teaching using a learning management system such as BlackBoard or similar
Experience academic advising
Experience in student recruitment
Ability to teach a variety of classes including: Photography, classes in the Digital Media Major, Art History, design, drawing, and art appreciations
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