The Missouri Southern State University Art Department invites applications for a one year, Digital Photographer/Graphic Design Foundation non-tenure-track position, with the possibility of renewal, beginning August 2013. MFA with concentration in photography or graphic design required. Teaching includes digital photography and foundation level graphics courses introducing Adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design and Dreamweaver) on the Apple platform. Secondary responsibilities include academic advising, oversight of the photography studio and related equipment, and may include teaching foundation level art studio or art appreciation courses. Other departmental/university responsibilities include being involved with program planning, assessment, and curriculum development. Applicant should possess an enthusiasm and commitment to undergraduate teaching, the ability to collaborate with the graphics faculty, and have an active photographic or design career as evidenced by current work and record. Preference will be given to applicants with previous university teaching experience, who could contribute to the department or university international programming, and are broadly trained to teach a range of traditional and contemporary media, techniques, materials, issues, and concepts in photography and graphic design.
Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae (with the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references), three letters or reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, artist statement, and unofficial graduate transcripts to FacultyVitae@mssu.edu and include the position title in the subject line. Official transcripts are required within 45 days after the contract is issued. Applicants should also submit a CD-Rom or DVD with a list of works, 20 images of current personal work in .jpg or .pdf formats, and 10-20 samples of student works to:
Digital Foundations Search Committee
Department of Art
Missouri Southern State University
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, Missouri 64801-1595
No materials will be returned to applicants (unless indicated and a SASE is included with application packet).
Screening will begin December 3, 2012, and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.
Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Employment will require a background check. MSSU is an EOE/AA employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer.