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California State Polytechnic University Seeking Graphics Assistant Professor

Published October 11, 2017
The Department of Art in the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for one tenure-track position in the area of Graphic Design, at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018.
This tenure-track position provides instruction in Graphic Design for undergraduate courses within the Department of Art. The position requires teaching, advising, professional, and scholarly activities in graphic design or related areas. The new faculty member will also be involved in administrative tasks and service at the department, college, and university levels. Applicants with work that incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) in Visual Arts, Graphic Design or related fields from an accredited (recognized equivalent) university completed by June 30th, 2018.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of professional design or related work experience.
  • Teaching experience in design or related fields at the university level.
  • Demonstration of ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, creative and scholarly activities, teaching, advising, and service.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Effective teaching in graphic design courses from the foundation level (3D design, introductory drawing courses) to upper division elective courses (advanced 3D and technical illustration courses as well as studio art.
  • An expert user and instructor of applicable software and digital technologies engaged with current trends and grounded in the concepts, principles and practices in the digital 3D environment.
  • Knowledgeable in and able to supervise woodshop and 3D printing labs.
  • An effective mentor and advisor of students.
  • Excellent record of active participation in professional organizations.

Application Procedure
A completed application will consist of the following:

By regular mail:

By e-mail, on one e-mail, include the following:

  • A cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching, research experience, and interests that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
  • A curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;
  • A website link of the online portfolio showing 20 samples of work and 20 samples of work by the candidate’s students; and
  • An unofficial transcript showing the highest degree earned.

Note: Finalists for the position will be required to provide an official transcript and three letters of reference dated within the last two years. Final candidates being interviewed are expected to make a scholarly presentation to faculty and interact with students.

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 30th, 2017. Early response is encouraged.

Email for electronic submission of materials:
Subject line: 3D/Graphic Design/2017-2018 Faculty Position

The address and contact numbers for the department are:
Department of Art Faculty Search
c/o Patricia Martinez, Administrative Coordinator
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave. Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909.869.3508 FAX: 909.869.4939
Subject line: 3D/Graphic Design/2017-2018 Faculty Position


Postal Address:
Patricia Martinez
Art Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W Temple Ave Bldg 13
Pomona, CA 91722
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