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  • Opening Date: 2019-01-09
  • Job Opening Id: 516912
  • College/Division: College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts
  • Department: Art and Art History

Job Information

Position Description:

The Art + Art History Department of Florida International University seeks an artist/designer with a significant creative practice and/or research to teach courses in Graphic Design, and to provide leadership in the development and shaping of a design curriculum in an environment committed to critical inquiry across disciplines. An ability to address current design concerns such as interactivity, user-centered innovation, environmental, experience-based and/or social design is desirable. Interest and experience in design history, founding studio practices such as typography, letterpress or printmaking are also advantageous. This is a full-time, non-tenure earning Instructor position to commence in August 2019.

Preference will be given to candidates showing evidence of exceptional teaching and ability to engage in the theoretical and critical discourses of contemporary art and design in practice and pedagogy. The candidate should have an innovative vision for curriculum development that capitalizes upon the transformative capacity of design in a global context. Salary is competitive with peer institutions and commensurate with quality and output of teaching experience, and creative practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach courses primarily in visual communication/graphic design, and including undergraduate independent studies and thesis
  • Develop design curricula emphasizing a diversity of conceptual and technical practices
  • Mentoring, and service to the department and University
  • Ability to engage in cross-disciplinary teaching and interacting with all studio students in critiques and studio visits

Qualifications: Required

  • MFA degree from an accredited institution with an emphasis in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Studio Art, or equivalent degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of historical and contemporary trends in the field of graphic design
  • Expertise in digital technologies for design

Qualifications: Preferred

  • A minimum of three years teaching experience at the university level
  • Experience as a practicing graphic designer
  • Experience with creating/teaching web design, UI/UX design, and other emerging technologies
  • Experience with teaching the integration of new technologies across disciplines
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research and practice linking art and design to other fields in the humanities, natural sciences, engineering, and technology
  • A demonstrated concern for global perspective and ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university's continuing commitment to cultural diversity

Application Process: ¿

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 516912 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu. Please submit the following documents as a single PFD file:

  • Cover letter stating how the applicant’s interests, experience and qualifications fulfill the position ¿ 
  • Curriculum vitae ¿ 
  • Statement addressing current creative work ¿ 
  • Statement of teaching philosophy ¿ 
  • Portfolio and support materials including twenty digital files representing creative work and scholarly activities ¿ 
  • Digital files of student work created under the applicant’s supervision. ¿ 
  • Sample syllabi for digital arts courses. ¿ 
  • Contact information (e-mail address, phone numbers) for three current references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.
  • Finalists will be asked to submit official transcripts and three letters of recommendation ¿

Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references, who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 1, 2019. Review will continue until the position is filled. All questions regarding the search should be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs: Mirta Del Valle (mgomez@fiu.edu), and William Maguire (maguirew@fiu.edu).

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

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To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

 

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

 

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

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