Dept. of Art & Art History -Instructor/Assistant Professor, Graphics (full-time, temporary, 1 year) | Bridgewater State University Job at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

  • Bridgewater State University
  • Bridgewater, MA

Job Description

Dept. of Art & Art History -Instructor/Assistant Professor, Graphics (full-time, temporary, 1 year)

Rank: Instructor
Tenure Information: 1 year Temp

Department Summary:

The Department of Art and Art History seeks candidates for a full-time, 1 year, benefited faculty position in Graphics for the 2024- 2025 academic year.

The mission of the Department of Art and Art History at Bridgewater State University is to engage students in the exploration and development of their individual creative interests and skills, and their art historical knowledge, analytical abilities and research experience. Our faculty strives to provide an environment in which students can investigate a full range of artistic expressions in the traditional studio and graphic arts, as well as in new technologies, within low-enrollment classes that promote a sense of community and positive learning experiences through strong student-teacher relationships. It is the Department of Art and Art Historys conviction that the teaching of art is most successful when art teachers philosophical and pedagogical approach is informed by their own studio practice. Students within our program develop knowledge and skills in at least one area and are expected to create a cohesive body of artwork in tandem with their Education degree.

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewaters accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values , which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties:

As a temporary full-time faculty member in the department of Art and Art History, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in traditional graphic design as well as time-based media and interactive design, helping students develop a comprehensive understanding of design concepts and techniques across various mediums and student advising.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver engaging curriculum in traditional graphic design and time-based media such as 'web-art' vs. 'web-design'.
  • Advise, mentor and support students in their creative journey; provide constructive feedback and guidance.
  • Participate in departmental initiatives and committee work
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enhance the overall learning experience and foster a vibrant creative community.

Required Qualifications:

Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse student populations from a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability; engage in and develop innovative teaching strategies; effectively assess student learning outcomes.

  • MFA in Graphic Design, and/or related field.
  • Proven experience in teaching at the university level or equivalent professional experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in both traditional graphic design principles and time-based media.
  • Ability to teach foundational studio courses.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a passion for mentoring students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. Bridgewater State University is an E-Verify employer.

This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Posting Number: F00495P

Open Date: 05/20/2024

Close Date: 07/15/2024

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

  • A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
  • CV
  • Cover Letter highlighting relevant experience
  • Teaching Statement
  • Artist statement (Other)
  • Portfolio showcasing your own design work (Portfolio)
  • Portfolio showcasing student work or projects that you have supervised. (Related Professional Materials )
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidates past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the universitys efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates application materials.

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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About Bridgewater State University

Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.

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