Assistant Professor Art: Digital Graphic Design. The applicant should have an MFA in a studio discipline, preferably graphic design with a printmaking background if possible.. Tentative beginning date August 2012. This is a full time tenure track position and the primary responsibilities include teaching the Graphic Design undergraduate courses, various basic foundation courses, advising Graphic Design art students, and supervision of the Digital Design MAC lab. Other responsibilities include departmental work which includes overseeing departmental graphics as needed and college committee work.
Applicant should have a strong commitment to teaching from the viewpoint of an active studio practice, and an understanding of current theories, issues, and practices in education. Other desired skills include college level teaching experience, and ability to teach current technologies in digital art disciplines. Participation in creative/scholarly activity and departmental and college service is expected. Distance education or web-based instructional responsibilities are possible.
The College has recently completed a new strategic plan that envisions the College as a center for urban leadership development. The Division of Visual and Performing Arts, with its focus on “the artists as activist” plays a critical role in this strategic plan, with an emphasis on the improvement of urban education. As a result the College seeks to attract faculty members and students who are passionate about engaging contemporary urban issues.
Submit letter of application, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, teaching philosophy, 20 images of creative work (35mm slides or digital samples, CD/DVD), three current letters of recommendation (with names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references) to:
James Lutomski, Chair,
Department of Art
8425 West McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of completed applications begins April 16th 2012 .
Founded in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent, comprehensive Catholic liberal arts college sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It strives to help students develop capacity for critical thought, competence in the workplace, and commitment to building a more just and humane society