St.  Catherine University

Assistant Professor: Department of Art and Art History - Graphic Design

Dec 01, 2017
May 04, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Summary Information Position Responsibilities

The Art and Art History Department at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN, invites applicants for a full time, three-year renewable, rolling contract faculty position, with the Department of Art and Art History at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2018, pending budget approval. The department primarily educates students in the University's College for Women which sits within the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding.

Responsibilities: The faculty member will teach a 3-3 course load that includes two entry level design classes, three upper level classes in publication design, web design and illustration and one class to be developed in the faculty's area of interest. Other responsibilities include mentoring and advising students in the Graphic Design discipline, participating in student portfolio reviews, managing the production of Ariston (a student-run arts publication), and other duties as specified by the department chair. We seek faculty who are interested in developing the most effective instructional strategies and implementing curricula that addresses multicultural issues to engage a diverse student body.

Position Qualifications

Required qualifications: Required Qualifications: MFA with a consistent record of active engagement in the discipline. Candidates must demonstrate a broad knowledge of Graphic Design and be able to articulate contemporary, historical and conceptual issues. Minimum 2 years college teaching experience.
Preference will be given to individuals with evidence of successful college teaching effectiveness and an interest in Graphic Design as a vehicle for social justice. Strong writing, speaking and effective interpersonal skills are also preferred.

We seek a candidate who is active in the field and an enthusiastic educator with a strong desire to build the Graphic Design program and foster excellence in our students while teaching courses to art majors and students in other disciplines. The successful candidate should be dedicated to their own personal studio practice as well as program/curriculum planning and development.

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity, and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research, and service.

Special/Other Requirements Summary To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to apply. Position number is 20170036-Faculty. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and artist statement. All applicants are also required to submit 20 labelled examples of work on a multi-paged PDF and 10 labelled examples of student work on a separate multi-paged PDF. Candidates selected for interview will be required to provide contact information for three references. Official transcripts and a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Carol Chase, Chair of Art and Art History at Review of applications will begin February 15, 2018; position will remain open until filled.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
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