The English, Technical Communication, and Media Arts Department at Southern Polytechnic State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position (other ranks considered) in Communication Design beginning August 2013. The position is contingent on funding being available. SPSU (www.spsu.edu) is a member institution in the University System of Georgia, located 20 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta, in the historic city of Marietta.
Candidates must have at minimum a terminal MFA in Communication Design, Visual Communication, Media Arts, or a closely related field by the time of appointment; doctorate preferred. Candidates must also have a desire and ability to teach online courses. Preference will be given to candidates with workplace experience and an ability to teach a range of graduate and undergraduate level courses, including print design, web design, data visualization, applied graphics, 2D animation, and multimedia design. Responsibilities include teaching 12 credit hours each semester of communication design courses and other courses as appropriate to the candidate’s background; opportunities exist for a 9 credit/semester teaching load for candidates with a doctorate and evidence of a strong research agenda. The new hire will also take part in exploring new degree offerings at the graduate and undergraduate level.
A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and a copy of graduate transcripts. Applicants should also provide a list of at least three professional references with contact information. All application materials must be submitted online. Please visit our Human Resources web site at https://employment.spsu.edu for details and position requirements. Clicking on a position opening will direct you to our online application process. Screening of candidates will begin January 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Southern Polytechnic State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is a residential university with approximately 6,200 students pursuing bachelors and masters degrees in many of the nation's fastest growing technology fields. The university, located one mile west of 1-75's Exit 263, is just 20 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta. Southern Polytechnic is an EOE/ADA/AA Employer.