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Assistant Professor of Interactive Digital Media/Web Design

  • Deadline:
    March 10, 2013, 11:45 p.m.
  • Location:
    Morningside College, 1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa, 51106, US

Morningside College invites applications for a full-time tenure track appointment at the assistant professor level teaching interactive emerging digital media in the Art Department beginning August 2013.
• MA or appropriate equivalent degree from an accredited college or university.
• Demonstrated expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, and web-development software and technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CMS, mobile/apps and motion graphics.
• Professional experience in interactive design using current emerging technologies.
Also, applicants must: 1) be familiar with the use of social media in design and advertising, 2) develop and teach studio courses in web design and new media from an art/design perspective for undergraduate art majors and non-majors, and 3) teach courses that help develop critical thinking and writing skills. This includes the capstone course Senior Art Seminar, team-taught in two-year rotations with art faculty, and may include other courses that serve the liberal arts curriculum. Other responsibilities to the department and the college are: 1) sophomore art reviews and senior exhibit/portfolio evaluations, 2) student advising, committee service, attendance at faculty meetings, and 3) assessment of courses and program.

Morningside College is a private, coeducational, residential, comprehensive institution, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1894, the college is growing and currently serves over 1200 full-time undergraduate students of diverse social, cultural, ethnic, racial, and
national backgrounds, as well as over 850 students in its one graduate program in Education. Morningside confers five baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education, as well as Master of Arts in Teaching. The faculty is committed to the liberal arts as a foundation for every field of the professional and career-centered curriculum. The 68-acre campus includes 21 buildings and is situated in Sioux City, Iowa, a community recognized as the economic and cultural center of Siouxland, a metropolitan region with a population of over 140,000.

Morningside College faculty typically teach five 4-credit courses per academic year to fulfill a 20-hour load. In addition, faculty teach one May Term course every three years. Excellence in teaching, effective advising, scholarship, and service are expected for all faculty members.
Screening for the position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Apply on-line only by submitting an e-mail to facultysearch@morningside.edu entering Art Search in the subject line, and attaching in PDF or Microsoft Word files the following documents: a cover letter, e-mail address, current curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. If the letters of recommendation are not included with the application, they must be electronically submitted to the "facultysearch" e-mail address provided above.

Additionally, applicants should send a CD/DVD with: 1) artist's statement, 2) examples of applicant's work, including links to websites, and written descriptions/explanations of these examples, and 3) examples of student work, if available to the following address: Ms. Terri P. McGaffin, Art Search Committee Chair, 1501 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106. Questions about the position may be addressed to Ms. Terri McGaffin, Department of Art (712-274-5229 or mcgaffin@morningside.edu)
Morningside College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.
Application Information
Contact: Art Search
c/o Ms. Terri P. McGaffin
Morningside College
Phone: 712-274-5229
Email Address: facultysearch@morningside.edu