Chris Johnson
Since 2002
cj@csj2.com
Works in Flagstaff, Arizona United States of America

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Chris S. Johnson received his B.A. from Central Washington University and his M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a computer artist whose practice blends traditional material and new media. With a diverse background in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and metalsmithing, Johnson situates his work at the intersection between life and computers. Johnson’s work explores the relationship between digital and mystical cultures. In addition, his images often challenge the notion of the traditional image making process. Each piece explores an intricate narrative of figures, iconography and technology.

Chris S. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Visual Communication at Northern Arizona University. He has developed electronic imaging studios and curriculum that explore a wide range of media including: print, web design, animation and multimedia. He teaches beginning and advanced courses designed to push boundaries of computer art. He lectures and exhibits widely in international and national venues, including the New York Digital Salon and SIGGRAPH.

Additional exhibitions include: MacWorld Expo Digital Art Gallery, New York, NY and Digital art in a Traditional World, Long Beach Arts Gallery, Long Beach, CA. He received first place, a prize of “most excellent”, at the SOKI, International Illustration CyberNet Competition. In addition, Johnson’s work was purchased by New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM and private collectors throughout the U.S. and South America.
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JOB

Lecturer of Visual Communication


Deadline:
Wed Jan 15, 2014 14:20

Location:
Flagstaff, Arizona
United States of America

Position: School of Communication, Lecturer of Visual Communication
Vacancy Number: 600601
Department: School of Communication
Status: Full-Time, Regular
Location: Flagstaff
Special Information

This is a non-tenure track, non-tenure eligible position to be hired at the Lecturer level. This position may be renewed depending on satisfactory performance, department needs and available funding.
Application Procedure

Please e-mail the following application materials to VCsearchF13@nau.edu, with the subject line in this format: "(Your last name) VC application": ** Letter of application expressing your teaching philosophy; a statement about your commitment to diversity issues in an academic setting and how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications ** Curriculum Vitae ** 10 - 15 samples of student work in a single PDF ** 10 - 15 portfolio samples of professional/scholarly/creative work in a single PDF ** Provide a link to a site with your Portfolio and student work ** Printed samples will be accepted but will not be returned ** List of five references with names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. ** The committee may request additional information at a later date.
Job Description

The School of Communication at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a lecturer of Visual Communication position (Graphic Design/Interactive Design) beginning in August 2014.
The visual communication program offers a creative and intellectually stimulating environment, with a history of over fifty years. We nurture our students to focus on their role as designers and their use of visual communication techniques and theory for various media and practices.
Responsibilities include teaching, advising at the undergraduate level, and service requirements. Candidate should have a strong knowledge of current industry-standard software (Adobe Creative Suite). The candidate will teach lower division graphic design courses, such as design history, design theory, introduction to graphic design software, beginning-level graphic design, typography and/or interactive design classes.
The proposed workload includes 4 courses per semester as well as advising, mentoring, service to the school, university and discipline. The position begins in August 2014.
Note: Summer teaching opportunities in the School of Communication are frequently available but contingent on funding.
Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree by August 2014.
A complete application including portfolios of personal and student work.
College or university-level teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications

The following qualifications will add strength to candidacy:
MFA degree in Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Digital Media or closely related field.
Bachelor's degree in Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Digital Media or closely related field.
At least one year teaching visual communication courses at the college or university level beyond a teaching-assistantship.
Ability to teach undergraduate graphic design software as evidenced in student work.
Ability to teach undergraduate web design as evidenced in student work.
Professional experience with print design.
Professional experience with interactive design.
Experience in mobile and experience design.
Additional experience with HTML5, CSS, Javascript, or other coding languages used in web design.
Experience teaching online or hybrid courses.
Experience working with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.
General Information

The School of Communication is located in a newly renovated $14.5 million state-of-the-art facility that includes four computer labs, photo darkrooms, a student media complex, editing bays, television broadcast studios and modern electronic classrooms and seminar rooms. The School of Communication is a Macintosh OS environment. Please visit our website at http://www.nau.edu/sbs/communication
Northern Arizona University has a student population of about 26,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff and at over 30 sites across the state. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 67,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
Salary

$43,00 - $45,000 per academic year, depending upon experience.
Application Deadline

This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014.Incomplete applications will not be considered.

FLSA Exempt.


JOB

Lecturer of Visual Communication. Graphic Design/Interactive Design


Deadline:
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:25

Location:
Flagstaff, Arizona
United States of America

The School of Communication at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a lecturer of Visual Communication position (Graphic Design/Interactive Design) beginning in August 2013.

The visual communication program offers a creative and intellectually stimulating environment, with a history of over fifty years. We nurture our students to focus on their role as designers and their use of visual communication techniques and theory for various media and practices.

Responsibilities include teaching and advising at the undergraduate level; and service requirements.
The proposed workload includes 4 courses per semester as well as advising, mentoring, service to the school, university, and discipline. The position begins in August 2013.

Minimum Qualifications

• This position requires an MFA degree, MS or MA or equivalent master’s degree in Visual Communication or a related field.
• College or university teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications
• Documented ability to teach undergraduate classes in Graphic Design, Interactive Design and Web Design.
• MFA degree in Interactive Design, Graphic Design or closely related field
• Bachelor’s degree in Interactive Design, Graphic Design or closely related field
• Strong ability to teach industry standard print, illustration and photo-manipulation software
• Expertise in interactive design along with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
• Expertise in various types of interface design including web, tablet and smartphone.
• Expertise in motion design and animation
• Experience in digital device design and other coding languages
• Professional experience with print design
• Professional experience designing for interactive and/or time-based media
• Experience teaching online or hybrid courses
• Full-time university or college teaching experience
• Experience working with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds
General Information (This section includes information about the University or the specific department or program, and background checking requirements. All job duties should be included in the Job Description section)

The School of Communication is located in a $14.5 million state-of-the-art facility that includes five computer labs, digital imaging labs, a student media complex, editing bays, television broadcast studios and modern electronic classrooms and seminar rooms. Please visit our website: http://nau.edu/sbs/communication/

Northern Arizona University has a student population of about 25,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff and at over 30 sites across the state.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 65,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Salary

Salary is $43,000 - $45,000, depending on experience.
Application Deadline
This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on 4/1/13.
Application Procedure

Please e-mail the following application materials to VCsearch2013@nau.edu with the subject line in this format: “(Your last name) VC application.” Please limit file size limit to 20mb

To be considered for this position, the following information should be included:

• Letter of application - please explain your interest in the position and how you meet minimum and preferred qualifications; and provide details regarding your educational background, professional and/or teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and your commitment to working in a diverse university community
• Current Curriculum Vitae
• 10 - 15 samples of student work (.pdf).
• 10 - 15 portfolio samples of professional/scholarly/creative work (.pdf).
• A link to a site with your portfolio and students’ work.
• List of five references with names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers

The committee may request additional information at a later date.

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Form A-1 Revised 2/11


JOB

Assistant Professor of Digital Communication/New Media


Deadline:
Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:41

Location:
United States of America

The School of Communication at Northern Arizona University is seeking an innovative and creative assistant professor that possesses the technological skills and conceptual imagination to foster technological integration among our 8 academic programs. We have an immediate need for an individual who will help us to implement new media practices, convergence, and integration. This faculty member will facilitate digital media practices among our journalism, electronic media, and photography programs. This person will provide leadership in the curricular and practical development of media convergence for our student newspaper, radio station and television programs. In addition, this new faculty member would help foster a broader sense of integrated media practices and theoretical approaches to new media and multimedia production among our advertising, public relations, visual communication, speech communication and merchandising programs. The successful candidate would develop new courses in New and Digital Media Studies and Production, and contribute to the teaching of existing courses in various programs. This is a wonderful opportunity for a person who has the vision and skills to develop and offer guidance on a new direction of study and practice in our School. The proposed workload includes three courses per semester; advising and mentoring; research/creative activity; and service to the school university and discipline. The position begins in August 2008.


JOB

Lecturer of Visual Communication


Deadline:
Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:40

Location:
United States of America

The School of Communication at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a lecturer faculty position in Visual Communication. The visual communication program has offered a creative and intellectually stimulating environment for over fifty years. We nurture our students to focus on their role as designers and their use of visual communication techniques and theory for various media and practices. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone with enthusiasm in teaching new designers and would like to contribute to the growth of a strong visual communication program. The proposed workload includes four courses per semester: Advising, mentoring and service to the school, university and discipline. The position begins in August 2008.


JOB

Assistant Professor of Visual Communication


Deadline:
Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:38

Location:
United States of America

The School of Communication at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Visual Communication. The visual communication program has offered a creative and intellectually stimulating environment for over fifty years. We nurture our students to focus on their role as designers and their use of visual communication techniques and theory for various media and practices. This is a wonderful opportunity for a person who has enthusiasm, experience and skills to contribute to the growth of a strong visual communication program. The proposed workload includes three courses per semester; advising and mentoring; research and/or creative activity; and service to the school, university and discipline. The position begins in August 2008.