The School of Art and Design at East Carolina University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in illustration, beginning August 2018. This position will primarily teach undergraduate students within the illustration concentration of the multidisciplinary BFA in Art. The position may also occasionally teach graduate level courses. School of Art and Design faculty teach 3 three-credit courses per semester. Additional responsibilities include curriculum development, participating in recruitment for undergraduate students, engaging in service to the illustration concentration, School, College, University, community, and profession, and collaborating with other art faculty (e.g. animation/interactive design, graphic design, film, and painting/drawing) on curriculum and beyond. The illustration concentration works closely with the painting/drawing concentration as well as other concentrations within the School of Art and Design. The illustration concentration is committed to teaching students to successfully communicate concepts visually for a variety of applied contexts. In tandem with the continual development of conceptualizing abilities, students are exposed to a variety of illustration mediums from the traditional to new media. The ultimate goal is a competitive portfolio of work that reflects the student's unique visual style and conceptual voice.
Special Instructions To Application:
Please upload the following documents via the PeopleAdmin System:
Cover letter addressing position requirements
A link to your personal website that includes: 20 images of illustration work and 20 images of student work. Links to personal work and/or work produced that is not part of the illustration portfolio and any materials such as tutorial videos, sample assignments, research, or syllabi, etc., that could help the committee to better understand your skills and knowledge are OPTIONAL.
List of at least three professional references including affiliation, email address, and phone number
Two to three original letters of reference/recommendation are required at a later date for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference/recommendation submitted via the applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.
MFA or related terminal degree in illustration or related field from an accredited institution is required. Candidates must have a record of professional illustration practice and evidence of potential to produce nationally recognized illustration scholarship/creative activity. Candidates must also demonstrate professional-level competency with current digital technology (including but not limited to Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) relevant to illustration. Evidence of professional communication, collaboration, organizational, and time-management skill is required.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 930531
Organizational Unit Overview:
The School of Art and Design provides a multidisciplinary approach to art and design that provides opportunities for students to develop their creative and critical thinking abilities by thinking through making. The School currently enrolls more than 500 students in twelve areas across four degrees. The School of Art and Design is the most comprehensive and largest BFA Art program in University of North Carolina system and has been continuously accredited by NASAD since 1962. The School has over 40 full-time faculty and is located in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center, a 142,000-square foot facility with specialized equipment, tools, and technology for the School's 14 disciplines—animation/interactive design, art education, art history, film and video production, ceramics, glass, graphic design, illustration, metal design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textile design. From computer labs, a digital loom, CNC routers, and laser cutters to a wood shop, foundry, letterpress shop, black and white dark room and beyond, the School's facilities are comprehensive and available to faculty and students who think, make, and work across the School's disciplines. East Carolina University (ECU) enjoys a proud heritage and record of contribution since its founding in 1907. Within the University of North Carolina system, ECU is the third largest of the state's 16 degree-granting public institutions. Based on the quality of its academic programs, ECU has been named one of the best colleges in the Southeast region by the Princeton Review. ECU's is committed to maximizing student success, serving the public, and leading regional transformation in the East. The University is in the city of Greenville, NC, on the Tar River, and has a community of over 90,000 residents. A former tobacco town, Greenville has developed as a cultural center in eastern North Carolina. In addition to extensive arts offerings by the School of Theater and Dance, School of Music, and School of Art and Design and its Gray Gallery, the city boasts the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, Greenville Museum of Art, Magnolia Arts Center, Whirligig Theater, numerous community schools of music and dance, and more. Outdoor amenities include access to the Tar River for boating and kayaking, the expansive River Park North, a greenway system, a superb Little League stadium and programs, and BMX/skateboarding parks. ECU is located adjacent to the city's historic downtown—Uptown. This thriving district includes restaurants, coffee shops, brew pubs, retail businesses, and art galleries, which regularly hosts community events such as Umbrella Markets, Freeboot Fridays (before home football games), a BMX fest, and First Fridays (art walks).
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.