Faculty Classification: AY Faculty Status: Tenure-Track Status: Awaiting Approval Department Name: School of Computing & Design Degree/Program: B.S. Communication Design Job Number: FAC2018-305 Priority Screening Date: 11/12/2018 Recruitment Status: Apply now! Priority screening date is November 12, 2018.
Position Description: The Communication Design program (CD) in the School of Computing and Design at California State University, Monterey Bay is seeking applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position in Communication Design at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with expertise in areas of game design, graphic design, interface design, user experience design and/or web design will be considered. Because the Communication Design program offers a Bachelor of Science degree and is integrated with our Computer Science program, we are seeking candidates with strong technical and digital multimedia skills.
Teach foundational CD courses and upper division courses in one of the three Concentrations: Game Design, Graphic Design, and Web Design
Develop curriculum and support material for foundational CD courses and for courses in one of the three Concentrations: Game Design, Graphic Design, and Web Design
As part of the program team, play an instrumental role in the design, development and delivery of programs, projects, initiatives, and efforts that support broadening participation in computing and design
Develop collaborative relationships and execute projects with educators in institutions in the CD pipeline, including feeder community colleges, high/middle schools, educational offices in the Monterey region and industry partners
Collaborate in the design, development and delivery of other Communication Design courses
Develop and/or implement research projects (grant-funded where feasible) that contribute to the dynamic learning environment and provide our diverse students with opportunities for undergraduate research
Additional responsibilities include guiding student capstone learning experiences, exploring innovative pedagogical approaches and participating in the development of grants
Earned terminal degree in Design / Studio Art or closely related field (MFA or PhD)
Demonstrated commitment to teaching, inclusive excellence, and improving key outcomes of higher education including learning outcomes
Fluency in multiple software applications used in the communication design professions and the willingness to stay current with these programs and explore new and emerging technologies
Professional experience outside of academia in Game Design, Graphic Design, and/or Web Design
Strong knowledge of/background in challenges in multimedia design higher education, with particular interest in developing solutions to address these challenges for low-income, underrepresented and first generation student populations
Experience or demonstrated interest in developing and implementing effective interventions and end-to-end programs, including K-12 outreach, with demonstrable improvement in outcomes for students
Experience in developing scholarly activities outside the classroom to create an excellent learning environment for CD students
Ability to work with the existing faculty/staff team to contribute to the overall quality of the program
Experience in acquiring grants, contracts and sponsorships
A record of successfully teaching, advising, recruiting, empowering, and nurturing the educational goals of a diverse student population
Other Related Information: We are seeking candidates who are passionate about addressing the challenges and exploring the opportunities facing higher education to join our team that is working on attracting underrepresented, low-income, and first-generation students into the design related computing fields and supporting them through post-graduation success. Along with their commitment to teaching in the CD program, including courses related to their area of expertise, an ideal candidate will be interested in all aspects of an end-to-end CD pathway to support a diverse student body. This begins with students initial interest in design and digital communication technologies, and moves through college readiness; teaching high quality user experience courses; co-curricular academic, professional, and personal growth support; internships; and finishing with graduation and careers. The selected faculty will join a cross-disciplinary team, building strength via strong regional collaborations with partner organizations from education, industry, and government.
Communication Design Program
The CD program at CSUMB in collaboration with our partners is interested in reexamining approaches to visual design higher education, especially as it relates to broadening participation in the field and decreasing cost and time to degree. Unlike most design programs typically housed in Fine Arts departments, our Communication Design program, since its inception, is part of the School of Computing & Design within CSUMBs College of Science. We offer three Concentrations: Game Design, Graphic Design, and Web Design. In addition to a strong foundation in design and communication theories, all of our CD students take programming, computer architecture, and human computer interaction courses. They graduate with portfolios that demonstrate strong technical, creative, and collaborative skills that prepare them to contribute to the evolving and technologically demanding communication design professions.
Special Conditions of Employment: The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Educations Family Educational Rights and Privacy and Californias Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
A completed online application and all required materials must be received by University Personnel by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screening date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials.
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