California State University, San Bernardino — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Art / Design

Depends on Qualifications

San Bernardino, CA

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Academic Affairs

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Department: Art
Appointment: Assistant Professor Tenure Track
Effective: September 2019
Area of Specialization: Design

The Design Program in the Department of Art at California State University San Bernardino seeks to appoint an innovative and versatile design educator, with a broad range of design skills and a focus on UX/UI, web and mobile platform design, and a commitment to the professional practice of graphic design for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor.

Candidates should have technical industry experience with interface and interaction design, mobile application development with research-based design practices, with a focus on user-experience principles; understanding of, and the technical production of web and interactive media including: information architecture; web standards; scripting; SEO; an ability to adapt to technological and philosophical shifts in the design industry; and, broad training that includes strong foundations in typography, aesthetics, and conceptual development applied across media. An ideal candidate will have University teaching experience beyond graduate experience. Applicants should display evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills also.

The Department of Art, as part of the College of Arts & Letters at CSUSB, offers a BA in Art, with five concentrations (Art History, Visual Studies, Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Graphic Design & Marketing), plus an MFA program in Studio Art. The department serves approximately 500 students in its majors per year, plus other students from across the campus. The core approach taken to teaching across all the areas of the department focuses on visual and material literacy, as well as critical and discursive analysis of art, design and other cultural productions. Students that we serve gain a broad base of skills in the areas of art and design making, as well as research, critical thinking, problem solving, and writing. Through our programs, we strongly encourage an open approach to understanding how all aspects of art, design and cultural production contribute to imperatives of diversity and community engagement.

California State University, San Bernardino is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles.  CSUSB offers programs through the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate, 35 graduate and one doctoral degree as well as 13 programs with national accreditation.

CSUSB is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive academic community and building a culturally diverse faculty.  Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Typical Activities

The successful candidate will: teach into the design program’s schedule of classes at all undergraduate levels; perform committee duties at department, college and university levels; continue their professional and/or research work in their area of specialization; and, broaden links to local, regional and national communities within their area of expertise in order to promote and further student success.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate degree from accredited University in a field associated with UX/UI design (Informatics, HCI etc.), or compensating professional practice / industry experience by time of appointment.

Three to five years professional practice experience (where strong understanding of industry standard design/production practices were demonstrated).

The ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Some teaching experience in relevant design subjects at university undergraduate level.

Preferable Qualifications:
Experience of introducing students to and supporting students in professional opportunities, such as coordination of internships or co-ops, student-staffed design studios, experiential and service-learning projects.

Supplemental Information
In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the university’s strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity.

Please submit the name, telephone number and email address of three references and three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment, copies of all postsecondary degrees (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

Also include a Diversity Statement detailing how your teaching and/or service and/or scholarship would support the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field. (Maximum 250 words).

Priority deadline to submit applications is November 15, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

To find out more about the Department of Art, please visit   If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at Salary is commensurate with experience.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096 – Revised July 21, 2017)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

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