DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Late August 2017
QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Fine Arts degree
THE POSITION: The successful candidate will work at the intersection of artistic production, digital design, and media. Specific areas of expertise are open, but applicants should demonstrate innovative combinations within these fields. Areas may include but are not limited to, visualization, emerging design/media, visual arts, audio arts and motion media.
Candidates should have a professional artistic pursuit including the use of animation, and teaching experience with a strong commitment to college-level visual arts education. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in historical and contemporary aspects of art, theory, design and research. We are seeking a candidate who has exceptional critical aptitude and the ability to comprehend a broad view of contemporary image making. Demonstrated competency in traditional and digital technologies is expected.
The position requires the capacity to develop curriculum and the implementation of elective offerings serving both department and the college.Candidates must possess an ability to instruct and advise students in developing a professional practice in the field of art and design. Excellent written and oral communication skills and a strong collaborative spirit for teamwork and service to the department, institution, and field are imperative. Experience in traditional 2-dimensional design, as well as emerging 3-dimensional and digital technologies is a benefit.
Teaching responsibilities may include graphic design, typography, 3-D design and fabrication, art history, digital tools, animation and game design.
THE DEPARTMENT: Department of Visual Arts (DOVA) is located in the new Jackson Dinsdale Art Center and the Gray Center for Communication Arts. DOVA includes six full-time faculty members, with an emphasis on innovative experiential learning. All faculty are committed to their own art practice as well as being educators.
THE COLLEGE: Founded in 1882, Hastings College is an independent, coeducational, Presbyterian-related college with an enrollment of nearly 1200 students. The student/faculty ratio is 14:1. The median ACT composite of entering students is about 24.
THE COMMUNITY: Hastings (pop. 25,000) is an attractive residential community in South-Central Nebraska, 100 miles west of Lincoln, Nebraska. The city enjoys good public and private schools, offers excellent professional and community services and serves as a cultural center for a large surrounding area.
APPLICATIONS: Candidates who meet the qualifications should send a vita, a personal statement of interest in joining the Hastings College faculty, and either (1) an official credential file or (2) unofficial transcripts of all college and university work, as well as three letters of reference to:
Dr. Gary Johnson
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Hastings College, 710 N. Turner Ave.
Hastings, NE 68901
Phone: (402) 461-7346
Fax: (402) 461-7778
Experienced teachers are also encouraged to submit copies of course syllabi and results of teaching evaluations.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: To be assured full consideration, all materials should be received by Monday, January 16.