The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University is seeking an accomplished illustrator to join our new Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Illustration as Program Director and faculty member. Applicants will be evaluated comprehensively with consideration given to the totality of their professional and educational accomplishments.
The illustration curriculum emphasizes foundational drawing, painting and design skills, and the development of those skills in both traditional and digital media. Our mission is to equip our students with the means to pursue creative and meaningful careers as professional illustrators.
This full-time, tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, will begin in the fall of 2011. In addition to teaching in and overseeing the BFA program in Illustration, the successful candidate will be expected to assist in marketing and publicizing the new major, spearhead continued curriculum development, take part in departmental and/or university committee work, advise major students, oversee independent study work with individual students, and participate in the recruitment of students as well as full-time and adjunct faculty.
The successful candidate will hold a graduate degree, preferably an MFA, in illustration or a related discipline and will present significant evidence of professional work in the field of illustration. Three years of college-level teaching is required; administrative and curriculum development experience is highly desirable. Professional experience, involving the application of illustration skills to a variety of challenges and situations and involving current practices in digital as well as traditional media, is required. In addition to experience, candidates should have demonstrated achievement in the field, as evidenced by peer recognition, professional honors, prominence of clientele and contributions to the field.
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William M. Davis, Chairman
New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University
75 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
This position is subject to final budget approval.
The deadline for applications is January 28, 2011 and a final decision is expected by April 1, 2011. All application materials, including a cover letter, CV and electronic portfolio (a minimum of 20 examples of professional work and 20 examples of student work), should be emailed to: William M. Davis, Chairman, The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University at firstname.lastname@example.org