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Instructor II / Assistant Professor - Graphic Communication

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Work type: Instructional
Location: Florissant Valley Campus
Categories: Academic Affairs, Communications, Other

Title: Instructor II / Assistant Professor - Graphic Communication

Employee Classification: Faculty F/T 

Department: Graphic Communications

Salary Range:  Commensurate with Experience

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit:  St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer:  For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community:  Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students.  More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation.  STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion:  STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]:  STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow:  Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents.  Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance:  Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness:  STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley is accepting applications for a full-time faculty position in Graphic Communications in the Art Department. St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and serves approximately 100 Graphic Communications majors yearly. This position contributes to the overall work of the Graphic Communications programs, the department and college, including preparation and planning for instruction; teaching courses; assisting in student advising; participating in departmental development and committees (textbook selection, course review and revision); participating in campus and college committees, meetings, and activities.

What you'll do:

  • The successful candidate is expected to be able to teach any of the following: graphic design, typography, web design, interactive design, computer graphics, and graphic design history. Preference will be given to a candidate who also has the ability to teach in other design and illustration related courses.

    Teaching assignments may include day, evening and weekend classes.
    • Formal course contact teaching of 15 credit hours, which may be conducted face to face and online.
    • Preparation and planning for instructing assigned classes in accordance with course objectives.
    • Preparing and correcting examinations and other student work assignments.
    • Scheduling student conferences to review individual student progress.
    • Participation in departmental development, evaluation and revision of course objectives and outlines, instructional strategies, and systems of evaluation of student learning.
    • Participation on other departmental, divisional, campus and college-wide committees.
    • Assistance in student recruitment, job placement, or transfer placement.
    • Attendance at faculty meetings and institutional ceremonies or meetings.
    • Participation in community activities.
    • Academic advising and mentoring of student majors.
    • Sponsoring the student graphics communication club.
    • The successful candidate will also actively engage the professional graphics community.
    • The College reserves the right to assign other normal professional responsibilities as may be appropriate.

Education, experience, and other requirements:

Candidates seeking this position should have an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design, Web Design, or Interactive Design or a related field, at least five years of relevant professional experience, and one or more years of part-time or full-time teaching experience at the college level.

The candidate must possess strong communication skills and the ability to work in a studio-oriented department. Demonstrated proficiency in macOS and current graphics industry software is required. The successful candidate will be proficient in graphic design. Additional proficiency in interactive design and/ or web design is highly preferred. An expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and other industry-standard software is vital. Knowledge and education in related disciplines such as motion design, game design, and/ or illustration a plus. Commitment to interdisciplinary, conceptual, and collaborative approaches in design and electronic media is essential.

The complete application package should include the STLCC instructional application and the following:
1. Cover Letter
2. Résumé
3. Three references with contact information
4. Portfolio website containing twenty digital images of candidate’s professional work (format: include hyperlink on resume and/ or cover letter)
5. Twenty digital images of student work (format: include hyperlink on resume and/ or cover letter)
6. Upload all materials listed under “additional materials” below via link provided in application portal.

1. Photocopies of graduate transcript
2. Statement of teaching philosophy
3. Three letters of recommendation
4. Course packets (syllabus, handouts, project itineraries and relevant materials)

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters degree in Graphic Design, Web Design, or Interactive Design or a related field.

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