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Faculty - Graphic Communication

Apply now Job no: 495482
Work type: Instructional
Location: Meramec Campus
Categories: Academic Affairs, Communications, Other, Social Sciences & Humanities

Title: Faculty - Graphic Communication

Employee Classification: Faculty F/T 

Department: Fine Arts

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:

The Graphic Communications program, part of the Communication, Design, Creative Arts Division at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, is seeking a dynamic and innovative Assistant Professor with expertise in motion design, commercial illustration, and interactive design to join our team. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of students pursuing careers in graphic design, digital media, and related fields. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching, a commitment to fostering student success, and a dedication to excellence in both traditional and emerging forms of graphic communication.

***Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, a portfolio (10 to 20 pieces) of professional work and/or creative projects, and contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by application deadline will receive full consideration.

What you'll do:

  • -Teach a range of courses in graphic communications with a focus on motion design, illustration techniques, and interactive media.
    -Contribute to the development and implementation of engaging curriculum that integrates theory and practice, and prepares students for careers in graphic design, animation, digital media production, and related fields.
    -Provide hands-on instruction and guidance to students in design software applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, Blender, Autodesk Maya, Cinema 4D, and other relevant software.
    -Foster an inclusive and supportive learning environment that encourages creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration among students from diverse backgrounds.
    -Mentor and advise students on academic and career pathways, helping them to identify their strengths, interests, and goals within the field of graphic communications.
    -Participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives, including curriculum development, assessment activities, and program review processes.
    -Engage in scholarly and creative activities that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of graphic communications and professional practices in the industry.
    -Contribute to the ongoing assessment and accreditation efforts of the Department of Graphic Communications, ensuring compliance with NASAD standards and guidelines.
    -Collaborate with colleagues within the department and across disciplines to promote interdisciplinary learning experiences and interdisciplinary research opportunities.
    -Serve on departmental, divisional, and college-wide committees as assigned, and actively participate in faculty governance and professional development activities.

Education, experience, and other requirements:

A minimum of a BFA in graphic design, visual communication, digital media,
or a related field from an accredited institution.
Minimum two years experience as an instructor.
Minimum one year experience working in a related art field;


A minimum of a BFA in graphic design, visual communication, digital media,
or a related field from an accredited institution.
Minimum four years experience working in a related art field

Preferred Qualifications:

A terminal degree (MFA or equivalent) in graphic design, visual communication, digital media,
or a related field from an accredited institution.
Two years of full-time teaching or equivalent.

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