A full-time faculty position in the Department of Art & Design is available beginning August 1, 2018. We are seeking a broadly skilled individual to join a small, high-performing department. The ideal candidate would be primarily responsible for graphic design and photography courses along with some foundations courses as needed. Applicants who are energetic about holding high standards and developing high-caliber art students are encouraged to apply.
Applicants may view examples of recent current work in the online gallery:
Teach a variety of courses in the Department of Art & Design. Areas of instruction include graphic, design, commercial and fine-art photography, and art history.
As needed supervision of upper-level directed or independent studies including senior exhibition, assistance with gallery duties and recruiting of visiting artists.
Additional responsibilities include the supervision of the spring-semester Juried Student Show and working with other faculty to coordinate gallery exhibitions curation, promotion and installation. Student workers, appropriate classes and other faculty may participate in the coordination and execution of both exhibits.
Envision and promote program expansion and development including assisting with recruiting efforts in conjunction with the Department of Admissions and the Department Chair.
Academically advise students within, or interested in, the Department of Art & Design.
Adhere to departmental standards and hold student artists to a professional bar of excellence.
Maintain a safe working environment for students, including updating MSDS records and instructing students on safety.
As with all faculty members an intentional integration of Christian perspective within all aspects of the discipline, the advising of current students, the assisting in recruiting prospective students, and the participation in faculty committees.
Salary and rank will be determined by credentials and experience. The College provides a benefits package and a stipend for moving expenses.
Founded in 1887, Sterling College’s mission is to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. With over 700 students and 46 full-time faculty members, the campus community shares a vision to be recognized as the finest Christ-centered, servant-leadership-development-focused liberal arts experience in the Great Plains. Located in Sterling, Kansas, the College enjoys a cordial relationship with this city of 2,600. Hutchinson (pop. 40,000) is a 25-minute drive, and Wichita (pop. 300,000) is about 65 minutes away. Learn more about us at www.sterling.edu.
A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must undergo a background check. To view the list of items to be completed to apply for this position, please go to https://www.sterling.edu/employment and view the Art & Design information. Materials are to be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the online application, candidates must submit a 15 piece portfolio of their personal work in graphic design work and 15 pieces in photography. Additional examples of photographic skill are welcome as well. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit examples of student work created under their instruction.
Portfolios of still images, video reels or other media examples may be submitted as either a downloadable link, portfolio link, or medium-res JPGs. Attachments should be less than 15MB in total if emailed. Please do not send CDs or DVDs of portfolios for review. These items are also to be submitted electronically to email@example.com.
All SC employees are expected to demonstrate a strong and articulate Christian faith, to model and mentor students in servant leadership and in the integration of faith into life and learning. Specific requirements for this position include:
A. required. M.F.A. preferred. Specific area of degree is not as important as portfolio, exhibition/publishing record, and references revealing an excellence of instruction.
Significant professional graphic design experience and familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge and Lightroom.
Strong collaborative skills and leadership ability.
College teaching experience that demonstrates an understanding of the teaching/learning process preferred.
An understanding of undergraduate art students and an ability to relate well to them.
About Sterling College
Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four year liberal arts college located in Sterling, Kansas.
Sterling College is a Christian liberal arts college, founded in 1887. With an enrollment of nearly 700, the College has increased enrollment over 30% in the past seven years and looks to continue this trend toward fulfillment of its long-term vision. Sterling is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and is accredited by Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Sterling College, in its employment practices, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, or national origin.