The Art Department at California
State University, Fullerton (CSUF) invites applications for a full-time
tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Illustration, with an
appointment starting in Fall 2017. CSUF values and is dedicated to the goal of
building a diverse community. We
strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through
their teaching, research or service that they can contribute to the diversity
and excellence of our community.
candidate will be qualified to teach BA, BFA, MA and MFA level courses in
Illustration. This appointment is a
teaching assignment consisting of three studio art classes each semester plus
weekly office hours, attendance at faculty and area meetings, participation in
other professional activities, and service to the department, college, university,
and community. The successful candidate will contribute to a dynamic
illustration program with a track record of growth and distinction derived from
awards earned by its students, the successful art careers of its alumni, and
the professional achievements of its faculty. Course assignments may include the
teaching of traditional and digital illustration, perspective drawing, children’s
books and other classical skills that support visual storytelling.
Faculty members are
responsible for creative activity and/or scholarly research recognized by peer
review, professional activity (currency in the field), advising and mentoring
students, and service to the department, college, university, and community. Participation
in outreach to area colleges, high schools, communities, and public and private
entities is also required.
An MFA degree
from an accredited institution or foreign equivalency in appropriate area, or
BFA with more than a decade of significant illustration experience with
national recognition as an artist.
Experience as a practicing illustrator with an established reputation
and significant record of creative and/or scholarly achievement.
representational drawing skills; experience in the design of human anatomy and
structure, perspective, lighting, and color; evidence of observation-based and
imagined art; innovative thinking; and professional-level experience with
digital technology as an image-creator.
the historical and contemporary artists and events that have shaped the field
of illustration, and current knowledge of issues related to professional
proficiency to lecture effectively and conduct studio demonstrations in methods
and media, and develop and update teaching materials (digital or traditional).
ability to contribute to a positive working environment with a wide and
culturally diverse range of colleagues, students, faculty, and staff.
university level teaching experience.
check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily
before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to
satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of
applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the
Rank and Salary
The position will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor,
tenure-track. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience, and
qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California
State University System faculty contract increases. An excellent comprehensive
benefits package is also offered which includes health/vision/dental plans;
spouse, domestic partner, and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus
child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along
with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of
benefits, go to: http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
The Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art
and Design to offer the BA, BFA, MA, and MFA in Art. CSUF is located about 30
miles from downtown Los Angeles in metropolitan Orange County. The Art
Department counts approximately 1,500 undergraduate art majors, 60 graduate
students, 31 full-time faculty, and 60 part-time instructors. A full range of fine
arts and professional programs is offered
and a nationally recognized art gallery is located in the Visual Arts complex. Grand
Central Art Center, a 45,000 sq. ft. graduate studio, residence, and exhibition
facility is located 15 minutes from the main campus. For more information
about the Art Department and the College of the Arts, please refer to the website: http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/art.
A complete online
application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply,
please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 9198BR to begin the application process
and provide the following materials:
(relating your qualifications) addressed to Illustration Search Committee
information for three professional references
philosophy (2-page limit)
portfolio of 20 examples of creative/scholarly work
portfolio of 20 examples of student work
The finalists for this
position will contacted by the Search Committee and are required to submit:
and signed professional letters of recommendations to be uploaded by the
recommenders thru the on-line recruitment system (see instructions below)
academic transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
material may be required of applicants whose applications are to be given
On the References page of the online
application, enter information and email
addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of
reference for your application, which could be different from your list of
three professional references. They
will immediately receive a request via email along with information on
uploading the letter. You will be able
to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the
Application review will begin immediately.
To be assured of full consideration, please submit all materials by Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.
Multiple positions may be
hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
The person holding this
position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse
and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set
forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University,
Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to
fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators
and faculty thrive. Individuals
interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly
encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will provided for
qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.