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Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, Florida - United States
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General Illustration, FT Faculty


Beginning August 2022


Illustration Department


General Illustration, Full-Time Faculty Appointment with Benefits


The Illustration program at Ringling College of Art and Design has established an exciting curriculum with unique courses in the first year for every degree program. In order to meet the needs of this academic vision, the College is seeking qualified candidates that are broadly qualified for beginning through upper level courses in Illustration and passionate about teaching in a collaborative environment.


This is a full-time appointment with benefits. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.  The anticipated start date is August 2022. The College has a supportive, collegial faculty, a curriculum that strongly values excellence and a robust support system dedicated to using the most current technology.


Ideal candidates will be comfortable teaching first year through upper level students within a structure of three courses or nine credits per semester. Ongoing commitment to creative work/scholarship in the profession is expected and active participation with faculty, department, and college service is required, as well as:


·      Attending relevant area meetings and critiques.

·      Collaborating with other faculty teaching the same courses to optimize delivery of the common competencies to students.

·      Sharing projects, examples and resources with area colleagues.

·      Participating with on-going project reviews.

·      Working with Coordinators and Department Heads on variations or improvements to the delivery of the common competencies.

·      Attending and participating in end-of-semester curricular reviews, assessment and planning meetings.


Candidates for this position should have the expertise and ability to teach:

·      Different levels of Illustration courses including Illustration I, Illustration II, and Advanced Illustration.

·      Narrative drawing and painting.

·      Figure Studies and Figure Anatomy

·      Traditional Illustration techniques, including watercolor, pen & ink, scratchboard, oil rub, gouache, etc.

·      Digital Illustration, including Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

·      Illustration within the contexts of advertising or editorial or book illustration.


(Minimum Qualifications) Include evidence of:

  • A master’s degree that demonstrates expertise appropriate for teaching art and/or design OR, a 4-year professional degree in art or design and equivalent experience, training and expertise with an appropriate record of professional achievement in the field.
  • An ability to clearly communicate and work effectively with faculty, students and administrators.
  • Proficiency in digital technology relevant to the area and courses.
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative educational environment.


(Preferred Qualifications) Include evidence of:

  • MFA or other terminal degree in the field.
  • Ability to teach other courses within Illustration such as Painting, or Figure.
  • Successful college level teaching experience.


(Special Instructions to Applicants)

Required materials include cover letter incorporating experiences that address the position requirements, resume or CV, employment and education history, contact information of three references (names, titles, email, and telephone numbers), examples of personal work, and, an unofficial transcript copy of the most relevant degree. Student work examples may also be submitted. Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials if needed. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


For portfolio, you have the option to upload electronic documents/images, up to 5 MB, or a URL. Candidates are encouraged to supply a variety of examples in their portfolio that address the needed skill areas.

General questions regarding the job application process may be emailed to aamail@ringling.edu.

Apply on-line https://ringling.simplehire.com

Ringling College of Art and Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer