Assistant Professor of Communication Design
Southern Polytechnic State University 50 reviews - Marietta, GA

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The English, Technical Communication, and Media Arts Department at Southern Polytechnic State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position (other ranks considered) in Communication Design beginning August 2013. The position is contingent on funding being available. SPSU ( is a member institution in the University System of Georgia, located 20 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta, in the historic city of Marietta.

Southern Polytechnic State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is a residential university with approximately 6,200 students pursuing bachelors and masters degrees in many of the nation’s fastest growing technology fields. The university, located one mile west of 1-75’s Exit 263, is just 20 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta. Southern Polytechnic is an EOE / ADA /AA Employer.

Essential Responsiblities
Responsibilities include teaching 12 credit hours each semester of communication design courses and other courses as appropriate to the candidate’s background; opportunities exist for a 9 credit/semester teaching load for candidates with a doctorate and evidence of a strong research agenda. The new hire will also take part in exploring new degree offerings at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Desirable Knowledge, Abilities & Skills
Candidates must also have a desire and ability to teach online courses.

Candidates must have at minimum a terminal MFA in Communication Design, Visual Communication, Media Arts, or a closely related field by the time of appointment; doctorate preferred.

Preference will be given to candidates with workplace experience and an ability to teach a range of graduate and undergraduate level courses, including print design, web design, data visualization, applied graphics, 2D animation, and multimedia design.

Special Instructions Summary
In addition to the required documents which must be uploaded, please note the following additional information:

-Cover Letter
-Curriculum Vitae
-Statement of teaching philosophy
-Statement of research interests and goals
-Unofficial graduate transcripts
- 3 professional references with contact information (name, phone number and address)

Screening of candidates will begin January 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Proposed Annual Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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According to University President Lisa Rossbacher, "Southern Polytechnic is a special-purpose institution in the University System of...