The School of Communication and Creative Arts invites applications for a full-time faculty position (open rank) in Digital Art & Design on the Johnson University Tennessee campus in Knoxville, TN beginning Fall 2019. The Professor of Digital Art & Design will serve as the program director for Johnson University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Production and Design. Content to be taught in this area include graphic arts, animation, visual art history, and web design content. We seek an energetic individual who can teach design fundamentals, innovative and diverse technologies, and methodologies in creative design.
About Johnson University
For over 125 years, Johnson University has been a leader among historic faith-based colleges and contemporary fiscally-responsible universities. Johnson is #57 on Forbes “100 Most Financially Fit Colleges,” and #3 on Best Value Christian Colleges. The university offers over 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. programs on our Kissimmee, FL, Knoxville, TN, and online campuses. Johnson’s vision to bring glory to God and hope to the world is rooted in our deep historic commitment to the values of Christian community. Successful candidates for faculty positions should be able to articulate how their personal and professional journey demonstrates a vital and growing faith expressed in their teaching, service, and scholarship.
Successful candidates must have a terminal degree in Digital Media or related field, evidence of teaching excellence, and a wholehearted embrace of the University’s mission, values, statement of faith, and community covenant. See below for additional preferred qualifications and application instructions.
Four semesters of full-time college level experience teaching digital media courses, with a record of excellence preferred.
Experience teaching web design concepts.
Knowledge of traditional design principles and theory, and contemporary issues and emerging platforms in visual communication.
Knowledge of typography, print design, and graphic design history.
Evidence of a strong professional practice in digital media, such as web design, graphic design or fine art.
Experience using technology to enhance instruction, manage classroom administrative tasks and communicate effectively with the campus community.
Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills as well as a collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues.
Knowledge of video production and editing is also a plus.
Application Process: The School of Communication & Creative Arts
Initial Application: The following materials should be emailed to Dr. Matthew Broaddus, Dean of the School of Communication & Creative Arts at MBroaddus@JohnsonU.edu.
3 Professional References, including complete contact information and statement of relationship to candidate.
Evidence of experience and excellence in teaching (e.g., student evaluations, letter of recommendation, etc.)
Documents required for Semi-finalist Candidates:
Official Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Transcripts
Signed Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, and Community Covenant.
Questions: Contact Dr. Matthew Broaddus, Dean of the School of Communication & Creative Arts, MBroaddus@JohnsonU.edu.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Except as provided below, qualified applicants are considered for all positions, and employees are treated without regard to race, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship. The University, under various sections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (as amended), reserves the right to discriminate on the basis of religion, marital status or gender (with regard to certain positions) where approved job description for a position indicates that the determination relates to a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular position, or where the job description can demonstrate that the University is unable to reasonably accommodate an employee's religious observance or practice without undue hardship in the conduct of that position's responsibilities and activities.
About Johnson University Tennessee
Since 1893, Johnson University has been a leader among historic faith-based colleges and contemporary fiscally responsible universities. Johnson is listed on Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Financially Fit Colleges” (2nd among CCCU member and affiliate institutions), USA Today’s “Least Expensive Colleges to Get Your Degree,” (1st among SACSCOC accredited schools), and Niche’s “Top Christian Colleges,” (15th among CCCU institutions.) The university offers more than 70 bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D., and associate’s programs across three campuses – in Knoxville, Florida, and online. Johnson faculty strive to prepare promising students for excellence in Christian ministry and other strategic vocations through an affordable, community-oriented, Christ-centered education.