Tenure Track Faculty – Graphic Design

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure Track Faculty – Graphic Design
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Dept of Design
Hiring Department Summary

The Department of Design prepares its students for a wide range of career opportunities in the fields of Graphic Design, Interior Design and Photography. Graduates learn to work creatively and to explore new possibilities in their respective media while at the same time providing the highest quality of professional services to their clients. By offering degree programs in three interrelated fields, the Department is well positioned to train its students in the wide range of art and design practices that play a part in creating our visual environment.

Essential Duties

• The teaching of lecture and studio classes with a concentration on graphic design and its application to screen and user interactivity
• The pursuit of scholarly and creative activities that maintain an appropriate professional profile
• Service and contributions to the Department of Design and the University through participation in Department, College, and University level committees and organizations
• Ongoing commitment in service and contributions to the local and regional community
• Student advising of prospective and existing program majors

Required Qualifications

• Masters degree in Design or other appropriately related field.
• In-depth understanding of user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design from a visual communication perspective.
• Strong working knowledge of the production process related to user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design execution.
• Strong knowledge of traditional graphic design methods, principles and practices.
• In-depth understanding of basic design processes including research, concept development, design editing, and product execution.

Preferred Qualifications

• One to three years of college or university level teaching experience in studio and lecture courses.
• Experience working with students and colleagues of diverse backgrounds and experiences, in a team-based environment.
• Strong background in research for user-oriented design (i.e., demographic, psychographic, ethnographic research, etc.).
• Experience in narrative construction in the context of graphic design problem solving.
• Working knowledge of time-based design for the screen (i.e., motion type, video, etc.).
• Experience with instruction in computer labs, teaching digitally-based curriculum, with a demonstrated proficiency in software and hardware appropriate for interactive design.
• Experience with curriculum development.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0054P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 01/22/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants


- “Portfolio” should include examples of applicants personal work AND examples of work their students have created. Personal and student work should be indicated appropriately and combined into one file before uploading.
- “Teaching Philosophy” should include statement of teaching philosophy and creative practice.
- The names and full contact information (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) of three professional references who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications for this position.
- One letter of recommendation (from one of the three professional references requested) is required. The designated reference should email the letter directly to Professor Mario Estioko at mestioko@csus.edu. Emailed letters should have “Sac State GD Search” in the subject line. The email must arrive by January 21, 2018.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Masters degree in hand by the date of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad
  3. * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  4. Portfolio
  5. Unofficial Transcripts
  6. Sample Course Syllabi/Instructional Materials
Optional Documents