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Assistant Professor 9 Mo
Working Title Digital Innovation Instructor, Full-Time, Non-Tenure
Position # F00577
Department Art and Design
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Employment Status:
Full time (29-40 Hrs)
Proposed Salary Range:
Commensurate with Experience
Type of Employment:

Position Summary:

The Arkansas State University Department of Art + Design seeks applicants for a full-time, instructor position in Digital Innovation (DI) beginning January 2019. The DI program will be served online through A-State’s AOS program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teaching load consists of five online courses (3 hours each) per semester (spread over two 7-week, half semesters), including foundational, intermediate, and advanced courses.
  • The Art + Design’s online Digital Innovation curriculum is a part of a multidisciplinary B.S. degree program that provides a strong foundation in design with supplemental courses in Strategic Communication, Social Media Management, and Multimedia Production.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, skills, and abilities required or applicable to the position responsibilities and area of specialization including special abilities.

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


A-State is one of the two largest residential universities in the state, with over 10,000 students. It is located in Jonesboro, a city of 74,000, 65 miles northwest of Memphis, Tennessee. A-State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. A-State is an accredited member of NASAD.

A-State has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. A-State is also committed to creating a productive workplace in which both persons and property are secure. To achieve that goal, background investigations are conducted on all final applicants recommended for employment.

This position does not require advising, research, or service-related activities.

The successful candidate will be prepared to inspire, mentor, and advise liberal arts students from many backgrounds and nations, including underrepresented and marginalized groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA in Graphic Design, New Media or related Studio Field or a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and demonstrable design skills awarded by the start date. We will consider applicants who are enrolled in an MFA program at the start date.

Proficiency in HTML, CSS, Javascript and an additional programming language (Python, Processing, Java, Swift)

Preferred attributes are:

Successful university-level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships

Experience with physical computing processes, electronics, game design and development, etc.
Areas of expertise may include Web Design, Game Design, User Experience design, App development and other practices that incorporate digital design and technologies. The successful candidate will be conversant in various contemporary topics surrounding design and technology. The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to help craft and build this new online program.

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