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Chair Department of Visual Communications

  • Title

    Chair, Department of Visual Communications
  • Type

    Staff
  • Full-/Part-Time

    Full-Time
  • Hours

    Full-Time, Academic Year
  • Start Date

    TBD
  • Date Posted

    2/14/2018

Description

  • Responsible for day-to-day supervision of Visual Communications faculty, including; recruiting, mentoring, scheduling, and evaluating. 
  • Supervises accreditation and re-accreditation process of Visual Communications degrees.
  • Schedules Visual Communications courses for faculty and adjuncts.
  • Assists Admissions Department with recruitment activities.
  • Assists Dean, Registrar and other administrative offices in resolving problems related to department.
  • Advises students enrolled in Visual Communications majors.
  • Develops curriculum pertaining to Visual Communications major.
  • Coordinates extracurricular events relating to Visual Communications; including. planning and coordination of visiting artists and photographers, professional design and photography workshops, field trips, and studio visits.
  • Curates one Visual Communications-oriented exhibition for Center for the Arts annually.
  • Teaches up to two courses per semester in Visual Communications.
  • Liaison with Academic Technology and IT for Mac Labs.
  • Participates on committees as assigned.
  • Available for campus special events and correspondence when off campus.
  • Performs other duties as needed.

Qualifications

  • Master of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design, Communication Design or closely-aligned discipline, Doctorate preferred.
  • Professional experience with web design, social media, human factors, experience design, game theory and design, kinetic typography, and computer animation.
  • Working knowledge of related Front End Development technology (html, CSS, etc.), and the Adobe CC suite of design applications.
  • Comprehension of photographic education and industry practices; including the fine arts, art direction, multimedia production, curation, theory, installation, film and video, and alternative processes.
  • Familiarity with multimedia production, commercial photography, and photography within the visual arts.
  • Current activity in local and/or national professional organizations: design and web development organizations (AIGA, UCDA, IxDA, UxPA, Boston Front End Developers, Boston Interactive Marketing Association); and professional photography organizations (PPA, WWPI, NAAP, ASMP, NPPA, and SPE).
  • Comprehensive portfolio of award-winning design work.
  • Five to ten years professional design experience including supervisory and administrative experience.
  • Three to five years college-level teaching experience, three year minimum.
  • Ability to mentor and advise students and faculty.
  • Exemplary communications and interpersonal skills required.

 

To apply for a position, please send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to:

Endicott College
Human Resources
376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
FAX: (978) 927-0084
E-mail: humanresources@endicott.edu
AA/EOE

Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Endicott College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment and complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. The College's objective is to employ individuals qualified and/or trainable for open positions by virtue of job-related education, training, experience, and qualifications without regard to sex, race, religion, color, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.