MFA in Art (Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the degree by August 1, 2016), or equivalent record of extraordinary professional achievement
Demonstrated effectiveness in image-making in the areas of drawing, painting and illustration, and a strong visual imagination
Demonstrated potential for success in teaching visual art at the college level
Familiarity with current computer software applications relevant to art, illustration and graphic design
Demonstrated potential for developing a strong record of professional achievement in Illustration
Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population
Demonstrate effectiveness in teaching visual art at the college level with an emphasis on Illustration
Demonstrated excellence in professional achievement
Demonstrated excellence in image-making skills with an emphasis on the figure
Experienced in computer/software applications relevant to art, illustration and graphic design
Knowledge of editorial and sequential illustration practices
Knowledge of an entrepreneurial approach to illustration
Demonstrated potential to work with undergraduate and graduate students in a broadly defined program
Demonstrated potential to interface with other programs
Experience in any of the following: student advising, program coordination, committee work, or other service
Teach a range of courses from introductory to advanced at both undergraduate and graduate levels in the Illustration/Animation Program. Advise students, develop curriculum, program coordination on a rotating basis; participate in service to the department, university and community, and engage in professional development.
CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications for the position
CV (including current email address)
Three current letters of recommendation
Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript.
Digital portfolio on CD including 20-40 images of work by the applicant as JPEG images with a maximum size of 2000 pixels in the longest dimension; images on CD must be accompanied with printed back-up comprising printed images and captions corresponding to all digital images submitted (portfolios submitted as PDFs, PowerPoint, or other similar digital presentations will not be accepted)
If prior teaching experience, submit 20-40 images of work by applicant’s students as JPEG images with a maximum size of 2000 pixels in the longest dimension; include caption information about the nature of the assignment and/or the course in which the work was produced
Applicants may also include: copies of performance evaluations from prior teaching, and other documentation regarding instruction and instructionally related activity; research, scholarly and creative activities; and service activities (If you would like professional materials returned, please include a self-addressed envelope with adequate postage and instructions)
Because of the nature of this position, the University requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.
Applicants must meet all the minimum qualifications for full consideration for the position.
Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:
Illustration/Animation Search Committee Chair
California State University, Long Beach
School of Art
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-3501
Requests for information should be addressed to Karen Warner at