Assistant Professor of Media Design at California State University San Marcos

Assistant Professor- Media Design

The School of Arts at California State University San Marcos is embarking  on a search for an Assistant Professor in Media Design for an Academic Year/9 month Tenure Track Position.

Minimum requirements for the position include:  All applicants should have a MFA or PhD in a related field by August 2015; evidence of successful teaching experience as a university level instructor; expertise in one or more of the following areas:  Graphic design, motion graphics, web/mobile media design, and new media theory.

Preferred requirements for the position include:  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in multi-disciplinary and collaborative approaches to teaching within integrated and cross-disciplinary media arts programs that include digital art, web design, film, video, photography, contemporary art history, media theory, studio arts, and community-based art. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.

DUTIES:  The successful candidate will have expertise, develop and teach courses in graphic design, motion graphics, web/mobile media design and new media theory. This person will enthusiastically participate in shaping our proposed degree program, Art, Media, and Design, which contains two options: Digital and Media Arts, and Art and Visual Culture. In addition to serving these programmatic needs, the person hired for this position will teach general education requirements through university-wide lecture and studio arts courses, advise and mentor students, and serve on college and university-wide committees.
Our curriculum is grounded in a commitment to community engagement and project-based learning and is deeply engaged in serving local, regional and international communities. The successful candidate will enhance this transformative, diverse learning environment through teaching design as an art form that is community and client responsive, and that has the power to communicate ideas and visually represent data in compelling and transformative ways. With the inclusion of mobile media design, the program helps students explore values and ethics that make them responsible members of a global, networked community.


Applications must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that address the above minimum and desired qualifications
  • Reprints of representative publications
  • Reproductions and links of representative artwork
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of experience with and commitment to teaching a diverse student body
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Transcripts that include relevant course work
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Faculty Application

Submit application and direct any inquiries to:

Media Design Search Committee Chair, School of Arts

A review of application will begin on January 22, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.