Illustration Faculty – Non-Tenure Track Full-Time

The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), a national leader in visual arts and design education, is seeking applications for the full-time position of Illustration Faculty. KCAI offers an exceptional benefits vacation and holiday package for full-time staff including 100% employer paid insurance and a 5% retirement match for eligible participants.

The appointee will be contracted to hold a full-time faculty post in the illustration department teaching a full load of 18 contact hours or 9 credit hours per semester. Teaching responsibilities include sophomore, junior or senior level major studio. In addition to teaching responsibilities full-time faculty expectations include service to the department and the college community through various means as well as an ongoing professional practice.

The Department of Illustration:

Illustration students work with traditional and digital media to develop the conceptual, technical and aesthetic skills necessary for success in the diverse range of practices in this evolving field. Courses such as Drawing and Design Systems, Exploring the Narrative and Visual/sequential Storytelling are geared toward enabling students to simultaneously express themselves as artists while learning how to communicate substantive visual messages.

Students work on collaborative assignments and are required to participate in an internship that provides real -world exposure to creative issues in professional work settings. The department features studio and classroom technology to prepare students for diverse areas of professional practice. Work in a digital and an analog environment is designed to facilitate creativity and interdisciplinary approaches to image making.

Department faculty members are all practicing professionals working in the four corners of the illustration field: publishing, editorial, advertising and institutional. The faculty’s combined experience is passed on to students in preparation for their own careers. See more at http://kcai.edu/academics/majors/illustration/ and www.kcai-illustration.com.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  •   MFA in illustration or a related field

  •   A minimum of 2 years teaching experience and professional practice in illustration

  •   Evidence of professional achievements in the field of illustration

  •   Knowledge of software programs including Adobe Creative Suite

    About KCAI: The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent and accredited college of art and design founded in 1885, and located in the cultural heart of metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri. The college enrolls nearly 600 undergraduate students regionally, nationally, and internationally. For more information, please visit www.kcai.edu.

    Application Deadlines and Procedures: Although the position is open until filled, fullest attention will be given to those applications received by January 15, 2017 (this is an extension of the original deadline of December 1, 2016). Applications received during the on-campus finalist stage of the search are not guaranteed consideration.

  • apply by e-mail to: jobs+IllusNT1718@kcai.edu attach to the e-mail in PDF format only:
  • letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  • list of active and workable web link(s) to personal and/or commercial work as well as supervised student work with project descriptions where applicable
  • list of 3 professional references we may contact

Applications with accessible PDF files and workable web links will normally be acknowledged by return e-mail within one week of submission.

Questions may be directed to:  KCAI Director of Human Resources HR@kcai.edu / 816-802-3434

Kansas City Art Institute is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, gender identity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law.

KCAI provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in the job application process. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department about your interest in employment. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Kansas City Art Institute’s Human Resource Administrator at hr@kcai.edu .

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