St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Institution 

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. 

Commitment to Inclusion 

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.   

Division/Department Information 

The Department of Art and Design at St. John’s University invites applications for an adjunct position in Illustration, to begin January 2021. The Department is located on the Queens campus in New York City, and offers BFA degrees in Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, and Fine Art and an MA in Museum Studies. The mission of the Department, since the first degree program was offered in 1963, is to provide a rich and challenging educational environment that emphasizes the creation of visually sophisticated works and concurrently develops the whole person: intellectually, ethically, and critically. Students in the 132-credit NASAD accredited Illustration program complete a rigorous program of coursework followed by a capstone course and internship or thesis.  

Responsibilities 

The Department of Art and Design at St. John’s University in Queens, NY is seeking an adjunct faculty member to teach Illustration II. The course is a project-based studio course taken by Illustration majors during the second semester of their Junior year. It will be offered as an online synchronous class and will meet twice a week Mondays and Thursday mornings during the Spring 2021 semester.  

Qualifications  

The ideal candidate will be an experienced illustrator who is currently working in the field and has college level teaching experience. Applicants should have experience in digital painting and vector drawing and work in one or more of the following areas: editorial and narrative illustration, illustrated books, comic, storyboarding, visual narrative, graphic design, illustration for UI/UX design, social media and/or other multiple media applications. Candidates should have a Master of Fine Arts degree or equivalent experience; some online teaching experience is preferred.   

Application Process

To apply use the following link: https://stjohnsedu.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=218668&version=1&source=university . Submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; link(s) to an online portfolio (or an attached PDF) documenting evidence of professional excellence and if applicable links to an online portfolio (or an attached PDF) of student work including up to 20 examples of student outcomes. 

A list of three references will be required of finalists.  

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.