Assistant Professor of Digital Media

  • Stanislaus State
  • Turlock, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
Education and Training Public Health

Job Description

Faculty Employment Opportunity


Assistant Professor of Art - Digital Media: The Department of Art invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Applicants should have expertise in the practice of digital arts and new media, with the requisite skills to teach a broad range of courses within the candidate's specific strengths and areas of interest, including but not limited to: foundation digital media, web design, publication design, graphic design, typography, and motion graphics. The ideal candidate should have expert technical knowledge in Adobe Suite Software, among other industry standard tools, and will encourage critical thinking and iterative concept development through their use across all courses.

The ideal candidate must be an effective communicator and team player who will support the growth of the Creative Media Program and potentially act as Director to serve this growing degree in the Art Department. The Creative Media Program is a new and rapidly growing interdisciplinary degree program. The major is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their abilities in critical thinking and teamwork as they create compelling narratives across media platforms. This program draws from diverse fields including Art, Anthropology, Business, English, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Music, Spanish, and Theatre to bring together knowledge and practical experience. Students build a foundational core in preparation for exploring their own interests in advocacy, design, creative writing, media and film, visual storytelling or live performance.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Other responsibilities include participation in professional activities and research, departmental and university activities, committee work, curriculum development and long-range planning, advising, recruitment, and mentorship. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity, and service to the University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure.

This is an academic year appointment beginning Fall 2024. This position is contingent upon the availability of authorized funding. This is an academic year appointment.


Master of Fine Arts Degree in Digital Media Art or terminal degree in related field. Evidence of ability to collaborate with faculty across a variety of disciplines.

Evidence of effective teaching at the college level.

Ability to teach foundation digital media and proficiency in Adobe Suite Software.

Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population.


A clear demonstration of artistic and/or scholarly achievement; a significant portfolio of creative work with research interests in emerging areas of practice and theory; evidence of curricular and program development.


A complete application must include: (1) an application letter specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; (2) CV to include the contact information of three references; (3) Diversity Statement - 1 page; (4) statement of teaching philosophy - 1 page; (5) a list of all courses taught with catalog descriptions; (6) evidence of teaching effectiveness, including student evaluations; (7) 20 images of applicant’s creative works; (8) 20 images of student work; (9) unofficial copies of graduate transcripts. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Screening of completed application files will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Jessica Gomula-Kruzic
Professor Video and Time-Based Media
Department of Art
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle Turlock, CA 95382

Screening of completed application files will begin January 25, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. This appointment begins on August 14, 2024.

An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated hiring range is $6,250 - $6,500 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year). As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.


The Department of Art at California State University, Stanislaus, is one of three divisions within the School of Art, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and offers the following NASAD-accredited programs: BFA, Mixed Subject emphasis; BA in Art, Studio emphasis; BA Art History; Minor in Art History; Minor in Art; and a newly created BA in Creative Media. Find out more about our program at: and and


California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

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The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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