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Assistant Professor of School of Creativity + Practice (SoCap)

Company: State of Colorado
Location: denver
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Department Information

The School of Creativity + Practice at Colorado State University Pueblo exists to enrich the lives of our students and the community through exposure to creative industries across multiple disciplines in an environment of integrated studies.

The School of Creativity + Practice focuses the combined efforts of three CSU Pueblo Departments creating a unique framework of integrated experiences aimed to enrich the individual study of all students regardless of discipline.

We recognize that creative industry careers involve a variety of skills that extend beyond any one discipline and so the Departments of Art & Creative Media, Music and Media Communication have come together to develop a series of courses and events that form the foundation of the School of Creativity + Practice ( SoCaP ). Students experience the academic rigor of their chosen pathway, earning degrees from their home departments while gaining valuable exposure to the integrated structure of creative industries.

SoCaP is a place where collaboration and creativity meet intensive study and individual emphasis. We empower our students to move beyond the classroom and studio toward professional exhibitions, collaborative performances and dynamic presentations. Developing students into a community of highly skilled creative professionals is our mission, our vision and our passion.

Description of Job

All responsibilities of faculty members at CSU Pueblo are in accordance with the Faculty Handbook. The Faculty Handbook is the authoritative guide on specific requirements with regard to teaching assignments, scholarly activity, research, and service.

Serves one or more of the SoCaP departments (Art & Creative Media, Media Communication, and Music) through excellence in teaching, and provide leadership in the development of integrated studies among all SoCaP departments.

Primary Duties


  • We are seeking a creative professional whose areas of practice have prepared them to teach undergraduate coursework that supports both the Department of Art & Creative Media (0.5) and the Department of Media Communication (0.5). Teaching may include courses in Graphic Design, Interactive Media, UI/ UX, Advertising and Promotional Communication as well as Social/Digital Media, Mobile Communication and Foundation Design Frameworks.

Scholarly & Creative Activities:

  • Maintains a developing record of research commensurate with the level of Assistant Professor, and a clear indication of the potential to achieve national and international recognized standards of excellence.

Service:To include but not limited to:

  • Schedules office hours to meet advising responsibilities.
  • Advises students with regard to performance in classes.
  • Assists students in setting academic goals and maintaining a record of advisement.
  • Provides referrals to appropriate student services.
  • Attends and takes part in meetings of the associated Departments, College, and University.
  • Serves if elected or appointed with their consent to University boards or estate committees.
  • Recruitment of Prospective Students.
  • Academic Community Cooperation.
  • Board and Committee Membership.
  • Meetings and University Functions.
  • Attendance at Commencement.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master of Fine Arts M.F.A. (Appropriate M.M. or PhD if the position's primary teaching is connected to the department of Music.)
  • Capable of delivering educational instruction using current / relevant Professional Creative Industry Software.
  • Demonstrate an ability to mentor students in an applied range of Creative Industry sectors.

Supplemental Information

All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position:

  • a letter of intent (cover letter);
  • a current resume or CV;
  • Link to an online portfolio of professional work;
  • Link to an online portfolio of student work;
  • unofficial or official transcripts showing required degree conferred; and
  • three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.

Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4 p.m. (MST) on Sunday, December 20, 2020 will be given full consideration.

About Colorado State University-Pueblo

Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students. CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 28 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies and 10 graduate programs.

CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution. Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly-growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students. The University also seeks to provide a rich and diverse cultural environment that allows freedom of expression within a spirit of civility and mutual respect. The public service expected of all members of our community benefits our society - local and global - and builds our sense of citizenship.

Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.

At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience. Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

About Pueblo, Colorado

The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west. The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.

CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.

The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities. If you need accommodations, please contact the Human Resources at (719) 549-2441 or

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at:

Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.

Keywords: State of Colorado, Denver , Assistant Professor of School of Creativity + Practice (SoCap), Other , denver, Colorado

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