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
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.
- 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
- Master of Fine Arts M.F.A. (Appropriate M.M. or PhD if the
position's primary teaching is connected to the department of
- 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.
All interested candidates must apply through the on-line
application system. No other format of application materials will
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
- three professional references with contact information to the
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
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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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