Assistant Professor - Graphic Media Management

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Graphic Media Management  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

34500 - Marketing

Advertised Salary: $80-000-$85,000. Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 9 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The Graphic Media Management (GMAN) Program has a long and successful history of preparing graduates for print media production and management careers, project management, job engineering cost estimation and process improvement, workflow automation and more. The program is uniquely situated in the College of Business Marketing Department and addresses the importance of communication, community, and business context.

The selected candidate must be able to teach multiple subject areas within all levels of the graphic communications (GCOM) and GMAN curriculum. Additionally, the selected candidate will excel in the areas of print production planning/engineering, cost estimating and analysis, the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of Heidelberg QM 46 presses, CTP, digital toner and inkjet printing, print cutting, folding and binding. Focus on student-centered learning, engage in a collaborative teaching environment, participate in the print media community, and stress the importance of self-discovery, peer learning, and collaboration within the classroom. This is a full-time position on the main campus in Big Rapids.

The anticipated start date of this position is August of 2024 at the earliest and January 2025 at the latest.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Masters in Graphic Communications, Print Management, or related.  
Required Work Experience: Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in print production administration.

Must be technically proficient in equipment, tools and software related to Graphic Communication.
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Moving
  • Sitting
  • Lifting
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Demonstrated proficiency in creating and evaluating curriculum or industrial/management training.

Demonstrated involvement in professional organizations and community service.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Teach in multiple subject areas.

Manage multiple projects and situations.
Integrate current technology into the learning environment.

Work in support of teaching and professional services.

Contribute to the further development of a strong GCOM & GMAN curriculum.

Maintain graphic equipment and computer environment.

Manage the operations of the student run “Print Production Lab” to serve the design and other business students and college.

Recruiting of new students to the GCOM & GMAN program.

Develop new course content and/or maintain and manage existing courses.

Assess the quality and progress of new curriculum development with other department faculty.

Develop and maintain professional relationships with industry stakeholders such as vendors, employers, high school technology centers.

Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which include advising students, orientation and registration of students, participation in university committees, departmental activities and initiatives, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty may be required to teach on-campus or in an online environment.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Strong qualities of professionalism and collegiality.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate is flexible and conscientious, detail-oriented, self-managing, and active in community and print industry service and support of the University mission.

Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents: Letters of recommendation  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (required): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts of Masters degree.

Transcripts must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript of degrees.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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