A complete application includes: Tenure StatusTenure Track Position Number004401 DepartmentArt – 265050 Advise students and develop curricula. Teach three courses per semester (9 hours) in all areas ofgraphic design practice, and may include, based upon thecandidate’s skills and interests, design history and theory,foundations, illustration, general education, graphic communicationproduction, or other related areas. Experience with designing for print, interactive or emergingmedia. Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required) Experience in extending the practice of design beyondtraditional boundaries. Typical physical demands of a professional position at theuniversity. Description of University Suggested Salary RangeSalary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications andexperience. Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian Samples of relevant course syllabi, up to three if available.(Attach under “Optional Documents” section) Appalachian State University is committed to developing andallocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diversecampus culture. We value diversity as the expression of humansimilarities and differences, as well as the importance of a livingand learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect,acceptance, understanding and global awareness. Learn more athttp://diversity.appstate.edu. Record of recent contemporary industry experience. College-level teaching experience. Essential Duties and Responsibilities N/A Description of the Department or Unit The BFA Graphic Design program is strongly rooted in the designprocess, typography, visual systems, collaborative practices, anddesign thinking. Our goal is to empower students with a strong,personal voice and the ability to design in a variety of settings,navigate increasingly complex projects, and contribute to positivesocial change.The Graphic Design program has six full-time faculty members and isone of six degree programs in the Department of Art with strongconnections with the BFA Studio Art and BS Graphic CommunicationsManagement programs. The Graphic Communications Management programfocuses on the production of graphic messaging across differentchannels/platforms such as web, direct mail, print, and packaging.The BFA Studio program offers concentrations in Clay, Fibers,Metals, Painting & Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, andSculpture.The Department of Art is NASAD -accredited and has over 40full-time faculty members, over 700 undergraduate majors (200 ofwhich are Graphic Design) and offers BFA degrees in Art Education,Graphic Design, and Studio Art; a BA degree with concentrations inArt History, Art Management, and Studio Art; and BS degrees inCommercial Photography, and Graphic Communications Management. TheDepartment of Art typically offers a range of travel opportunitiesincluding trips to the university’s New York Loft and study abroadtrips to China, Cuba, Italy, the Netherlands, Scotland, and Spain.Additional information about the department, the university, andthe surrounding area can be found at here . Letter of Interest, including information about how you willcontribute to building a culturally diverse educationalenvironment. Special Instructions to Applicants Earned terminal degree in graphic design, visual communicationdesign, interactive design or equivalent (or expected by August2021). Experience with collaboration in creative practice and/orteaching. Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue RidgeMountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as globalcitizens who understand and engage their responsibilities increating a sustainable future for all. The transformationalAppalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that bringspeople together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, andembrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in theUniversity of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers morethan 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Record of active professional practice. Contact information for three references. License/Certification Required Teaching philosophy, including how a commitment to diversityand inclusion informs your teaching. As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian StateUniversity is employing flexible teaching formats to addressacademic needs and to comply with local, state and federal publichealth regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion toassign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-personformats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, asnecessary. Minimum Qualifications Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject toavailable funding. Curriculum Vitae. Position TitleAssistant Professor – Graphic Design AA/EEO Statement PDF or link to portfolio with 10–20 samples of student workwith descriptions of media, design objectives, and date (10mb filesize max). (Attach under Link to Portfolio 2) Participate in service activities. Establish and maintain an active program of scholarship andcreative activities. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate inaccess to its educational programs and activities, or with respectto hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basisof race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity andexpression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,genetic information or sexual orientation. Ability to teach across the Graphic Design and Foundationsprograms. Proficiency with technologies relevant to graphic design anddigital media. PDF or link to portfolio with 20 samples of personal work withdescriptions of media, design objectives, and date (10mb file sizemax). (Attach under Link to Portfolio) Ability to teach in Studio Art and/or Graphic CommunicationsManagement programs. Unofficial graduate transcript(s) (finalists will be requiredto provide official transcripts of terminal degree). Experience with, or commitment to, educating and mentoringstudents of diversebackgrounds and demographics . Physical Demands of Position Quick Linkhttps://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/27425
New sports minister Tracey Crouch says the Premier League should give more of its riches to grassroots football – and says there are a “variety of levers” to encourage the top flight to do so. Crouch told her local radio station in Kent that funding was a “massive issue” for small clubs in her first interview since being appointed in the post-election reshuffle. She flagged up the Premier League’s domestic television rights deal announced in February – mistakenly referring to the figure as £6billion instead of £5.1billion – and claimed that of the £1billion the league has promised will be invested outside of the top flight, only a third of that will go to the real grassroots. Asked on BBC Radio Kent if the Premier League should give more to the grassroots, Crouch said: “I do. We need to be aware that the Premier League is one of the richest leagues in the world and a lot of grassroots clubs – and I have been a member of one for the last eight years – struggle for a whole variety of reasons. Funding is a massive issue particularly around the infrastructure that supports the clubs. “The Premier League has recently just got £6billion worth of TV rights. That’s just the UK rights, it doesn’t include foreign countries buying the rights yet. “They have said they’ll put £1billion into grassroots which sounds fantastic but I guess only a third of that will filter down to what you and I would call grassroots and I don’t think that’s enough. “We can certainly persuade them to put more money into the grassroots and encourage them do to so through a variety of levers.” The Premier League has declined to respond to her comments. Crouch has previously been a strong critic of Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup and as recently as November Crouch called for the staging of the finals to be reconsidered by football’s world governing body FIFA due to corruption claims, terrorism funding links and the heat. Speaking on Friday morning however, the MP for Chatham and Aylesford said the main issue was that the tournament was played in the winter. She said: “I would rather see it being played in the winter in Qatar than in the summer, I wouldn’t like to play in searing 50 degree heat, let alone watching it in the stadium. “I have been quite vocal in my views on this and if it’s going to be played in the winter then that’s better.” Press Association
FOR the first time in Guyana, secondary school students participated in the ‘Guyana Open High School Championship’ at the Lusignan Golf course on Sunday last.Teams consisting of six members each from three secondary schools: Queen’s College, the Bishops’ High School and the St. Rose’s High School participated in the putting competition.A St. Rose’s High School student shapes up to puttThe Rose’s High school emerged victorious after two rounds of intensive putting, while the Bishops’ High edged past Queen’s College in a ‘putt-off’ after being tied for second place.The event sought to engage youths in the sport and was part of the overall Guyana Open Golf Championship played over the weekend.This initiative was spearheaded by local golfer, Aleem Hussain and Vice-President of the Lusignan Golf Club, Brian Hackett who strived to refresh the sport by involving youths.Delivering brief remarks, Hussain explained how historic the youths’ participation was in this event as they are the pioneers of the schools’ golf championships.While only three secondary schools participated in the inaugural tournament, Hussain highlighted that many more schools will be recruited in the coming years.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli 1 Mario Balotelli’s £16million move to Liverpool, and return to the Premier League, has got everyone talking and it was unsurprising that all eyes were on the Italian striker as he made his debut for the Reds at Tottenham.The 24-year-old striker always promises controversy and gets many column inches dedicated to him, but at White Hart Lane he produced a mature and buzzing 60 minute display before being subbed off in the Merseyside outfit’s 3-0 victory.Arguably, the only thing missing for the former AC Milan forward was a goal but he impressed in many other areas. talkSPORT takes a look at how Balotelli fared on his maiden appearance Liverpool.PositioningBalotelli’s introduction appeared seamless as the forward beautifully linked up with Daniel Sturridge just minutes in. There were clear signs of an already burgeoning partnership between the pair and it owed a lot to the ex-Manchester City man’s perfect position and quick movement.PassingCrisp and precise, Balotelli was decent in possession and rarely wasted any passes. One particularly sweet interchange saw the striker show off his awareness when he beautifully teed up Sturridge with a perfectly weighted cheeky backheel, though the England star’s strike was easily fielded by Hugo Lloris.MentalityBalotelli’s critics always argue he is a ticking time bomb but at White Hart Lane there were no histrionics from the Italian, particularly when Eric Dier went flying through the forward with a hard but fair challenge. The £16m signing looked comfortable in the Red shirt, did not get into any scrapes or cost Liverpool any chance of success.DefendingNot something you would associate with the maverick forward too much, but intriguingly it seems Brendan Rodgers might have already drummed in how important it is to work for the team at Anfield. Numerous times Balotelli could be seen helping out in the full-back positions and rising high to clear balls from Tottenham corners.ShootingThere is one shot that will be replaying in Balotelli’s head over and over again tonight when he goes to sleep. It was not so much a glaring miss given the distance, but the Italian will be asking himself how he skewed an effort so far wide when Hugo Lloris was caught way out of his goal. The 24-year-old also twice went very close in the opening two minutes, heading straight at the French goalkeeper and then seeing his rebounded shot miss from just metres out.VerdictMassively encouraging display from Liverpool’s new signing and Reds supporters will certainly be more confident that they have spent the Luis Suarez money wisely with Balotelli now on board. While everyone can agree the Uruguayan is irreplaceable, the Italian’s arrival will go a long way to making up for Suarez’s loss.Liverpool fans, what did you think of Mario Balotelli’s debut? Comment below…