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Chair, Visual Communication Department
Endicott College

Date Posted Oct. 8, 2019
Title Chair, Visual Communication Department
University Endicott College
Beverly, MA, United States
Department School of Visual and Performing Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Communications/Information Systems
    Art - Photography
    Design - Graphic Design/Illustration

Endicott College is a Baccalaureate, Master and Doctoral Degree granting institution located on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Endicott enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduates and 2,400 Doctorate, Master and Professional Studies students on its Beverly Campus. The College also has regional campuses in Gloucester and Boston, as well as campuses in Madrid and sites in six international locations.

CHAIR, VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT – Responsible for day-to-day supervision of Visual Communications faculty, including; recruiting, mentoring, scheduling, and evaluating. Supervises accreditation and re-accreditation process of Visual Communications degrees. Schedules Visual Communications courses for faculty and adjuncts. Develops curriculum pertaining to Visual Communications major. Liaison with college departments regarding technological facilities, coordinates special events and programming for the Department of Visual Communications. Assists Dean, Registrar and other administrative offices in resolving problems related to department. Advises students enrolled in Visual Communications majors. Coordinates extracurricular events including planning and coordination of visiting artists and photographers, professional design and photography workshops, field trips, and studio visits. Curates one Visual Communications-oriented exhibition for Center for the Arts annually. Teaches up to two courses per semester in Visual Communications. Participates on committees as assigned. Qualifications include Master of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design, Communication Design or closely-aligned discipline, Doctorate preferred. Professional experience with web design, social media, human factors, experience design, game theory and design, kinetic typography, and computer animation. Working knowledge of related Front End Development technology (html, CSS, etc.), and the Adobe CC suite of design applications. Comprehension of photographic education and industry practices; including the fine arts, art direction, multimedia production, curation, theory, installation, film and video, and alternative processes. Familiarity with multimedia production, commercial photography, and photography within the visual arts. Current activity in local and/or national professional organizations: design and web development organizations (AIGA, UCDA, IxDA, UxPA, Boston Front End Developers, Boston Interactive Marketing Association); and professional photography organizations (PPA, WWPI, NAAP, ASMP, NPPA, and SPE). Comprehensive portfolio of award-winning design work. Five to ten years professional design experience including supervisory and administrative experience. Three to five years college-level teaching experience, three year minimum. Ability to mentor and advise students and faculty. Exemplary communications and interpersonal skills required.

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  • Endicott College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment and complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. The College’s objective is to employ individuals qualified and/or trainable for open positions by virtue of job-related education, training, experience, and qualifications without regard to sex, race, religion, color, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law

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  • Human Resources
    Endicott College
    376 Hale Street
    Beverly, MA 01915
  • 978-232-2022
  • 978-232-2027


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