Richard Borge
December 2011
KCAI teaching opportunity

My good friend Steve Mayse (see previous post) at KCAI asked me to spread the word on a teaching opportunity coming up soon in Kansas City. It is a new program started in the fall of 2010, they'll have approx 120 students in the program and the empasis is on the "story." I know from firsthand experience that it is a really strong program with great students.  The details are in the links below:
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Position: Illustration faculty and department chair (full time)
Status: Tenure track
Rank: Associate professor
Start Date: Aug. 15, 2012

Description:  The appointee will be contracted to hold a full-time faculty post and while doing so will serve at the pleasure of the president as chair of the department and receive stipend compensation and release time from normal work load for chair administrative duties. Teaching responsibilities will include junior level major studio. Chair responsibilities will include providing educational leadership for the department and the college, and administrative duties to include but not limited to budget planning and management, faculty staffing and equipment, facility and faculty needs.
Requirements for the position:
     Professional experience in freelance and/or institutional employment
     Knowledge of software programs including Adobe Creative Suite.
Education and experience requirements:  
     M.F.A. degree in illustration or a related field, or equivalent professional experience
     Teaching and professional practice in illustration
      Professional achievements in the field of illustration
      Administrative experience
About KCAI: Kansas City Art Institute is a four-year, independent and accredited college of art and design founded in 1885, and located in the cultural heart of metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri.  The college enrolls over 700 undergraduate students drawn regionally, nationally and internationally.
Application deadlines and procedures: Although the position is open until filled, fullest attention will be given to those applications received by Jan. 6, 2012. Applications received by that date will be assured of consideration for being invited to meet with KCAI representatives in connection with the College Art Association annual conference in Los Angeles during the third week of February 2012. Applications received during the on-campus finalist stage of the search are not guaranteed consideration.
Apply by e-mail to

Attach to the e-mail in PDF format only:

Letter of application, to include reference to primary and secondary areas of expertise
Curriculum vitae
Statement of teaching philosophy
List of active and workable web link(s) to personal and/or commercial work as well as supervised student work with project descriptions where applicable
List of three professional references we may contact
Applications with accessible PDF files and workable web links will normally be acknowledged by return e-mail within one week of submission.
Questions may be directed to:
Barbara Finke
KCAI Director of Human Resources
Kansas City Art Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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