About the College The College of Creative Arts and Communication is comprised of four academic areas—the Departments of Art, Communication, Theater and Dance, and the Dana School of Music—and one auxiliary unit, the McDonough Museum of Art. With 7 degrees in over 37 fields of study, students have the opportunity to develop depth in a primary concentration and breadth by exploring cross-disciplinary experiences in an extraordinarily creative environment. They are guided by faculty, who are also working artists, researchers, and scholars at the top of their fields, through innovative curricula designed to impart the vital skills that will empower them for success in their chosen areas. For nearly a century, our distinguished and highly active faculty of artists and scholars has dedicated itself to helping students pursue their passions, develop their talents, and succeed in their educational and professional endeavors. The College is also a vital cultural asset to the YSU campus, the Mahoning Valley, and the state of Ohio, hosting over 400 events annually.
About Youngstown State University Located in northeastern Ohio between Pittsburgh and Cleveland, Youngstown State University (YSU) has a diverse student body of more than 13,000 enrolled in six undergraduate colleges and a graduate college. The University has approximately 370 full-time faculty and grants Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, as well as Doctorates in Educational Leadership, Physical Therapy, and Materials Science and Engineering.
YSU is a vibrant, thriving institution of higher learning, serving generations of individuals and families across Northeast Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and around the globe. The University has a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service as evidenced by awards in teaching excellence, growth in external funding, and strong community partnerships.
The University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors, including certificate, associate, and bachelor's degrees. In graduate education, there are 48 graduate degree programs including three doctoral programs. Additionally, YSU actively participates in a consortium with the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), thereby offering pathways to medical and pharmacy degrees. Study abroad and faculty-led study tours throughout the world are also available to students through the Center for International Studies and Programs.
YSU has approximately 370 full-time faculty members. Additionally, there are 36 departmental chairpersons who are administrators with some teaching responsibilities. The average undergraduate class size is 26 in lecture classes and 10 in labs with an overall student to faculty ratio of 18:1. Faculty members are actively engaged in research. YSU faculty were awarded $7.2 million in external grants and contracts in the first half of FY2015.
Beyond the traditional classroom learning experience, YSU has a growing number of online programs. Expanding online options for students and increasing use of technology in the classroom are institutional priorities. The University offers four undergraduate and seven graduate programs fully online.
About Youngstown, Ohio Youngstown is a great place to call home. The surrounding Mahoning Valley region has an overall population of more than 600,000. The region offers a high quality of life, reasonable cost of living, high-quality K-12 school districts, outstanding health care, and quality, affordable housing. The region also is recognized as one of the top places to start a business. Located in northeastern Ohio, along the Mahoning River, Youngstown is an hour from cities of Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
The Youngstown area also provides a broad array of cultural arts and entertainment offerings. Museums, community theater, concerts, symphony orchestra, and a local United States Hockey League team, the Youngstown Phantoms, are all available. In addition, Mill Creek Park encompasses 3,000 acres and 15 miles of trails. It offers gardens, lakes, woodlands, and wildlife. Application Process Application materials should include a cover letter addressing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements, a resume, and an unofficial copy of your transcripts displaying your highest degree earned. Application materials must be submitted online at: https://jobs.ysu.edu/postings/3996. Finalists for this position will be required to provide official transcripts verifying academic credentials.
Review of applications will continue until an appointment is made.