Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Denton, TX
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Design (136310)

College of Visual Arts and Design

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
We are seeking a scholar and/or designer with areas of expertise to complement the current strengths of our program. Depending on the candidate's experience, teaching assignments may include undergraduate courses in interaction design, user experience design, typography, image-making, graphic design, cause-based design, and/or special topics. The standard annual teaching load is a 2/3. Faculty are expected to maintain an active and recognized professional practice or scholarly research agenda. Additional service responsibilities as needed by the department and CVAD are required. The position is listed as open rank.
The BFA program in Communication Design at the College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) is guided by a highly challenging curriculum that emphasizes the development of conceptual thinking as a means to address real-world problems. Our students create work that is competitive on a national level, having recently garnered recognition from HOW Magazine, Creative Quarterly, Graphis, the Addys, the Society of Publication Designers, the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, and the Art Directors Club. The BFA program in Communication Design graduates approximately 40 students per year.

Communication Design faculty receive support for their research, professional practice, and scholarship through a variety of institutional research grants and travel funding. Support for the program is also demonstrated through UNT's launch of a new ma degree in Interaction Design, to be based out of the UNT New College campus in Frisco, Texas starting in Fall 2017. Additionally, CVAD will break ground on a new art building in January 2017.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
An MFA, MDES, or its equivalent in Communication Design, Graphic Design or Interaction Design is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
College-level teaching experience and/or three years or more of professional design is preferred. Expertise in interface design and/or user experience design is desirable.

Area of Specialty:
Communication Design

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Statement of Research Interests
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit the following materials via email to Please include your last name and UNT position number (00010872) in the subject line. Multiple emails may be sent as necessary. Attachments must not exceed 8mb per email.
- 20 examples of professional and/or scholarly work (URL listing or PDF).
- 20 examples of student work (if available).


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