Assistant/Associate Professor, Design

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The Department of Fine and Applied Arts at Curry College is conducting a national search for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Design to begin in August 2018. The Design Major at Curry College was founded in 2006 and is transitioning from a skills-based curriculum toward a rigorous program that supports and assesses conceptual and critical thinking, with an emphasis on emergent media. Currently, the undergraduate course of study spans several aspects of graphic design, including traditional theory and formal principles of design, motion, interactive media and design history.

The department is seeking an engaged colleague who is passionate about teaching design for emergent media. This includes, but is not limited to, design for motion, user interface (UI), user experience (UX), and computational design. Applicants must possess traditional theory and practice involving formal principles of design, with the ability to teach foundational courses through senior-level independent studio projects.  In addition, applicants will oversee the development, implementation, and assessment of the design curriculum.  The ideal candidate has experience with programmatic development, can merge traditional design pedagogy with dynamic technologies, and has innovative approaches in teaching for various learning styles.   The review of applications will begin immediately.


Applicants are required to have a Terminal degree in Design. Prior experience teaching at the undergraduate level is required. Preferred qualifications include a minimum of five years college teaching experience beyond graduate school. Candidates should have an active and relevant design practice that produces work that informs their teaching. Additionally, candidates should be active in the design/technology community through participation in organizations and conferences.  Administrative duties include participation in departmental initiatives, committee services, and collaboration with Admissions and Student Affairs to maximize opportunities for student recruitment and engagement.  One criteria the search committee will consider is the candidate's leadership potential within the Department and the College at-large.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Please apply online at: for consideration.  Interested applicants must submit curriculum vitae, cover letter including a description of your teaching philosophy, and a copy of your unofficial transcript (an official transcript will be required upon acceptance of an offer of employment), a link to your on-line professional portfolio providing examples of professional work and examples of students work with an indication of learning outcomes and a list of three professional references including complete contact information and professional titles.




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Posted: 1/19/2018
Application Due: 3/20/2018
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