Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Department of Art and Design (Tenure Track)

Job description

The Department of Art and Design at Marian University in Indianapolis, IN seeks a dynamic and innovative leader for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Graphic Design who will demonstrate academic excellence and the potential for distinctive contributions to the holistic development of students. Demonstrated teaching, professional practice, and research expertise in more than one of the following UI/UX areas: user interface, interaction design, experience design, web and mobile platforms, motion graphics, experimental storytelling, and emergent technology applications for designers.

Marian University is a Catholic, comprehensive, regional institution of higher education dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions and offers a multitude of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Marian University has been experiencing significant growth over the last decade and is expanding its academic offerings in many areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching load: 24 credits per academic year.
  • Teach a variety of courses, including classes within the general education curriculum and undergraduate major curriculum.
  • Share in the ongoing development and implementation of department and college activities and projects.
  • Engage in research, scholarship, and other professional activities.
  • Mentor students through advising, research, and internship opportunities.
  • Participate in the life of the campus and university service, including participation in faculty governance and co-curricular programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University.
  • A completed M.F.A. or MDes in Graphic Design, Visual Communication Design, Interactive Design or other related design discipline by date of hire.
  • Two years of teaching experience in graphic design at the university or college level.
  • Professional practice experience in the field of design with emphasis in preferred teaching areas.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence and innovation in student-centered instruction.
  • Potential for ongoing research, publication, and activity in professional associations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player who can collaborate with colleagues of diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience with online education is strongly desired.

Marian University is located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation's preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning and ranks in the Top 25 of US News & World Report's list of Midwest Region colleges, as well as Money magazine's list of Top 10 schools in Indiana "For Your Money". Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university's culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 10 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state's first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University's football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015 in 9 years of existence. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 41 national titles.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Package:

  • Letter of application relating your education and professional experience to the required qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Statement of research interests
  • Twenty (20) samples of professional work and/or link to online portfolio including annotations of design brief, outcomes, and date.
  • Twenty (20) samples of student work and/or link to online portfolio with annotations of project brief, course, and date.
  • Three letters of recommendation

All applications should be submitted to [email protected]

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Posted: 3/28/2019
Application Due: 7/17/2019
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