Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Graphic Design in the College of Design at Iowa State University is welcoming applications for two Assistant or Associate Professors of Teaching to join our 15-person graphic design faculty and assist in advancing the department’s future goals. Applicants should demonstrate interest and ability to teach in all areas of graduate and undergraduate graphic design. This especially includes one or more of the following areas: history of graphic design, interaction design, web development, digital photography, creative technology, typography, experiential design, UX/UI design, or motion graphics. The successful candidates will have a strong spirit of collaboration and be committed to interdisciplinary teaching and dialogue and working with diverse groups.
We seek candidates to join our faculty as Assistant or Associate Professors of Teaching at 100% basis for a 9-month service period. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Appointments may be 1–3 years in length, renewable, and are not tenure-eligible. The expected start date is August 15, 2022.
Successful candidate(s) must be able to:
- Develop and teach courses independently, as well as teach existing courses as part of a coordinated and dynamic team of graphic design instructors.
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of design processes and methodology as part of the creative process.
Required minimum qualifications:
-MFA in graphic design OR BFA in graphic design + masters degree in a related discipline OR BFA in graphic design + 5 years' professional experience.
-Experience developing and teaching graphic design courses.
-Experience teaching at the graduate level.
-Demonstrated ability to teach design processes, design research, and design methodology as part of the creative process.
Department/program & college description:
The Department of Graphic Design is part of ISU’s College of Design, along with Departments of Architecture, Art and Visual Cultures, Community and Regional Planning, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture. The Department offers a NASAD-accredited BFA in Graphic Design, an MA in Experiential Graphic Design, and an MFA in Graphic Design. The department enrolls over 200 undergraduate and over 25 graduate students, all of whom engage in both traditional and emerging technologies and are prepared to become leaders in the field of visual communication.
The College of Design is dedicated to all forms of diversity and inclusion, and committed to the expanded role of design as an agent of change in society. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples and is dedicated to supporting work-life balance through an array of flexible policies.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email [email protected].
To apply directly for this position, please visit; https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/IowaStateJobs/job/Assistant-or-Associate-Teaching-Professors_R6978
Please also be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/curriculum vitae
2) Letter of application/cover letter
3) Contact information for three references
4) Statement of teaching philosophy that includes a diversity/inclusion statement
5) Portfolio of creative work / student work (up to 20 images as a single PDF)
Review of applications will begin on Monday, January 3, 2022. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by this date. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.