The Department of Art at Newman University, Wichita, KS, is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of Digital Design to bring our newly developed Digital Design major to fruition. The ideal candidate will have proven success in teaching varied courses including principles of design, design thinking, mastering industry standard software, web design, UX/UI, motion graphics, and online publishing. We invite candidates who are energized by the developing and shifting dynamics of 21st-century design and who investigate technology's relationship to power, pedagogy, and curriculum development.
Faculty members contribute to the effectiveness of the University by working collaboratively on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. They are models of educated persons, exemplifying the virtues they seek to inspire in students -- curiosity, tolerance, honesty, fairness, and respect for diversity. In addition to a teaching load of 24 credit hours per academic year, our faculty also advise and mentor students both academically and professionally.
The position begins August 2023. 9-month contract. Benefits starting after first 30 days. Tuition waiver for faculty member, spouse and eligible dependents after one year of employment.
This position is responsible to cultivate and maintain the institution’s Catholic identity and its mission to empower graduates to transform society. As a member of the Newman University community, the faculty member will join with the institution’s sponsors, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC Sisters), to witness God’s love in Mission to empower others, foster oneness, celebrate life, form right relationships, and walk as compassionate companions. The faculty member is responsible to uphold this mission in accordance with Ex Corde Ecclesiae, fostering an environment where Catholicism is present while encouraging an impartial search for truth across multiple disciplines engaged in interdisciplinary dialogue.
- A Master's of Fine Arts degree.
- Proven success in teaching varied courses in design.
- Interest in collaborating with other disciplinary colleagues; ability to work well with diverse personalities.
- An understanding of historic and modern design practices.
- Well-developed interpersonal skills; tactful and flexible.
- A commitment to live the Newman University mission.
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States of America.
Submit an application, including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and three (3) letters of recommendation through our website. Screening of applicants will begin February 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
For questions, contact Newman University Human Resources at [email protected] or (316)-942-4291 ext. 2202.
Founded in 1933, Newman University is a liberal arts institution grounded in Catholic values and traditions, yet is respectful of all faiths. At Newman you'll find people, programs, organizations and activities designed to educate the mind and inspire the spirit. Our low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. We are a sponsored ministry of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, US Region. We invite you to join us in our work of empowering our graduates to transform society!
Newman University is committed to hiring faculty and staff members that reflect the diversity of our region and to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees, according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping this commitment, it is the policy of Newman University to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, local human rights commission activity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a qualified protected veteran.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Newman University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or in the interview process. Please notify the Human Resources Office at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2202 or email [email protected] in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.