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Assistant Professor/Three Year Term

Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 494089
Work type: Faculty and Librarians
Location: Marquette, MI 49855
Categories: Faculty-College of Arts and Sciences

Position Title:Assistant Professor/Three Year TermDepartment:Art & Design, School ofTerm of Assignment:Three-Year TermTerm End Date, If Applicable: FLSA Status: Exempt = not eligible for overtimeWork Schedule: Salary:CompetitiveTravel:No travelBrief Statement of DutiesBrief Statement of Duties:Three-year term position, teaching three courses per semester in the School of Art & Design Graphic Design Program. Utilizing class critiques and lectures to teach visual decision-making that conveys and supports a concept. Participate in committee work and service to the school, university, and community. This is a full-time campus-based position. See our website for facilities and course descriptions at: http://art.nmu.eduMinimum QualificationsRequired Education:MFADiscipline / Degree Area:Graphic DesignRequired Specialized Training/Certifications: Required Minimum Work Experience: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties:Digital portfolios must reflect an understanding of web design including HTML 5 and CSS 3, social media branding and management, user experience (UX), and strong typography/layout skills.

The successful candidate must be able to address contemporary issues of media and technology through coursework and critiques to teach visual decision-making that conveys and supports a concept.

Knowledge of Macintosh-based applications, including the Adobe Suite is required.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, time management skills, and problem-solving skills.

Commitment to undergraduate education and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Ability to develop and deliver curriculum and assess student-learning outcomes.

Ability to work well with an instructional team, including but not limited to fellow instructors.Additional Desirable QualificationsAdditional Desirable Qualifications:Production experience with app design, Javascript/jQuery, and WordPress, and is preferred.

Candidates with a record of successful professional activity and previous teaching experience will be preferred.OtherSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applicant materials will include the faculty application, cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy, design portfolio (single pdf 1 GB limit) and student work portfolio (single pdf 1 GB limit).Contact Information:
Jane Milkie - Chair, [email protected]Equal Employment Opportunity:NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.

Advertised: Mar 02 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Apr 07 2023 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs.

Northern Michigan has a population of about 7,900 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers over 170 degree programs, including 25 graduate programs. More than 75 percent of NMU's 300-plus full-time faculty members have doctorates or the highest degree in their fields, and a hallmark of the NMU experience is that full-time faculty members teach at all levels - freshmen through graduate courses. NMU’s 1,100 employees view helping students succeed as not only a university priority, but a personal goal.


Northern Michigan University’s distinctive academic and career programs are nurtured by exceptional teaching and extensive opportunities for scholarship, creativity and engagement. Our supportive, connected community empowers students, graduates, faculty and staff to contribute to a diverse and sustainable world.


Northern Michigan University promotes an active environment to foster strong minds and bodies, inspires innovation and inclusion through community engagement, and develops leaders capable of local and global impact.

Working at NMU

Northern Michigan University prides itself on the knowledge, skills and real-world experiences that faculty and staff bring to campus. This process begins with attracting and selecting quality candidates. Our faculty, staff, and student employees have always combined to form a very special community here at Northern. One that works together with a common goal in mind: to provide a quality education and supportive environment for our students.

Have questions about working at Northern? Visit to learn more.

Diversity Statement: Northern Michigan University strives to be an inclusive community where differences are recognized as assets of the institution, respected attributes of the person and a valuable part of the university experience.

Inclusion is one of Northern’s seven core values. The inclusion value states: Northern is a safe and welcoming place. We aspire to learn from and encourage each other as global citizens, neighbors, colleagues and family. We desire to be a role model in embracing all types of diversity and diverse points of view, engaging in civil society and governance, protecting human rights and promoting social justice.

Our other core values include community, rigor, environment, connection, opportunity and innovation.

The NMU President’s Committee on Diversity is represented by 25 students, faculty and staff. The committee is charged with the six following tasks:

1) To create and implement action plans to promote diversity within the framework of the university’s mission and strategic plan.
2) To identify, evaluate, and respond to diversity issues.
3) To identify, plan, and support activities that will encourage, promote, and recognize diversity on campus.
4) To evaluate the effectiveness of the Committee’s efforts and make adjustments to continually improve, including if necessary, recommending changes to the Committee’s charge.
5) To direct the President’s attention to issues regarding diversity on campus and in the surrounding communities.
6) To submit a report that enumerates and evaluates the Committee’s activities and makes recommendations, including recommendations regarding resource allocation, to the President by June 1 each year.

There are many Northern Michigan University units and departments that work to cultivate diversity efforts. These departments include the President’s Office, Equal Opportunity Office, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Student Enrichment, Multicultural Education and Resources Center, Center for Native American Studies, and International Programs.

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