Assistant Professor

Location
United States, North America
Posted
Jan 13, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Position Information

Posting Number: 8589

Internal Posting Date: 10-23-2013

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 12-06-2013

Job Title: Assistant Professor

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Arts and Letters

Primary Department: 10004068 ART, ART HIST & DESIGN

Position Employee Group: Tenure System Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month

Appointment Status: Tenure System Faculty

Employment %: 100

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Position Summary: The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University seeks a colleague in Graphic Design: Experience Architecture. We are interested in scholars who bridge the gap between research and practice, and whose teaching and research is in one or more of the following areas: participatory design, user interface design, design thinking, information design, systems design, social design. Industry or consulting experience in these areas is welcomed. This is an academic year, tenure system faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2014.

The successful candidate should be team oriented and committed to advancing the design discipline within experience design practices. Applicants should be passionate about creating a new generation of practitioners, demonstrate knowledge of historical and contemporary trends in the Graphic Design and Interaction Design discipline. The ideal candidate will bring enthusiastic willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues in the department and college. The Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) offers undergraduate degree programs in Studio Art, Art History and Visual Culture, Art Education, Apparel and Textile Design, and a graduate degree program in Studio Art. We seek a faculty member who has a strong commitment to teaching in our vibrant Studio Art Program which emphasizes a diversity of conceptual and technical practices leading to the BA, BFA, and MFA degrees. Successful candidates should possess the expertise to teach a range of courses in the Graphic Design Area and within the Experience Architecture degree, with primary responsibility for courses in Design Thinking, Typography, Interaction Design, and Time-based Design. Faculty will have the opportunity to contribute to graduate programs in the department and to college initiatives in digital humanities; other expectations include an active research agenda leading to publications, exhibitions, and/or commissions as well as contributions to outreach and engagement.

AAHD's mission is to promote the practice and scholarly research of the most enduring creative media, innovation using the latest technology, and the investigation of the rich intersections between them. Serving over 500 majors, the department is home to nearly 50 faculty and staff, including 30 tenure system faculty that are committed to active research agendas and creative practice across a range of art and design fields. For more information about the department go to http://art.msu.edu/.

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Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
Successful candidates should possess the expertise to teach a range of courses in the Graphic Design Area and within the Experience Architecture degree, with primary responsibility for courses in Design Thinking, Typography, Interaction Design, and Time-based Design. Industry or consulting experience is welcomed.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document
Other Document 2
Other Document 3

Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications should include a statement of interest describing qualifications and experience, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a portfolio of recent work and student work (via website) and email addresses of three references.

Review of applications will begin December 6, 2013, and continue until position is filled.

For inquiries contact Rebecca Tegtmeyer, Chair, Search Committee (tegtmey2@msu.edu or 517-432-1613).

Department Website Address: http://art.msu.edu/

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Rebecca Tegtmeyer/Assistant Professor/tegtmey2@msu.edu

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Union Affiliation Non Union




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