The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University seeks an Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) in Graphic Design at an exciting point of growth in the program. The selected candidate will join faculty colleagues who bridge the gap between research and practice across diverse fields of design that include, but are not limited to, visual communication, typography, information design, package design, environmental graphics, systems design, interaction design, motion design, social design, graphic design history, speculative design, computational systems, critical design theory, and sustainable design. Applicants who possess expertise in a complimentary field and/or industry experience are encouraged to apply. The position is a full-time, fixed-term academic appointment (9-month) at the rank of Assistant Professor with a teaching load of 3 courses per semester (Fall, Spring) commencing Fall 2019, with possibility of renewal.
An MFA, MGD, MDes or equivalent terminal degree is required. Professional experience in the field of graphic design is desirable. Expertise in digital technologies for graphic design is required.
The successful candidate should be committed to advancing the design disciplines through one’s practice and approach to design education. Applicants should exhibit a strong foundational understanding of formal design principles, design processes and technologies, and creative problem definition and solution skills, complemented with an application of critical theory in creative work and teaching as appropriate to a full-time teaching position at a leading research institution.
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 Graphic Design, 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 Graphic Design Program that emphasizes a diversity of conceptual and technical practices to approximately 150 BFA in Graphic Design majors and 400 Graphic Design Minors.
Required Application Materials
Qualified applicants should submit:
a cover letter
current curriculum vitae and portfolio with up to 20 images of your work and up to 20 images of student work, in a single PDF
a statement of teaching experience and philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications
a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or faculty, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence
the names and email addresses of 3 references
Review of applications will begin February 5, 2019, and continue until position is filled.
Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu.
For inquiries contact Chris Corneal, Chair, Search Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
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Michigan State University is home to the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, a premier venue for modern and contemporary art.
The Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD), a dynamic inclusive community, encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University's international 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 nearly 500 majors, the department is home to more than 50 faculty and staff, including 28 tenure system faculty who 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 www.art.msu.edu.
The College of Arts & Letters promotes an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members in order to achieve true excellence. The College of Arts & Letters is interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
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