The Art Department, within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, at Chapman University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, beginning August 2020.
Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California's most diverse and vibrant regions. We are located in close proximity to excellent design firms, 3 AIGA chapters, museums, and an engaging design community. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. The Graphic Design Program is part of the Art Department which includes two other areas, Art History and Studio Art. The Graphic Design program, which has three other full time faculty, emphasizes research methods, process, interdisciplinarity, conceptual design methods, appropriate aesthetics, history, writing development, verbal articulation, and training in technology that prepare the student to enter the graphic design and digital media profession. More information about the Department of Art, Wilkinson College, and the University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/index.aspx.
The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity.
In addition to teaching upper and lower division core undergraduate graphic design courses, full-time tenure-track faculty are required to advise and mentor BFA Graphic Design majors and minors, develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and provide service to the Program, Art Department, College and University. (Tenure-track faculty are evaluated on their scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service.)
The Graphic Design Program encourages applications from candidates with a record of teaching experience, a teaching portfolio with examples of student work, experience with curricular development and interdisciplinary practices, and commitment to mentoring students, managing, and maintaining the graphic design program.
Required Qualifications *Minimum of five years working in the professional field to teach undergraduate courses in the Graphic Design Program. *Terminal degree *Maintain appropriate design research or distinguished body of creative work for tenure consideration in graphic design, information design, or human-centered design.
Desired Qualifications *Desirable secondary area includes web design, motion design or UI/ UX, interaction design. *Graduate program teaching and administrative experience highly desirable.
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.