Assistant Teaching Professor in Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration
Iowa State University
Location: Ames, Iowa
Internal Number: R13115
Assistant Teaching Professor in Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration
The Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration Program (BPMI) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Art and Visual Culture (AVC) in the College of Design at Iowa State University is offering an Assistant Teaching Professor position in BPMI. This position is full-time, starting January 1st, 2024.
Teach the following courses:
BPMI/ARTIS 406x, Introduction to 3D Organic Modeling in ZBrush.Â Includes digital workflows, 3D printing, and best practices and protocols for working in the ZBrush and associated digital environments. Qualified candidates will bring new approaches, tools, and techniques to digital rendering while maintaining principles of scientific illustration to their teaching. Leveraging the tools and opportunities of working in ISUâs new Student Innovation Center will be a key aspect of this course.
BPMI/ARTIS 326, Illustration and Illustration Software. Includes teaching scientific illustration and visualization using industry standard software, including Adobe applications.
BPMI 497, BPMI Internships, as needed. Includes working with students and their internship clients on a case-by-case basis to guide them through an internship project. Internships occur throughout the year and vary in number from semester to semester.
BPMI 327, Illustration as Communication. Investigation of illustration as a form of communication. Emphasis on problem solving, effective composition, and advancement of rendering skills.
DSN S 131, Drawing I. An introduction to methods of visual thinking and drawing through studio experiences and lectures. All design fields utilize visual communication and drawing. Focus on the use of drawing as a method for creative problem solving, design development and visual communication. Explore, from observation and imagination, the use of fast sketching and in-depth drawing, using various scales, mediums and processes.
MFA/MA/MS/M.Sc.BMC/MSMI, or similar degree or comparable experience in scientific/medical illustration/visualization, or related field. Evidence of professional development must be presented, including professional practice examples, exhibitions, publications, and/or workshops.
Teaching experience in higher education.
Experience teaching modeling of educational scientific content in a digital sculpting environment (preferably ZBrush), experience teaching digital rendering for scientific illustration, experience communicating science through art for didactic purposes.
Ability to distill complex content for effective visual story-telling.
Knowledge of visual conventions applied to a variety of subsets of art, science, and design.
Trained in traditional and digital techniques and visual communication principles.
Ability and desire to teach in an interdisciplinary setting.
Experience in digital media and digital rendering as well as scientific illustration/visualization.
Department/Program & College Description:
Iowa State Universityâs interdepartmental undergraduate major in Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration (BPMI) is a shared program of the ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) and the College of Design. The program is housed in LAS and administered by an advisory board of faculty members from both colleges, plus the College of Veterinary Medicine.
The BPMI major is designed for students who want to combine their interests and aptitudes in science and art. Students take a mix of courses concentrated on the natural sciences in LAS and studio art in Design. They learn the latest artistic techniques, visual design skills, and the business of being a visual communicator. They become proficient in producing a broad range of artwork, including drawings, paintings, digital applications, data visualization, modeling, and more, which are scientifically accurate and aesthetically pleasing. Award-winning faculty members with years of professional and academic experience and an advisory board of scientists and artists help direct, advise and mentor students through their academic careers.
Iowa State University has one of the longest-running undergraduate programs of this type in the nation. Fewer than a dozen such programs or opportunities exist for undergraduate studies in the U.S. The ISU BPMI program specializes in preparing students for graduate degree programs in medical and scientific illustration. Graduate schools often recommend students receive a bachelorâs degree from Iowa State because of the strength of the combined science and art components of our program.
To apply for this position, please click on âApplyâ and complete the Employment Application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2023. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three References
4) PowerPoint including 20 images (with descriptions) of your own work and 10 images of student work.
Kim Moss, BPMI Director, Department of Art and Visual Culture, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-4009.
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employmen[email protected] or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
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