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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 14, 2013, midnight
  • Location:
    Drake University, 2507 University Ave, Des Moines, Iowa, 50311, US

The Drake University Department of Art and Design seeks a practicing designer/design researcher for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Graphic Design position in the School of Fine Arts beginning Fall 2013.  This position will contribute to a department which is committed to a cross-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of design, art and art history.

Position: A successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of contemporary issues in visual culture and should be forward-thinking about design's role in the 21st century. The candidate will be expected to assist the program in the continued development of its curriculum as it prepares students for existing and developing careers in the evolving practice of design. Salary is competitive with peer schools and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities: Teach 3 studio classes each semester in Graphic Design, with interest and ability to instruct at all levels of the undergraduate Graphic Design Program. Engage in professional practice, research and activities related to the discipline. Provide student academic advising and contribute to curriculum development as well as service to the department, university and community. 

Qualifications: M.F.A. in Graphic Design / Media Design / Interaction Design or equivalent required. Teaching experience or evidence of teaching potential and professional graphic design experience preferred. The candidate should demonstrate an understanding of design methodology, conceptual approaches, and various design processes as well as practical application in a variety of media and mediums. Apple platform expertise preferred.

All applicants must apply on-line through Hire Touch at https://drake.hiretouch.com/. Submit letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, list of references with contact information, a digital portfolio (web, pdf or flash based) with examples of personal/professional work and examples of students' work, if applicable.  Email inquiries to: John Fender,  john.fender@drake.edu. NO email submissions. Formal review of applications begins January 14, 2013. To be assured of full consideration applications should be completed by this date. Position is open until filled. 

For further information on the Department of Art & Design, see http://artsci.drake.edu/art/ Information about Drake University's work environment, employee benefits, faculty development opportunities, and the greater Des Moines area can be accessed at http://www.drake.edu/hr/

Drake University is an equal-opportunity employer, and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status.

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John Fender
Art and Design
Drake University
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