WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
NOTICE OF POSITION OPENING
Assistant Professor of Art
Visual Communication Design
Western Oregon University announces a tenure track Assistant Professor of Art position in Visual Communication Design (VCD). Established in 2012, WOU’s growing VCD program combines studio art foundations with a rigorous upper division curriculum in graphic design and digital art. Depending upon the successful candidate’s skills and interests, teaching opportunities may include interactive media, web art & design, video, animation, 3D modeling, graphic design theory & process, photography, typography, print design, and/or digital images.
Qualifications: MFA or PhD related to digital art and design, and teaching experience at the college/university level required. The ideal applicant is an energetic teacher of graphic design principles and practices, conceptually engaged with currents in new media art and design, an expert user and instructor of applicable software and technologies, and an effective mentor and advisor of undergraduate students.
Start Date: September 2014
This position is open until filled. Review of applications may begin prior to the deadline indicated on Rhizome.org.
Contact Information: Questions regarding this position may be directed to search committee chair Daniel Tankersley at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or email@example.com.
Application Materials Required:
• WOU Faculty Application Form (online at wou.edu/facultyapp)
• Letter of intent
• Current curriculum vita
• Transcript of graduate degree (unofficial)
• Three (3) current letters of reference
• Minimum 20 images/examples of student work under the applicant’s instruction (PDF or URL)
• Online portfolio of professional work in art and design (URL)