Illustration/Graphic Design/Foundations Assistant Professor. Tenure-track, beginning August 2014.

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 31, 2014, 11:55 a.m.
  • Location:
    Grand Valley State University, 1105 CAC 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, Michigan, 49401, US

Required Qualifications and Education:
Candidates for the position must have an MFA in Illustration or related field by August 2014. Requirements for the position include: professional experience and/or prior college level teaching experience, and a combination of skills covering the following areas: technical skills in a wide variety of media and techniques appropriate to Illustrators including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and in a variety of traditional media. Additional skills include Illustration and Graphic Design production experience in print and media. Candidates must be able to teach all levels of Illustration, and have the ability to teach classes outside of the illustration emphasis such as Foundations drawing, design, color and design, etc. A background in historical and contemporary illustration literacy is required, along with a commitment to teaching in an illustration emphasis curriculum that reflects the values of a liberal arts public university.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include technical skills in Adobe Flash and Dreamweaver or similar software, and 3D modeling.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
Teach three courses per semester in a NASAD accredited undergraduate program with approximately 325 majors, participate in portfolio reviews and student advising, provide leadership and vision in curricular development, participate in university and departmental committee work, and maintain an active research and professional practice.

Salary: Competitive; commensurate with rank and experience.

Department/Division: Department of Art and Design/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Campus: Allendale

How To Apply:
Submit application online at: The online system permits document attachment. Include a letter of interest addressing all required qualifications, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references. Additionally, include a web address for a portfolio of at least 20 examples of your work and 10 examples of student work (if available). If web portfolios of your work and/or student work are not available, a Mac compatible CD/DVD may be sent to: Illustration/Graphic Design/Foundations Search Committee, Department of Art and Design, 1105 Calder Art Center, 1 Campus Drive, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. For more information contact:, Department of Art and Design:

Application Deadline Date: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013. Application deadline is January 31, 2014.