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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor -Graphic Design-Art

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 4, 2013, 6:45 p.m.
  • Location:
    University of Massachusetts Lowell, Apply Online, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01854, US

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Graphic Design - Art

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the historic industrial city of Lowell, 25 miles northwest of Boston, the University of Massachusetts Lowell has three campus clusters: North, South and East along the Merrimack River.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is dedicated to transformational education that fosters student success, lifelong learning and global awareness. UMass Lowell offers affordable, experience-based undergraduate and graduate academic programs taught by internationally recognized faculty who conduct research to expand the horizons of knowledge. The programs span and interconnect the disciplines of business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. Our graduates leave UMass Lowell ready for work, for life and for all the world offers.

A major component of UMass Lowell's vision is to ensure that diversity and inclusion are in every aspect of our strategic plan. We seek a diverse talented candidate pool to be part of our mission and achievements.

The Art Department in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Graphic Design, commencing September 2014.

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate classes in Graphic Design. Teaching load is between 12-18 credit hours per year (6-9 per semester), commensurate with level of scholarly and creative productivity. Additional duties include student advising, maintenance of office hours, curriculum development, senior project reviews, recruitment and general department activities including committee work.

The successful candidate will demonstrate passionate engagement in her/his own practice, research, scholarly activities and creative work. The Art Department emphasizes conceptual and aesthetic innovation while encouraging student-centered pedagogy.

Minimum Qualifications:

-MFA degree in Graphic Design/Graphic Communication
-Substantial portfolio of published/displayed and client-commissioned creative work
-Demonstrated understanding of theoretical and critical aspects of graphic design
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Reputation within the graphic design field with publications and/or creative work, citations, reviews, awards or other recognition
-Strong understanding of typography
-Three years of full-time graphic design teaching experience at the college level AND minimum four years industry/commercial graphic design experience in the field

Preferred Qualifications:

-Broad knowledge of graphic design, design history, design process and contemporary design issues
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Solid understanding of photography, web design and illustration as those fields apply to art direction and graphic design

-High level of technical proficiency with current digital media and graphic design applications and programs
-Web design skills a plus

Interested applicants should apply online at https://jobs.uml.edu . Please submit a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references.Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Applicants are required to submit: 1) 1-15 examples of Graphic Design work; 2) 1-5 examples of work from the applicant's students. The students' work must have been produced in the applicant's classes or with the applicant's oversight. All of the artwork is to be submitted via SlideRoom, at https://umlartfaculty.slideroom.com/#/Login. Please upload your own work first, and then that of the students. For each image that you upload, you will be prompted to provide the author, the title, date, medium, and description.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.