Lecturer of Visual Communication

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 15, 2014, 2:20 p.m.
  • Location:
    Northern Arizona University, NAU Box 5691, Flagstaff, Flagstaff, Arizona, 86011, US

Position: School of Communication, Lecturer of Visual Communication
Vacancy Number: 600601
Department: School of Communication
Status: Full-Time, Regular
Location: Flagstaff
Special Information

This is a non-tenure track, non-tenure eligible position to be hired at the Lecturer level. This position may be renewed depending on satisfactory performance, department needs and available funding.
Application Procedure

Please e-mail the following application materials to VCsearchF13@nau.edu, with the subject line in this format: "(Your last name) VC application": ** Letter of application expressing your teaching philosophy; a statement about your commitment to diversity issues in an academic setting and how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications ** Curriculum Vitae ** 10 - 15 samples of student work in a single PDF ** 10 - 15 portfolio samples of professional/scholarly/creative work in a single PDF ** Provide a link to a site with your Portfolio and student work ** Printed samples will be accepted but will not be returned ** List of five references with names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. ** The committee may request additional information at a later date.
Job Description

The School of Communication at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a lecturer of Visual Communication position (Graphic Design/Interactive Design) beginning in August 2014.
The visual communication program offers a creative and intellectually stimulating environment, with a history of over fifty years. We nurture our students to focus on their role as designers and their use of visual communication techniques and theory for various media and practices.
Responsibilities include teaching, advising at the undergraduate level, and service requirements. Candidate should have a strong knowledge of current industry-standard software (Adobe Creative Suite). The candidate will teach lower division graphic design courses, such as design history, design theory, introduction to graphic design software, beginning-level graphic design, typography and/or interactive design classes.
The proposed workload includes 4 courses per semester as well as advising, mentoring, service to the school, university and discipline. The position begins in August 2014.
Note: Summer teaching opportunities in the School of Communication are frequently available but contingent on funding.
Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree by August 2014.
A complete application including portfolios of personal and student work.
College or university-level teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications

The following qualifications will add strength to candidacy:
MFA degree in Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Digital Media or closely related field.
Bachelor's degree in Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Digital Media or closely related field.
At least one year teaching visual communication courses at the college or university level beyond a teaching-assistantship.
Ability to teach undergraduate graphic design software as evidenced in student work.
Ability to teach undergraduate web design as evidenced in student work.
Professional experience with print design.
Professional experience with interactive design.
Experience in mobile and experience design.
Additional experience with HTML5, CSS, Javascript, or other coding languages used in web design.
Experience teaching online or hybrid courses.
Experience working with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.
General Information

The School of Communication is located in a newly renovated $14.5 million state-of-the-art facility that includes four computer labs, photo darkrooms, a student media complex, editing bays, television broadcast studios and modern electronic classrooms and seminar rooms. The School of Communication is a Macintosh OS environment. Please visit our website at http://www.nau.edu/sbs/communication
Northern Arizona University has a student population of about 26,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff and at over 30 sites across the state. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 67,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

$43,00 - $45,000 per academic year, depending upon experience.
Application Deadline

This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014.Incomplete applications will not be considered.

FLSA Exempt.