Assistant or Associate Professor of Digital Art/Graphic Design

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 5, 2007, 2:03 p.m.
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Assistant or Associate Professor of Digital Art/Graphic Design

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Assistant or Associate Professor of Digital Art/Graphic Design, tenure track, beginning August, 2008. Salary competitive. Qualifications: an appropriate terminal degree (MFA, MGD, MDes) in new media, digital art, graphic design or visual communication; a broad-based approach to developing new media for both fine art and design applications; Macintosh platform experience; teaching experience and professional practice preferred. Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the digital art and graphic design areas, faculty generally teach five courses per academic year; assist in digital arts program development, maintaining an active creative/ research practice; participating in curriculum development and student advising as well as performing service to the department, college, and university. Applications are made using the WSU Online Hiring System at, referring to posting #034841, submitting a letter of application and a curriculum vita. A separate portfolio of creative work, student work, (slides, cd, tape and/or dvd of no more than 15 minutes in length), that includes a descriptive list of all work, and a SASE (if you wish materials to be returned) must be submitted to:

Judith Moldenhauer, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Art and Art History
150 Community Arts
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-2980

Official transcripts and signed original letters of reference are required of finalists at a later date. Review of applications is underway and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Representatives from the department will be available at the College Art Association conference to provide information on our program.

Applications remain open until the position is filled. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 11, 2008.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY: The department offers programs leading to the following undergraduate degrees: BA in Art, BFA in Art, BA in Art History and BA or BS in Fashion Design and Merchandising. The department also offers the following graduate degrees: MA in Art, MFA in Art, MA in Art History, MA in Fashion Design and Merchandising. The department currently has 29 full-time faculty and a staff of 7 for 40+ graduate students and 900+ undergraduate students. The department is regionally and nationally recognized for providing a high-quality education in the fine arts, design, and art history. For more information, visit

THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY: The Department of Art and Art History is one of five departments in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts. Other units are the departments of Communication, Dance, Music, and Theatre. The College offers degrees ranging from BA and various undergraduate professional degrees through MA, MMus, and MFA degrees, to Ph.D. programs in both Communication and Theatre. Wayne State University is an urban, research-extensive institution enrolling more than 32,000 students in 350 undergraduate and graduate programs that are offered through the university's 13 schools and colleges. The campus is located in Detroit's Midtown Cultural Center, and recent construction on the campus includes two new undergraduate dormitories, an addition to the Law School, and the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Wayne State's neighbors in the Midtown Cultural Center include the Detroit Public Library, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Science Center, Charles Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Michigan Opera Theatre. The nearby New Center and Downtown are also home to several major road theatres, art galleries, and entertainment venues ranging from the Detroit Artist's Market to the historic Fox and Fisher theatres.

WSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.