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Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

  • Deadline:
    Sept. 13, 2011, noon
  • Location:
    Louisiana State University, 123 Art Building, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803, US

Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in graphic design starting January 2012. Application deadline is September 13, 2011 or until a candidate is selected. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre- employment background check. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected.

LSU's Graphic Design faculty is part of the School of Art, which comprises undergraduate and graduate programs in Studio Art as well as Art History. The School has 600+ students and is a unit of a College that also includes Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design. We are looking for someone willing and able to serve not only the specific needs of the Graphic Design area but those of allied disciplines in art and to complement the expertise of the other members of the department.

University and community service, student advising, and research/creative activity expected. Record of awards/publications, and/or evidence of innovation in teaching preferred. Evidence of the creation of high quality work and ongoing research is required.

BENEFITS: LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more.

Teaches a combination of design studio sequences and additional required or elective courses (as deemed suitable for the individual based upon background and program need) consistent with teaching loads typically assigned in the School; advises students: participates in the graduate program and becomes a member of the graduate faculty; actively participates in research or creative activity; conducts service work through school and university committees as assigned.

An M.F.A. degree, professional graduate degree, or equivalent professional experience in graphic design or a closely related field; successful teaching experience; evidence of professional achievement. Demonstrated ability to teach a range of courses that address both conceptual and practical issues, and which integrate instruction in computer software for design development and execution. Evidence of the creation of high quality work and ongoing research.

Secondary field of design history, and/or critical theory is desirable. The preferred candidate will exhibit advanced skills in one or more of the following specific areas of graphic design: print or web design; interactive multimedia; wayfinding; and/or information design.

Please send a letter of interest, vitae, and digital presentation that includes at least 20 examples of your work and 20 of your students' work (with annotations). A CD ROM or DVD formatted for a Macintosh computer is preferred. Mail submissions to: 
Rod Parker, Director 
LSU School of Art 
123 Art Building 
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Links to a website will also be accepted if supported by additional printed documentation.

Please email three letters of recommendation including name, title, phone number and e-mail address to: Graphic Design Search Committee at art@lsu.edu.

A copy of your transcripts may be attached to your application (if available). If unable to scan and electronically attach, please provide at the time of interview.