Assistant Professor of Design, Tenure-Track; Concentration in Digital Media

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 5, 2016, 4:11 p.m.
  • Location:
    San Francisco, CA 94117

Assistant Professor of Design, Tenure-Track; Concentration in Digital Media

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

The Design Program at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Digital Design to begin Fall 2017. Situated in the Department of Art + Architecture, the Design Program at USF merges innovative graphic design with digital and interactive media into a dynamic interdisciplinary curriculum. By learning through an expanded definition of design, our students gain comprehensive experience with a wide range of process-oriented skills, including conceptual development, visual rhetoric, formal experimentation, and critical thinking. Located in the heart of San Francisco, USF is a diverse, liberal arts university that emphasizes social justice and global perspectives.

This position seeks candidates with interdisciplinary experience who are able to teach a variety of courses in emerging technologies and digital design practices. Ideal candidates will be conversant with both historical and contemporary issues in the discipline, and will be able to connect design practice to issues of political, environmental, and community concern. The position entails teaching undergraduate studio classes at all levels, from introductory to advanced; opportunity to teach seminar courses; curriculum development; and service to the program, department, and university. Ideal candidates possess both expansive and specialized knowledge in technologies, techniques, and practices in the digital sphere. Areas of specialization may include data visualization, web design, interaction design, mobile design, and other intersections between art, design, and technology.

More information about the Design Program and the Department of Art + Architecture can be found on our website at:

Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of studio and seminar courses. The standard teaching load for this position at USF is two 4-unit courses per semester with an additional third course every fourth semester (2-2-2-3 over two years). In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in service to the department and college, as well as maintain an active research program that engages students when possible.

Minimum Requirements:

MFA degree (or equivalent) in Design, Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Multimedia or a related field. A strong record of teaching at the university level, evidence of scholarship or creative practice, and an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco are required. Qualified candidates also posses expertise in a range of design practices; equal comfort and fluency in teaching technical and conceptual skills; a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and scholarship in a liberal arts setting; readiness to work collaboratively with faculty across the department, including Fine Arts, Art History and Arts Management, and Architecture and Community Design; willingness to work in a culturally diverse environment; and a commitment to support the university mission. Applicants should also demonstrate a strong exhibition, research and/or publication record with national exposure and peer evaluation. Once hired, full-time faculty members at USF become responsible for contributing to teaching, research, and service to the University including student advising and program development.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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