Assistant Professor - Visualization/Digital Media

  • Deadline:
    March 19, 2017, midnight
  • Location:

The Department of Art and Visual Culture within the College of Design at Iowa State University is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August 16, 2017.

This position is expected to teach up to five (5) undergraduate or graduate level courses in the application of digital media to visualization techniques for the Integrated Studio Arts (ISA) and Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration (BPMI) programs. Responsibilities will also include maintaining an active art practice and/or research schedule, student advisement, and departmental, college, and university committee service.

Required Qualifications:

M.F.A. in fine/visual/studio arts OR B.F.A. in fine/visual/studio arts along with an M.S., M.A., M.A.M.S., or advanced degree in related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Teaching experience in digital media including 2D and 3D visualization areas.
• Ability to distill complex content for effective visual presentation.
• Demonstrated knowledge of visual conventions applied to a variety of subsets of art, science, and design.
• Trained in traditional and digital techniques and visual communication principles.
• Interaction design experience including website and application development.

The Department of Art and Visual Culture (AVC) is one of seven distinguished departments within the College, along with Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture. The College of Design is dedicated to all forms of diversity and inclusion, and committed to the expanded role of art and design as an agent of change in society.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see<>).

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, and university activities and collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

The guaranteed consideration date for this position is March 19, 2017, however applications may continue to be submitted until the position is filled.

Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Ingrid Lilligren
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To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact information for three references
4) PowerPoint including 20 images (with descriptions) of your own work and 20 images of student work. Please attach as “Other Document(s) 1”. If your document is larger than 9MB, attach the remainder in “Other Document(s) 2.”

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