Assistant/Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design

  • Deadline:
    March 27, 2020, 4:03 p.m.
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont

The Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College seeks a dynamic and experienced educator for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor position in our NASAD- accredited BFA program in Visual Communication Design (formerly Graphic Design & Digital Media). The position is to begin Fall 2020.

Duties: Teach four courses per semester from among the following topical areas: foundational design, web design, design for 3D applications, production and theory, and user interface design; participate in student entrance portfolio review and contribute to curriculum development; help foster and further develop industry relationships locally and nationally; and engage in programmatic, divisional, and college-wide service, as well as student mentoring and advising.

Qualifications: A BFA in Graphic Design is preferred and an MFA in a related discipline is required. The successful candidate will approach design broadly and interdisciplinarily, have expertise in both critical and theoretical aspects of communication design, and demonstrate an awareness of how the discipline is evolving. Candidates will be able to apply their expertise to teach UI/UX as well as manual and digital communication design practices. A record of effective college teaching and student mentoring/advising are required. Candidates should be collaborative, inclusive, and supportive colleagues.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community and seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, and teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity, and academic excellence of Champlain College.

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter specifically addressing the desired qualifications, as well as a separate statement describing your experience and vision for mentoring underrepresented students. Further describe how you would contribute to Champlain’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.
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Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.