Assistant/Associate Professor of Visual Communication
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus: College of Fine Arts: OU School of Visual Arts
October 15, 2021
The School of Visual Arts at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in August 2022. The Visual Communication (graphic design) program seeks candidates who share our mission to provide design education within a student-centric learning environment that emphasizes excellence in teaching, research and service to the community.
The Visual Communication program emphasizes a conceptual yet practical approach to design problem solving. The responsibilities of the position include working with area faculty to develop and maintain curriculum that is committed to creative and innovative approaches to graphic design education. Faculty will teach undergraduate and graduate design courses with a focus on new and emerging technologies as related to visual communication. The candidate should demonstrate a rigorous research and/or creative activity agenda that explores opportunities for applied and/or theoretical research in graphic design. The individual should maintain a research/creative agenda that attracts and mentors students at all levels. Service responsibilities are expected at the program, school, college, university and professional levels. Salary commensurate with experience.
For more information about our program, please visit http://www.ou.edu/finearts/visual-arts/programs
The University of Oklahoma is dedicated to diversity, inclusivity, and equity. We highly encourage applications from a wide variety of ethnic, racial, religious, gender identity, and national backgrounds. A successful candidate will support a diverse student and faculty population with values of equity across many areas of artist and professional practice.
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.
The central campus and administrative offices of the University of Oklahoma are located in Norman, a city of more than 120,000 residents. Norman is often cited in “best places to live” rankings and is a culturally rich and vibrant community with outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living. The state capital, Oklahoma City, is located 20 miles to the north. With over 1.35 million residents and a unique central plains heritage, the Oklahoma City metro is home to a diverse and lively array of arts, culture, dining, sports, and entertainment. Visit https://www.ou.edu/publicaffairs/oufacts for more information.
The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage.
Application review will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit questions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Candidates must hold a terminal degree in Visual Communication/Graphic Design or equivalent design degree (MFA, MSD Masters in Design, MVCD Masters Visual Communication Design, PhD in Design)
• University-level teaching experience
• 3-5 years of professional experience in graphic design
• Letter of application outlining candidate’s qualifications
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Include URL to website demonstrating personal research and student work.
• Name, title and contact information for three professional references
All application materials may be submitted online through the Interfolio website at:
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