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Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

University of Northern Iowa
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Assistant Professor, Graphic Design 

The University of Northern Iowa's College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences- Department of Art is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor to teach three undergraduate courses per semester in Graphic Design from core skills to advanced subjects; teach courses in the departmental foundations sequence or general education program as needed. The successful candidate will establish and maintain an expanding record of professional, creative, and scholarly work; contribute to curricular development in the design area; provide service on department, college and university committees; and act as student advisor and supervise student lab monitors.
 
UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will collaborate to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.
           
M.F.A. in Graphic Design required.
 
Required qualifications include focus in User Experience / Interaction design, and research-based design methodologies; University level teaching experience (graduate teaching experience may be considered); innovative portfolio of creative work demonstrating research-based design; publishing/exhibition record commensurate with experience; in-depth knowledge of design theory & methodology; strong typographic skills; competence in a variety of design applications.
 
Preference will be given to candidates with commitment to excellence in teaching in an undergraduate design curriculum with demonstrated expertise in at least three of the following areas of instruction: Experiential Design, Design for Screen, Interface design, Typography, Publication Design, Web Design, Application Design, Branding, Information Graphics, Motion Graphics. The successful candidate will be well organized and an excellent communicator able to articulate a vision for the integration of emerging technologies into the current design area curriculum. Knowledge of design history and its significance to current trends in practice is desirable.
 
Applications received by January 14, 2019, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu/. Inquiries may be sent to Jeffery Byrd, at Jeffery.byrd@uni.edu or 319-273-2077. Pre-employment background checks required.
 
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
 
The University is a tobacco-free campus.
 
 
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