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Assistant or Associate Professor of Graphic Design

POSITION SUMMARY:

Indiana Wesleyan University Division of Art + Design is seeking a colleague who has a desire to teach within a flourishing design program emphasizing a diversity of conceptual and technical design practices. These include majors in Graphic Design, Media Design and Design for Social Impact.

The Division of Art+ Design is an undergraduate program which includes 4 staff, 10 full-time faculty, 8 part-time faculty and over 200 students. We are currently one of the largest art programs in the Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities. We offer majors in Graphic Design, Media Design, Design for Social Impact, Studio Art, Illustration, Photography, Pre-Art Therapy, and Visual Arts Education as well as 9 different minors.

The position will be open for the Fall of 2017, pending budget approval. Review of applications begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The final candidate selected must have the ability to pass a comprehensive background screen.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

MFA preferred

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Successful candidates will have current experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas: typography, interactive design, design thinking, information design, systems design, data visualization, design theory and social design. Other expectations include a record of professional design work, publications, and/or exhibitions. Alongside our talented students, you will be joining a community of artists, designers, and scholars who are preparing a new generation of design leaders. Known for its outstanding program, the IWU Art+ Design Division is committed to actively influencing the discourse on the frontier of new design thinking.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.

Experience:  

·         The ideal candidate will possess a strong record of teaching, scholarship, service, and dedication to the ideals of liberal learning, and an educational philosophy based on the centrality of Jesus Christ and the integration of faith and learning. Faculty with qualifications appropriate to assistant, associate, or full professor will be considered.

 

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and maintaining a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  Accordingly, the University affords equal opportunity to all employees and prospective employees without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

These have access to all the rights, privileges, and programs generally made available to employees at the University.  It does not discriminate in the administration of its policies, programs, nor during any phase of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment.

As an educational institution operating under The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University reserves and exercises its privileges under applicable law to prefer employees on the basis of religion and who are best suited to its religious purpose.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer