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Assistant or Associate Professor of Graphic Design

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Division of Art and Design at Indiana Wesleyan University seeks a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Graphic Design to teach in a Christ-centered, active, and vibrant undergraduate graphic design program and to join an intensely passionate cohort of design educators who believe in social impact design and fostering tomorrow’s design leaders. 

 

The practice of graphic design at Indiana Wesleyan University equips students to become conscientious designers who have a robust skillset to impact the greater world. Known for its outstanding program, the IWU Art + Design Division is committed to actively influencing the discourse on the frontiers of new design thinking and design pedagogy. The graphic design program offers instruction in areas of social impact design, design process, graphic design research, visual communication, rhetorics, semiotics and identity, type and image, and web, interactive, ui/ux and digital and print based platforms. 

 

Qualified applicants are expected to present detailed materials of accomplishments in design practice and teaching experience. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, example syllabi (if applicable), portfolio including evidence of professional/scholarly research practice along with student work examples (if applicable).

Accepting materials for consideration up to February 1, 2018.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates must have a terminal degree, preferably an MFA or MDES in the field of graphic design or visual communication design.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The division seeks an outstanding and dynamic designer with a combination of studio skills focused on method and theory based approaches, along with a deep commitment to teaching and advising undergraduate students in design. Applicants must have the ability and experience to teach all levels of undergraduate graphic design courses

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