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  2. To find out more or apply please see: https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/34991
  3. Location: University of North Texas, Denton TX The BFA program in Communication Design at the College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2021–22 academic year. Our program is guided by a curriculum that emphasizes the development of conceptual thinking as a means to address design problems in a graphic design industry job position. Our students create work that is competitive on a national level, having garnered recognition from Communication Arts Magazine, Print Magazine, Creative Quarterly, Graphis, the Addys, the Society of Publication Designers, the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, and the Art Directors Club. The BFA program in Communication Design graduates up to 60 students per year. The undergraduate curriculum offers both a graphic and user-centered design track that helps students develop marketable skills and deep knowledge for diverse design settings. Depending on the candidate's experience, teaching assignments may include undergraduate courses in foundations of communication design, graphic design, typography, color, motion graphics, communication design studio, prototyping/development, portfolio, cause-based design, and/or special topics. The teaching load is 3/3 per academic year. Learn more, share to your network or apply here!
  4. Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, Graphic Design Oakland University The successful applicant must have a record of or potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. The candidate must be able to teach a wide range of undergraduate graphic design courses with the ability to teach both print and digital mediums—including motion design—ranging from the 1000-level to the 4000-level. Applicants must be proficient in current industry software applications. Candidates should have strong professional and student portfolios, an understanding of design history and theory, the aptitude to articulate design ideas through professional practice and personal research, and an interest in community and department service. Candidates with design industry experience may be given higher consideration. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion. This is a one-year position beginning August 15, 2021. Minimum Requirements: MFA degree in Graphic Design or related field from accredited institution Special Instructions to the Applicant: To apply, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, design philosophy, a diversity statement that describes interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality, unofficial transcripts, personal creative portfolio (either a single PDF or a document with the URL to link the portfolio) and a student work portfolio (either a single PDF or document with the URL to link to the portfolio). Applicants will be asked for the names and email addresses of three references in the application process. References will be contacted to upload the letter of reference directly. Application materials will only be accepted through the online application system (mailed or emailed applications will not be considered). For full consideration, apply by May 17, 2021 Inquiries should be directed to Maria Smith Bohannon, Search Committee Chair, smithboh@oakland.edu The department of Art and Art History at Oakland University has over 350 students in BA programs in Art History, Studio Art, and Graphic Design. Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan, Oakland University is committed to building ongoing and collaborative relationships with the surrounding communities. Community and civic engagement enhances the lives of our students and has a positive impact on our broader community. Required Documents Curriculum Vitae (CV) Cover Letter Transcripts (unofficial) Diversity Statement Teaching Philosophy Work Sample Design Philosophy Student Work Sample
  5. The Art Department in the Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Graphic Design Lecturer/Site Coordinator at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) located in Rockville, MD. USG is a satellite campus serving the entire University of Maryland system. This is a 12-month non-tenure track position. Area of Specialization: Graphic DesignPrimary Job Duties: Teach eight (8) credits per semester. Supervise support staff and student workers. Collaborate with the recruiting coordinator and program chair to recruit qualified students. Provide day-to-day administrative oversight. Serve as a contact for potential Graphic Design students. Serve as an academic advisor for students enrolled at USG. Coordinate internships and develop positive relationships with community partners.Minimum Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Graphic Design or related field. Teaching experience at the college or university level. https://designjobs.aiga.org/jobs/299634/Graphic-Design-LecturerSite-Coordinator
  6. The Department of Visual and Media Arts at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Graphic Design emphasis area at the Assistant Professor rank starting August 6, 2021. As a community of educators, artists, and scholars, the Department of Visual and Media Arts values the examination of the world through diverse cultural discourses which inform pedagogy and scholarship, and diverse forms of collaboration with university, local, and regional communities. We seek a faculty member who is a well-rounded designer, is committed to undergraduate teaching excellence and mentoring, is able to teach throughout the curriculum, understands emerging trends in the areas of graphic design and user experience, and is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts in design practice. The teaching responsibilities include 6 courses/year and professional advising of the graphic design emphasis majors. Teaching opportunities include courses in typography, print design/production, packaging design, user experience/user interface design, and branding design. Candidates with teaching experience for major and non-major populations will receive special consideration. The university encourages interdisciplinary research efforts with other majors, minors, and emphasis areas. Candidates with research/creative work interests in the intersection of graphic design, user experience, and any of these emerging fields: big data, the Internet of Things, augmented/virtual reality, and artificial intelligence will receive special consideration. Examples of future relationships within GVSU include the Design Thinking Academy; GVSU Community Service Learning Center; Advertising & Public Relations, Computer Science, Film and Video Production, Marketing, and Photography majors; and the Digital Studies minor. We are interested in new and emerging fields that can contribute to diversifying the expertise in our department. The successful candidate will have research and teaching interests with the potential to engage the West Michigan community; we are especially interested in candidates from underrepresented groups and individuals who have experience working with diverse student and community populations. The candidate will be filled at the Assistant Professor rank. Credit toward tenure, extra compensation, and/or reassigned time will be negotiated with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and User Experience
  7. The Department of Art and Design at Messiah University invites applications for a term-tenure track position in Graphic Design and Digital Media with areas of expertise and specialization in Interactive Design, Motion Design, and Design History and Theory. The ideal candidate will be a practicing designer with a passion for teaching, and student learning and success. Strong evidence of typographic skills is essential. The position, within the Graphic Design and Digital Media area, includes teaching required introductory and upper-level graphic and interactive design courses, as well as mentoring individual senior exhibition projects and portfolio development. Please go to the following job link to see the full job description and to apply. Full Details
  8. Full Job Posting: http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1575 Graphic Design Faculty (Full-Time Lecturer) Klein Family School of Communications Design, Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences Vacancy Number 301109 Position Type: Faculty position with full, competitive benefits package Opens: 12/18/20 Closes: Open Until Filled Salary: Commensurate with qualifications Application review begins immediately, position is open until filled, and applications submitted by February 16, 2021 will receive priority consideration. The Klein Family School of Communications Design (KFSCD) invites applications for the position of Full-time Lecturer in Interactive and Graphic Design. The position is a full-time, renewable contract appointment, 9.5-month instructional faculty position, with a 4/4 teaching load, beginning August 2021 (contingent on final budgetary approval). The position carries the possibility for promotion. We seek a student-oriented colleague with a demonstrated commitment to collaboration across programs and an ability to teach all levels of graduate and undergraduate design courses. The successful candidate will teach primarily in interactive and digital design and will have a full knowledge of graphic design history and theory. The position requires professional accomplishments and evidence of teaching ability in both theory and process appropriate for classroom and online instruction at all levels. Candidates must also demonstrate an awareness of current industry trends in the design field and the desire to explore new developments both theoretically and in practice. Faculty members in KFSCD contribute to program and curriculum development, serve on MFA thesis committees, maintain a professional practice or creative/research agenda, and participate in university service and other areas of faculty responsibility. UB offers classes daytime, evening and weekend; both face-to-face and in various types of online environments (fully online, hybrid, synchronous, asynchronous); and in two locations – at our main Baltimore campus and at our University of Shady Grove location in Rockville, MD. We define a successful candidate as someone who will be flexible with regard to all these teaching possibilities. Four innovative programs in KFSCD offer design classes: the MFA in Integrated Design, the MA in Integrated Design, MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts, and the BA in Digital Communication. The School’s interdisciplinary faculty are continually developing new ways of approaching and teaching design. KFSCD is an innovative and dynamic environment in touch with the current marketplace, with a mission of helping students become accomplished professionals. Our programs all rely heavily on digital design, and programs in other divisions link to this curriculum as well. We invite you to visit our website for more information about the College of Arts and Sciences and the Klein Family School of Communications Design at http://www.ubalt.edu/cas/about-the-college/schools-and-divisions/school-of-communications-design/index.cfm. The University of Baltimore is an urban campus with a large population of non-traditional students. We prepare our alums for careers in a wide variety of professions. We have a low student-teacher ratio, with students receiving a high level of faculty interaction. UB is a member of the University System of Maryland. We are located in mid-town Baltimore bordering the Mt. Vernon cultural district, Station North Arts District, and the world-class Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. We are convenient to Baltimore public transportation and a block from Baltimore’s Penn station with easy access to commuter rail and Amtrak. Required: Candidates must hold a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) in Graphic Design or related field, and have higher education teaching experience, a strong portfolio, and the willingness to work collaboratively. Preferred: Candidates with: • Strong skills in interaction design, digital design, motion graphics, graphic design, typography; • creative engagement in design research and professional work; • knowledge of contemporary design issues, design theory, and design history; and • demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Application review begins immediately, position is open until filled, and applications submitted by February 16, 2021 will receive priority consideration. Electronic applications submitted in our system are required. The academic selection team requires the following attachment. Before applying, please save your CV and your letter of application as one PDF (strongly preferred format) or Word document. Your CV, letter, or both must show a URL for your portfolio site. Short file names without spaces or special characters are recommend. The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities, or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution. We appreciate your interest in our vacancy. Please review the information below before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to apply. Questions regarding the electronic application should be directed to ubhrcareers@ubalt.edu. Questions/Help If you have trouble viewing our job postings or submitting the electronic application, please contact Human Resources Recruitment at ubhrcareers@ubalt.edu. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution. http://www.ubalt.edu/hr
  9. Motion Design Education Summit: MODE 2021 (re)connect 10 - 13 June 2021 DESCRIPTION Motion design is an ever-evolving discipline, spanning design and the arts. Live video streaming, gaming, and virtual environments have enabled us to connect with others during times of isolation and physical distancing. Our social interfaces, conferencing apps, and digital collaboration tools enable dynamic and interconnected exchanges across space, time, and continents. Motion encompasses every digital touchpoint on our devices, providing feedback and shaping understanding across complex ecosystems for human-computer interaction. It is a vital part of the interconnectedness of the human experience, but now more than ever before. Our central theme for 2021 is (re)connect and examines the impact of motion design and motion literacy in current contexts, and explores future notions. Motion design and motion-based technologies have played a monumental role as part of a universal pandemic shift. We’ll have some stories to tell. The 2021 conference will be virtual, but together we will explore three focus tracks: research, pedagogy and practice that seek to help us (re)connect. Particular interest includes papers and workshops that explore topics in diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, sustainability, social/political issues and responsible design practices. Motion outputs may include augmented reality, virtual reality, narrative, immersive and experience design, interface, gaming, tools and new types of motion design making. Discoveries involving remote teaching and learning that integrate motion as part of curriculum and pedagogy are also of interest. All submissions should have a strong relationship to motion design in order to be accepted to the conference and included in the 2021 proceedings. DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS 27 November 2020 SUBMISSIONS + GUIDELINES https://easychair.org/cfp/MODE2021 CONFERENCE CHAIRS R. Brian Stone, National University of Singapore Gretchen Caldwell Rinnert, Kent State University Andre Murnieks, Massey University Heather Shaw, Lesley University For more information visit: http://www.modesummit.com https://www.instagram.com/modesummit/ Interested in being a reader for MODE 2021? email heather.shaw@modesummit.com
  10. This survey aims to gather data from higher education professors in graphic design about how they address issues of "taste"* in their studio classes. Answers to this survey will remain anonymous, but the data may be used in publications or conference papers. * If you take issue with the term "taste," this is a legitimate response and would be valuable insight in the survey. Follow this link to the Survey: Take the Survey Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser: https://wustl.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/preview/SV_5pCOCh2zBUEfEDr?Q_CHL=preview
  11. Adjunct Faculty in Illustration at St. John's University The Institution St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. Commitment to Inclusion A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.  Division/Department Information The Department of Art and Design at St. John’s University invites applications for an adjunct position in Illustration, to begin January 2021. The Department is located on the Queens campus in New York City, and offers BFA degrees in Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, and Fine Art and an MA in Museum Studies. The mission of the Department, since the first degree program was offered in 1963, is to provide a rich and challenging educational environment that emphasizes the creation of visually sophisticated works and concurrently develops the whole person: intellectually, ethically, and critically. Students in the 132-credit NASAD accredited Illustration program complete a rigorous program of coursework followed by a capstone course and internship or thesis. Responsibilities The Department of Art and Design at St. John’s University in Queens, NY is seeking an adjunct faculty member to teach Illustration II. The course is a project-based studio course taken by Illustration majors during the second semester of their Junior year. It will be offered as an online synchronous class and will meet twice a week Mondays and Thursday mornings during the Spring 2021 semester. Qualifications The ideal candidate will be an experienced illustrator who is currently working in the field and has college level teaching experience. Applicants should have experience in digital painting and vector drawing and work in one or more of the following areas: editorial and narrative illustration, illustrated books, comic, storyboarding, visual narrative, graphic design, illustration for UI/UX design, social media and/or other multiple media applications. Candidates should have a Master of Fine Arts degree or equivalent experience; some online teaching experience is preferred. Application Process Submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; link(s) to an online portfolio (or an attached PDF) documenting evidence of professional excellence and if applicable links to an online portfolio (or an attached PDF) of student work including up to 20 examples of student outcomes. A list of three references will be required of finalists. St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education. Job Location Queens, New York, United States Position Type Part-Time https://stjohnsedu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=218668&jobboardid=101
  12. The State of Black Design is looking for writings and creative works for our first peer-reviewed journal to be published Fall of 2021. We are focused on four areas of Black design; Design Industry, Design Pedagogy, Black Design Organizations, and Design Activism. We are looking for contributions in the form of research papers, position papers, reports, opinion pieces, visual pieces, case studies, or frameworks. The final works will be: Research papers (4000–6000 words) Position papers (4000–6000 words) Reports (4000–6000 words) Opinion Pieces (1000 words) Visual Pieces (with 500 word explanations) Case Studies / Anti-racist Frameworks or Materials (2000-4000 words) 300-500 word abstracts are due October 30, 2020 in the form of a PDF (titled “SOBDAbstract_Topic_Firstname_Lastname.pdf” -the topic is one of the four focus areas, example: “SOBDAbstract_Design Activism_Audre_Lorde.pdf”). Send your PDF to the journal curators, Omari Souza and Terresa Moses, at info@stateofblackdesign.com. Dates to Remember October 30, 2020: Abstract Submissions Due November 30, 2020: Notification of Abstract Acceptance May 31, 2021: Full Submission Due June 30, 2021: Notification of Required Edits July 31, 2021: Final Submissions Due Fall 2021: Pre-order Announcement Questions as you consider submitting an entry are; Is rebranding racist trademarks enough? What does decolonizing design mean to you? How can we actually decolonize the field of design? How do we dismantle the hegemony in design curriculum and industry? Are we staying true to our design roots in social commentary? Can the recent momentum around racial justice be used by designers to also champion equity for other underinvested groups? How has the Black Lives Matter movement impacted the field of design and design education? How can we participate in and increase that level of diversity in the design field? How do we expand the canon of design? How do or should graphic communication designers engage with and change the broader social, economic, and political circumstances? How do we address cultural colonialism, systemization and appropriation? How do we counter misdirections and falsehoods through illuminating meaning, knowledge, and facts? Contact the journal curators at info@stateofblackdesign.com. #StateOfBlackDesign
  13. We are currently working on a research project with colleagues from Clemson University. We are specifically interested in looking at the experience of Industry Expert Adjuncts (IEA) including their reasons for teaching, the type of teaching support they receive, as well as how the pandemic has impacted their teaching experience. We define IEA’s as an adjunct faculty member who, in addition to teaching, works full time in the industry they teach in. Thank you so much for helping us distribute our survey. We will be sure to share our outcomes when we complete the research. We have included a message you can send directly to your IEAs to save time. Abby Guido Assistant Professor of Graphic and Interactive Design Dr. Erica Walker Assistant Professor, Graphic Communications Dr. D. Matthew Boyer Research Associate Professor of Engineering & Science Education For IEAs Hello, You are receiving this message because you have been identified as an Industry Expert Adjunct (IEA). We define IEA’s as an adjunct faculty member who, in addition to teaching, works full time in the industry in which they teach. A group of researchers from Clemson University and Temple University are exploring topics centered around IEA’s and would really appreciate your help. Below you will find a link to a survey that shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete. It covers a variety of topics including your motivation for teaching, the type of teaching support you receive, as well as how the pandemic has impacted your teaching experience. The link to the survey is here: https://clemson.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cMDeNmetHsM3iBf Thank you so much for taking the time to contribute your responses, it is really appreciated. Please kindly complete the survey in the next two weeks.
  14. CAA 2021 CFP // Digital Resistance: Emerging Technologies as Tools for Design Activism College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference February 10-13, 2021 SESSION TITLE Digital Resistance: Emerging Technologies as Tools for Design Activism DESCRIPTION Emerging technologies, including augmented reality, virtual reality, machine learning, and the internet of things, are quickly expanding as vehicles for design that bridge digital technology with physical experiences. Their value is regularly exploited for commercial purposes, in which digital processes are utilized to enhance the physical consumer experience and amplify brand loyalty. However, such powerful tools for design hold potential for social impact as well. Immersive digital experiences are utilized as tools for social innovation, community organizing, empathy, visualizing a more equitable world, or inserting marginalized people into spaces from which they have traditionally been excluded or erased. This panel explores the possibilities of emerging technologies for resistance, activism, and social design. Today, designers, artists, and activists leverage the power of emerging technologies by bridging digital forms of resistance with lived experiences of oppression. What opportunities might digital experiences, embedded within social and physical spaces, provide for addressing lived experiences of injustice, inequity, and oppression? How are traditional methods for social design being applied and expanded in digital spaces? What are the ethical considerations and potential for harm that these new technologies present? As designers and artists continue to explore new digital tools and processes, they are also increasingly expected to be held accountable for the social, political and environmental impact of their interventions. By capitalizing on the affordances of emerging technologies, they can design outcomes that address issues of systemic inequity and oppression to bridge gaps not only in our individual experiences but also in our shared humanity. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES https://caa.confex.com/caa/2021/webprogrampreliminary/meeting.html DEADLINE Sept. 16, 2020 Please send proposals directly to session chairs. CHAIRS Ali Place, University of Arkansas - aplace@uark.edu Kathy Mueller, Temple University - kmueller@temple.edu
  15. https://rgdhub.wufoo.com/forms/design-educators-conference-call-for-abstracts RGD is pleased to announce the return of our Design Educators Conference as a 3-day event taking place virtually October 21 to 23. The Conference has 5 themes: Empower [the learners]: How do you empower students to become active learners? How do we train and create an ecosystem of resilience? Embrace [the classroom]: What does the future classroom look like? What are the methodologies, technology and/or practices we need to embrace to move forward? Expand [the experience]: How do we decide who and what to include in the experience of design education? Engage [with external participation]: How does design education engage with society, with our student’s lives, with the industry at large? Equity [within all spaces]: How can we better integrate inclusion, accessibility, and equal opportunities for all students and participants in education? The Conference will consist of: 2-3 Keynote Sessions (60 minutes each) 5 Themed Sessions (60 minutes each with 3 20-minute Presentations) 6-12 Roundtable Sessions (60 minutes of discussion each, some with 1 presentation of 5 to 20 minutes with facilitated discussion) Slack Workspace for discussion amongst attendees. Call for Abstracts RGD welcomes submissions from educators and industry professionals from around the world that address any of these themes from a variety of perspectives. Selected presenters will receive a complimentary pass to the Conference. Abstracts will be reviewed by an Abstract Review Panel. Selected presenters will be notified by October 1 if their proposals are selected for inclusion in the Conference. Following the Conference, select presenters will be asked to contribute to a PDF publication of the Conference proceedings. See the 2015 publication here. Deadline for submissions: September 4, 2020 Submit here. Please send questions to education@rgd.ca.
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