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University of Houston: Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

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Assistant Professor - Graphic Design - (FAC000888) 

Organization : H0083 Art 

Salary Commensurate with Experience  

Description: University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

The Graphic Design Program at the University of Houston invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor to begin fall 2019. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate population.

The graphic design faculty work closely with a tight-knit cohort of MFA and BFA students by merging the personal with the collaborative; acknowledging the influence of history within contemporary innovation; and understanding the power of information when it is communicated through storytelling. Our goal is to produce flexible and adaptable designers ready to contribute to positive social change.

We seek a colleague who has a thorough understanding of the implications of design practice in relationship to broader social, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological forces; has the ability to inspire students and to help them develop skills necessary for the translation of meaningful ideas into innovative and actionable solutions to real world problems; and can assist with the development and support of the program’s relationships with external partnerships, and non-profit institutions.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include developing curriculum, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students, maintaining an ongoing record of design research and/or critical practice, sharing responsibility for all aspects of the Graphic Design program and serving on committees at the School, College and University levels.

Required Application Documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • List of three professional references with contact information
  • Portfolio of design research 
  • Portfolio of work by students

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Qualifications: 

MFA or MDes in Graphic Design or the equivalent; college level teaching experience in a BFA graphic design program (minimum one year); and demonstrated record of professional design research and/or critical practice.

  Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.  

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Unofficial Transcripts, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Portfolio  

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