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Visiting Assistant Professor of Art–Graphic Design

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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

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial) 
  4. Diversity Statement
  5. Teaching Philosophy
  6. Work Sample
  7. Design Philosophy
  8. Student Work Sample
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