Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design
Assistant Professor of Art and Design in Visual Communication Design
Full-Time and Tenure Track
Preferred start date – August 2019
Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Eligible for health benefits, retirement and life insurance. Information about Purdue University benefits found at www.purdue.edu/hr/benefits
Teach up to four undergraduate and/or graduate classes per academic year in the Visual and Communications Design program that may include the following: typography, branding, and digital communication (UX design, interactive media, and motion graphics). The position requires participation in usual departmental activities and to serve on departmental and university committees as assigned.
Terminal degree (MFA, PhD.) required in Visual Communication Design or related fields, such as Graphic Design, Interaction Design, and UX Design. Demonstrated professional or research practice. Preferred qualifications include prior university teaching, curriculum development, interdisciplinary collaboration, and industry partnerships.
The Visual Communication Design program is composed of four faculty members with a wide range of expertise and offers a four-year undergraduate BFA degree and a MFA at the graduate level. The program is accredited by NASAD. The Department of Art and Design offers undergraduate concentrations, majors, and minors in seven art and design areas. The Masters of Fine Arts degree is offered in all areas except Art History and Art Education. The Department of Art and Design consistently educates approximately 350 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students. To learn more about the VCD program, go to: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/rueffschool/ad/vcd/
SchoolThe Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance, one of ten departments/schools in the College of Liberal Arts, includes the Departments of Art and Design and Theatre along with the Divisions of Music and Dance. Design, Art, and Performance has over 450 undergraduate majors, 55 graduate students, and 47 continuing faculty. To learn more, go to: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/rueffschool
Purdue University's Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Send 1) letter of application, 2) design and teaching philosophy, including diversity statement, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) transcripts, 5) three current letters of recommendation addressing candidate's design and teaching potential, 6) Digital portfolio (include up to twenty (20) samples of graduate and professional work and a corresponding list with the titles, dates, and other pertinent information (e.g., hyperlinks to your videos, motion graphics, interaction, and web designs; link to personal website, if available). If applicable, 7) include samples of student works in a single PDF document and a corresponding list of works and related information (courses, titles, URLs, dates).
Submit all materials digitally to:
Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance
Preferential deadline is 12/2/2018 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Posted Oct 2, 2018.
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DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN
Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts
552 W. Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 494.8662
Fax: (765) 496.2076
The Visual Communications program at Purdue University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
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