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[JOB, TEACHING] Graphic Design Faculty, Appalachian State University

Department of Art, A ppalachian State University

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

The Department of Art at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position in Graphic Design at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2015.

We are seeking a colleague who is knowledgeable about contemporary art and design issues and interested in extending the practice of design beyond traditional boundaries. The BFA Graphic Design program is strongly rooted in design process, typography, visual systems and design thinking. Our goal is to produce designers with a strong, personal voice who can practice design in a variety of settings, navigate increasingly complex design problems, and contribute to positive social change.

Candidates are expected to teach three courses per semester, which will include all areas of graphic design, and may include, based upon the successful candidates skills and interests, studio art, foundations, drawing, digital media, general education, or other related areas.

We are interested in a colleague who is forward-thinking and willing to bridge design and studio art. Professional experience in the field and within interdisciplinary contexts is also desirable.

Responsibilities include an active program of scholarship and creative activities, student advisement, curriculum development, and possible online instruction and/or instruction at off-campus sites. University and professional service is expected.

Minimum qualifications for this position are:

» A terminal degree in graphic design, visual communication design, interactive design or equivalent

» Experience with design solutions for print, interactive and emerging media

» Proficiency with technologies relevant to graphic design and digital media (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud.)

» Two years or more college-level teaching experience is preferred

Applications will only be accepted digitally. Please submit the application in three PDF files.

PDF 1 includes:

» Letter of application

» CV

» Contact information for three references

» Teaching philosophy

» Examples of relevant course syllabi (up to three, if available)

» Unofficial graduate transcripts PDF 2 includes:

» 20 samples of personal work

» Annotated index of works stating the media, design objectives, and date

PDF 3 includes:

» 20 samples of student work (if available)

» Annotated index of works stating the media, design objectives, and date

Please name files using the following format:

» lastname_applicationdocs.pdf

» lastname_personalwork.pdf

» lastname_studentwork.pdf

Send applications to (subject line: “last name_Graphic Design Search”). Please limit PDF files to 10mb each. Initial review of complete applications will begin January 5, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 17,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. The Art Department is NASAD-accredited and has 26 full-time faculty members, nearly 500 undergraduate majors and offers degrees in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Art History, Art Management, and Art Education. Additional information about the Art Department, the university, and the surrounding area is located at:

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact search committee chair, Mark Nystrom at Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Finalists will be required to furnish official transcripts of terminal degree.