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Design Faculty (Visual Communication/Graphic)

Apply now Job no: 492423
Work type: Faculty, Full-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Faculty

Job Title: Design Faculty (Visual Communication/Graphic)

Reporting Relationship: This position reports directly to the Division Chair.

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Art

Campus Location: Beard Art Center

Summary of Position:    The Division of Art + Design at Indiana Wesleyan University seeks a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Design (Visual Communication/Graphic) to join a passionate cohort of art and design educators who aim to provide quality instruction in the field while remaining faithful to the university’s mission of Christ-centered learning.

The practice of design at Indiana Wesleyan University equips students to become conscientious designers with a robust skillset. The ideal candidate will be able to teach a variety of visual communication- and graphic design-related courses, such as typography, branding, identity design, service and research design and history of design.

Pending funding, start date will be Spring 2022.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Applicants must have the ability and experience to teach all levels of undergraduate design courses. The successful candidate will teach 3-4 courses per semester (12 credit hours), and will be expected to mentor students in the design program, guide students through mid-point review, advise on senior thesis projects, and oversee curriculum for new and existing design programs.

  • Additional duties include supervision of student interns working within our in-house design studio, The Foundry.

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.

Education

• Candidates will ideally have a terminal degree, preferably an MFA or MDES in the field of visual communication design, graphic design, or a related design field. A BA or BFA degree in art or design is required.

Experience

• The ideal candidate will possess a strong record of teaching, scholarship, service, and dedication to the ideals of liberal learning, and an educational philosophy based on the centrality of Jesus Christ and the integration of faith and learning.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

Required Skills

• Qualified applicants are expected to present detailed materials of accomplishments in design practice and teaching experience.
• Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, example syllabi (if applicable), portfolio including evidence of professional/scholarly research practice along with student work examples (if applicable).

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER

As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

 

 

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