Job Information

  • Overview:

    The School of Art at Illinois State University is seeking a full-time, 9 month, tenure-track assistant/associate professor of graphic design to begin August 16, 2017. Candidates should possess strong visual design skills, demonstrate a capacity for conducting original creative design and research, and have a background in creative practice or industry. The successful candidate will teach at all levels in the undergraduate graphic design sequence, with an emphasis in interactive digital design and time-based media.

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  • Starts On: Aug. 16, 2017, 9 a.m.

Job Requirements

  • Job Description:

    Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, continued engagement in professional research activities, and service to the university. Requirements include a completed (by start date) MFA in Graphic Design/Visual Communications, Master of Graphic Design or closely related field, evidence of innovative professional activity, and teaching experience. For teaching positions, state law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

    The graphic design sequence challenges students to demonstrate strong typographic and methodological skills, innovative conceptual thinking, and design research for both print and interactive digital projects. Therefore, applicants should demonstrate excellent teaching and creative skills in traditional design, typography, motion graphics and emerging digital media. The candidate will join our faculty prepared with innovative ideas to further integrate digital interactive tools and concepts into our design curriculum.

    Faculty in the graphic design program enjoy small class sizes, closely engaging with students to develop fully considered and excellent work. In addition to an active internship program, our graphic design students have the opportunity to participate in “Design Streak” a pre-professional student organization offering graphic design services to small businesses, organizations, and institutions throughout central Illinois.

    Illinois State University is located within two hours of Chicago and three hours from St. Louis. Many of our faculty are professionally engaged in both communities. Illinois State University is ranked as "one of the best public universities in the nation" by US News and World report and named a "great college to work for" by The Chronicle of Higher Education. We're proud to foster a small college atmosphere with large university opportunities.

    Applications will be accepted until January 5, 2017 or until position filled. Please submit the following documents:

    -letter of application
    -curriculum vitae
    -statement of teaching philosophy
    -statement of creative research philosophy
    -names, email addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references
    -20 examples of personal work (interactive work can be shared through links)
    -10 examples of student work.

    To submit an application, please visit via posting number 0708699.

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Company Information

  • Illinois State University
    Normal IL

Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Phone: (309) 438-8311