Job Information

  • Overview:

    Northern Illinois University's School of Art and Design seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor of Visual Communications/Graphic Design for the 2016-2017 academic year. This position will be responsible for teaching visual communications at undergraduate and graduate levels.

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  • Location: DeKalb, IL

Job Requirements

  • Job Description:

    Teaching Visual Communication at undergraduate and graduate levels. Maintaining an ongoing record of research and artistry. Performing professional and university service. Participating in program and curricular development, including the development of the graduate program in Visual Communication.

    M.F.A. or M.S. in Graphic Design or equivalent. Must have degree completed by May 2016. Emerging or continuing record of Design scholarship and/or evidence of professional practice and client base. Ability to work effectively with students, serve on graduate advisory committees, and share responsibility for all aspects of the Visual Communication program.

    College level teaching experience and practice in the profession. Leadership skills, ability to develop internal and external partnerships. We seek a creative colleague who will help us to build an innovative, forward thinking program. A candidate who fosters work in a creative environment, challenges students, advocates for independent thinking, innovative and experimental work, while also preparing students for professional challenges and success with a high level of competency.

    Send cover letter, current curriculum vitae, artist/teaching statement, names and contact information for three references, 20 examples of personal work and 20 examples of student work, samples of syllabi, and project assignments in a standard file format (PDF, html). These may be provided on a USB flash drive; or a URL for a website which has this information available for viewing and download; or a shared online storage service with access provided, or files emailed to the person noted below. A SASE for return of any physical supplied media if desired to have it returned the contact information below.

    The School of Art and Design, with a faculty of 35 artists, designers, and scholars, several part- and full time instructors, and an enrollment of 425 undergraduate and 75 graduate students, is one of the best and most comprehensive public university art schools in the United States, with a nationally established reputation in a number of fields. Offering degrees in Art and Art History (B.A., M.A.); Art and Design Education (B.S. Ed., M.S., Ph.D.); Design and Media Arts (B.F.A., M.F.A.) and Studio Art (B.F.A., M.F.A.). Members of the School of Art and Design work closely with interdisciplinary centers on campus, including the Center for Burma studies, and are partners in the multi-college Certificate of Graduate Study in Museum Studies. Together with the NIU Art Museum, the School of Art and Design offers a diverse program of exhibitions in several gallery spaces.

    The long-standing quality of the School of Art and Design's programs, its affiliation with a major university, its location 65 miles west of Chicago, and the competitiveness of its educational costs make Northern Illinois University's program in the visual arts one of the best education values for art students. The School of Art and Design has been a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) since 1969.

    Review of applications will begin February 22, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received prior to February 22, 2016.

    Northern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to diversity. Pre-employment background check and verification of eligibility to work in the United States is required. Minority candidates and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Company Information

  • Northern Illinois University
    NIU School of Art and Design
    DeKalb IL 60115-2883

Contact Information

  • Visual Communication Search Committee
    Phone: (815) 753-7852