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Assistant Professor (Graphic Design), Art

University of Nevada, Reno



University of Nevada, Reno

Assistant Professor (Graphic Design), Art


Department: Art

Department Web Address: http://www.unr.edu/art

Full Time Equivalent: 100%

Position Type: Academic Faculty

List Rank/Range(s):

Tenure Track: Tenure Track

Job Description:
The University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Art announces a tenure-track assistant professor position in Graphic Design to begin in the fall semester of 2017. The successful candidate must be able to build foundation and upper division courses in Graphic Design.

Duties will include building a new graphic design program; developing curriculum(s); directing, organizing and supervising the graphic design program. Additional responsibilities include student advising and departmental service.

Tenure-track faculty will be expected to maintain a 2/3 teaching load with additional contributions to BFA and MFA programs in the Art Department and the School of Journalism.

The Department of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno, currently offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs covering a range of fine art disciplines including art history, book arts, ceramics, digital media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and videography. The Department of Art provides a focused environment emphasizing critical perspectives and historical knowledge leading to an informed appreciation of the world's artistic heritage.

Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated record of working collaboratively across mediums. Model candidates must contribute to the department's culture of curricular innovation through progressive teaching practice and community engagement. Ideal candidates will have the facility to work with a diverse student body and an interest in mentoring undergraduate and graduate level students in the Art Department.

Diversity is central to the mission of the Art Department. Our faculty, staff, and students strive to foster an environment that is conducive to exploring, engaging, and expressing diverse perspectives and respectful of diverse identities.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates must have an MFA, MGD, MDes, DDes or PhD with a demonstrated record of professional accomplishments and a strong, active record in graphic design. Candidates must have one or more specialties that include interaction design, design thinking, social design, design theory, data visualization and user experience design. Candidates must demonstrate a thorough understanding of the history, contemporary practice, and theory of graphic design and their relationship with other media. Effective writing, communication and organizational abilities are essential. Candidates must be willing to work with a diverse student body and have an interest in mentoring undergraduate and graduate level students. Candidates must have significant expertise in digital technologies for design with a working knowledge of industry expectations and current trends. The candidate must also demonstrate knowledge of software pertinent to the field, including but not limited to Adobe Suite. Candidates must demonstrate effective writing, communication and organizational abilities. Candidates who use alternative software programs are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred candidates will have at least one year of teaching experience in graphic design at the university level, beyond graduate school. Experience in student advising, program coordination, curriculum development, committee work and other service is also beneficial. Preferred candidates will include graphic designers whose research and professional practice is rooted in graphic design and demonstrate a capacity for working across disciplines.

Contact Information for this Position: Professor Eunkang Koh, Search Chair 775.784.4066 [email protected]

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit letter of intent, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, three references including names, email addresses and phone numbers (no recommendation letters). Please also submit an example of a syllabus and a link to online portfolio that includes 20 images of professional work and 20 images of student work. Letter of intent must include how the applicant would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Job Open Date: 11/21/2016

Job Close Date: 12/31/2016

Open Until Filled: No

Search Number: 72289

Note to All Applicants: A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire. HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

To apply, visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.



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