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.
This position reports directly to the Division Chair.
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.
Supervision of student design interns.
According to Indiana Wesleyan University’s employment policy, all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.
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.
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.
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
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and maintaining a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the University affords equal opportunity to all employees and prospective employees without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
These have access to all the rights, privileges, and programs generally made available to employees at the University. It does not discriminate in the administration of its policies, programs, nor during any phase of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment.
As an educational institution operating under The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University reserves and exercises its privileges under applicable law to prefer employees on the basis of religion and who are best suited to its religious purpose.
Indiana Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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