The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) is seeking a qualified candidate for a new faculty member to teach in the Communication Design area in its Bachelor of Fine Arts program. The college has been growing rapidly over the past 6 years and is looking to bring on an additional faculty member to be a part of our growing team of outstanding educators and leaders who are working to create and deliver a curriculum that prepares students to be cutting-edge design thinkers and practitioners.
Teaching at MIAD is learning-centered and student-focused. It requires a clear commitment to working closely with undergraduate art and design students by integrating studio learning, critical discourse, exhibition of work, and writing. This position will begin in Fall 2022. Teaching duties are nine (9) credit hours of studio-based courses per semester as well as academic advising and committee involvement. We are looking for candidates who will foster program excellence, develop curriculum, and advance the interests of the Communication Design area. Salary and rank will be determined by candidate’s teaching and professional experience.
MFA in Communication/Graphic Design or a BFA and at least 5 years of full-time experience working as a professional designer.
Strong record of professional design practice.
A minimum of 2 years teaching Communication/Graphic Design at the college level.
Documented experience with course development.
Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite.
Experience with print and digital production techniques.
Ability to teach at all levels of curriculum from freshman to senior-level.
Evidence of working successfully in a collaborative team approach to teaching.
Understanding of, and support for, a consistently delivered curriculum.
Significant passion and interest in typography, basic design, advertising, brand/identity, package design, and/or UI/UX/Interactive design.
As an accredited, nonprofit college, MIAD provides a transformative Bachelor of Fine Arts education that prepares students of diverse backgrounds for fulfilling and financially rewarding careers. MIAD fosters innovative and entrepreneurial thinking that benefits our students and our corporate and nonprofit partners. MIAD is proud to serve students of all backgrounds and recognizes our opportunity to advance equity and inclusion. Under the direction of our inaugural Director of Equity and Inclusion and with input from community partners, MIAD developed a Three-year Equity and Inclusion Action Plan.
MIAD enrolls 920 students and employs 200+ faculty and staff. The college’s nationally ranked programs include Communication Design and Industrial (product) Design, in addition to Illustration, Interior Architecture and Design, New Studio Practice: Fine Arts and 18 academic minors. MIAD has been named a Top Design School by Graphic Design USA for five consecutive years.
MIAD brings robust career pathways and college-readiness experiences to high school youth and provides cultural experiences and programming to the Greater Milwaukee community. Companies that have hired MIAD interns a...nd graduates include Delta Faucet, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, GE Healthcare, Google, Kohler Company, Kohl’s Corporation, Milwaukee Tool, NASA and Nike.
This 45-year old college is central to the development of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, which was named one of America’s Top 12 ArtPlaces. The Historic Third Ward is Milwaukee’s most desirable downtown neighborhood, with Lake Michigan as our backyard and walkable distances to dozens of restaurants, galleries and boutiques. miad.edu
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