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Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design
Arizona State University

  • Oct. 4, 2017
  • Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design
  • The Design School
  • Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ
    United States
  • Nov. 26, 2017
  • Aug. 16, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Art - General
    Communications/Information Systems
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The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level beginning fall 2018.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With nearly 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life.

The Design School is the largest and most comprehensive design school in the country. It plays prominent roles in design research, pedagogy and public engagement within the Herberger Institute, the University and the greater Phoenix community. Over the next year The Design School is embarking on an exciting ‘redesign’ process – building the next great American design school at the New American University, a school that is relevant, equitable and collaborative. The strategic planning process will engage the local community, country and world in defining what a design school in the future will look like. This position will join the School on that journey to help lead the field of design education into the future. Currently, the School has approximately 55 full-time faculty and 1,500 students enrolled in programs in architecture, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and visual communication design. The Design School faculty work on a variety of issues – from addressing the future of the Rio Salado in Metropolitan Phoenix and partnering with Google on increasing human satisfaction to working with communities across the globe to address critical issues of sustainability. In addition, the school’s curricula and research are grounded in its commitment to prepare the next generation of designers to engage in collaborative multi-disciplinary inquiry so that they may work productively within and beyond the boundaries of their respective disciplines.

The visual communication design program is accredited by the National Association of the Schools of Art and Design. The program has been in existence at Arizona State University under various names, colleges, schools and departments since the 1970’s. Graduates from the program primarily go into the profession to firms/companies in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix and various destinations in-between. The pursuit of the visual communication design program is to educate designers who are well grounded with form making skills and can think, analyze and apply their design expertise using traditional and new technologies to solve problems. The program also supports two broader graduate programs, the Master of Science in Design and the Doctor of Philosophy in Design, Environment and the Arts.

The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in the Bachelor of Science in Design in Visual Communication Design as well as the Master of Visual Communication Design program. The appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level studio courses and lecture/seminar courses, mentor graduate student thesis projects, advise student organizations, participate in service to the program, school, institute, university and pursue a research/creative activity agenda appropriate for visual communication design assistant professor tenure-track faculty.

  • Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at

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  • Chair, the Design School Visual Communication Design Search Committee, C/O Margaret Murphy-Tillis, E
    The Design School
    Arizona State University
    PO Box 871605
    Tempe, AZ 85287
  • 480 965 9588


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