Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
FIorida Atlantic University (FAU) Department of Visual Arts & Art History (Broward Campuses) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Graphic Design at the level of Assistant Professor, starting August 2019.
The successful candidate must be committed to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring. The teaching load is five courses per academic year. A strong interest in cross-disciplinary collaboration is welcomed as well as the willingness and ability to seek external research funding. Additional responsibilities include oversight of facilities, active engagement in the shared responsibilities of departmental service and faculty governance, and service to the university and community.
About the Department:
The Department of Visual Arts and Art History, an integral component of the School of the Arts at Florida Atlantic University, provides students with a forum that actively engages and expands their creative and scholarly abilities within the context of a disciplinary and interdisciplinary setting. The program is devoted to offering a diverse curriculum dedicated to educating designers, artists, and art historians. There are more than 800 majors currently enrolled, making it one of the largest art programs in the state of Florida.
It attracts both national and international students, who study alongside more than 20 full-time faculty and active artists, whose areas of expertise include Art History, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Printmaking, Digital Imaging and Graphic Design. The FAU Broward campuses host upper division and the MFA Graphic Design curriculum as well as the upper division programs in Communications Multimedia and Architecture.
About the Community:
Broward county is the geographic center of the major metropolitan area stretching from Miami to Palm Beach. The area is home to a diverse, international population and an active creative community. Three international airports, numerous art museums including 2 design museums, serve the region. The area offers an outstanding quality of life, highlighted by a semi-tropical climate with over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, rich natural beauty, an international art scene highlighted by Art Basel-Miami, and array of cultural, entertainment and educational amenities. Industries in the area include tourism, marine, manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, high technology, avionics/aerospace, film and television production.
Master of Fine Arts from an accredited institution or other terminal degree in graphic design, visual communication, digital media, or interaction design required by time of application.
Must have an accomplished portfolio of design work.
Demonstrated teaching and professional experience in the following areas: interactive design, design theory, visual design principles, and typography required.
Must have a developing record of creative research.
All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Assistant Professor on the Office of Human Resources’ job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, CV (including record of exhibitions, projects, publications and contact information), statement of creative practice, statement of teaching philosophy, 20 images of candidate’s work, 10-20 students’ work, if available, names and contact information for three recommenders and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.
A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.
For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now REQ04711.
Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.
FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.