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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Iowa State University

Date Posted Oct. 21, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
University Iowa State University
Ames, IA, United States
Department Graphic Design Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design


Appointment Type:

Job Description:
The Graphic Design Department in the College of Design at Iowa State University invites outstanding applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 16, 2023. We are seeking candidates to join our 16-person graphic design faculty and assist in advancing the department’s vision.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Applicants should demonstrate the ability to teach in undergraduate and graduate graphic design curricula, as well as the possibility of teaching in the College of Design's interdisciplinary programs. The successful candidate will have a strong spirit of collaboration and be committed to interdisciplinary teaching and dialogue and to working with diverse groups of faculty and students.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Fine Arts OR equivalent terminal degree in graphic design or a related field.

  • Evidence of teaching experience or professional practice.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of excellence in the establishment of an academic or professional career that shows promise of future development toward national or international recognition for scholarship in graphic design or related discipline.

  • Teaching, practice and/or scholarship expertise/specialization in one or more of the following areas: user interface (UI) design, user experience (UX) design, creative technology, data visualization, experiential design, interaction design, motion graphics, design process, design theory, design thinking, or other emerging specializations within the field.

Program Description:
The Department of Graphic Design is part of ISU’s College of Design, along with Departments of Architecture, Art and Visual Cultures, Community and Regional Planning, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture. The Department offers a NASAD accredited BFA in Graphic Design, an MA in Experiential Graphic Design, and an MFA in Graphic Design. The department enrolls over 250 undergraduate and over 25 graduate students, all of whom engage in both traditional and emerging technologies and are prepared to become leaders in the field of visual communication.

The College of Design is dedicated to all forms of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is committed to the expanded role of design as an agent of change in society. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples and is dedicated to supporting work-life balance through an array of flexible policies.

Department Unit/Website

By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission: education, research, extension, and outreach; we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. Through Innovate at Iowa State, we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University's Principles of Community.

Proposed Start Date:
August 16, 2023

Number of Months Employed Per Year:
09 Month Work Period

Time Type:
Full time

Application Instructions:
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2023.

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