Herron School of Art and Design is seeking candidates for a faculty position as a tenure track Assistant Professor or Lecturer with substantial experience in one or more of the following areas: 2d and/or 3d illustration, design, drawing, digital media, motion graphics, information design, and/or book arts. The position will begin August, 2019. The candidate should have the ability to teach Illustration/Drawing/Digital Media as a creative and integrative art practice and should be able to contribute to shared or intersecting areas of expertise in other areas of the school and campus.
Herron views Illustration as an evolving creative practice of Imaging that transcends disciplinary boundaries and is broadly defined by purpose rather than by media. Students in the program employ many of the same tools used in Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Design, and other disciplines as well as an increasing array of digital and time-based media as they create content with the intent of conveying specific meanings and messages. Emerging areas include, among others: animation; narrative and visual-sequential storytelling; and technical illustration.
Minimum qualification for Tenure Track position:
- Terminal degree in a relevant field in hand prior to the start of the appointment
- College level teaching experience or professional experience directly relevant to the position
- Substantial experience in one or more of the following areas: drawing; 2-D and/or 3-D illustration; design; motion graphics; information graphics
- Commitment to teaching undergraduate students
- Maintaining an ongoing creative and/or professional practice
Minimum qualification for Lecturer position:
- Terminal degree in a relevant field prior to the start of the appointment
- Some teaching experience such as Graduate teaching relevant to the position
- Experience in one or more of the following areas: drawing; 2-D and/or 3-D illustration; design; motion graphics; information graphics
- Commitment to teaching undergraduate students
- Potential for creative and/or professional practice
- Ability to teach illustration as a creative and integrative practice that spans multiple media, at graduate and undergraduate levels
- Interest in contributing to shared or intersecting areas of practice throughout the Herron School of Art and Design and the IUPUI campus
- Teaching experience beyond teaching assistantships
- Established record of exhibitions, publications, commissioned or contracted work, professional design work, or professional-level applications of art or design in non-traditional settings
- Solid understanding of the history of illustration/Imaging and a clear vision of the role of illustration in current industry applications or fields.
- Experience with civic engagement or potential for working with organizations or contexts beyond the academic institution
- Commitment to equity and inclusion in the classroom and in co-curricular settings
About Herron School of Art and Design and IUPUI:
Herron School of Art and Design is the premier accredited professional art and design school in the state of Indiana. Our history is unique: a 115-year old professional art school, Herron joined Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 1969. IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus. With 30,000 students, IUPUI is a leader in progressive, socially-responsive community engagement. Herron’s Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life excels in connecting Herron faculty and students with a wide array of regional and community partners. With over 50 full-time faculty and technicians in four academic departments, Herron serves 800+ art and design majors in eleven undergraduate and three graduate programs. In 2005, Herron moved to a new 170,000 square foot, state of the art building located on the IUPUI campus and adjacent to the museums of White River State Park, half a mile from the heart of Downtown Indianapolis. For more information about Herron School of Art and Design visit http://www.herron.iupui
Indianapolis, the third most populous city in the American Midwest, is a metropolitan area of two million people with a vital and growing cultural community. The campus has earned national recognition as a model for urban higher education in the twenty-first century, committed to serving the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students. For more information about IUPUI, visit http://www.iupui.edu
Application Deadline: 12/31/18
Submit application materials at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6991
You will be asked to create an account, and then complete the application that is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents.
Required Documents: convert all Word documents into pdf format before uploading.
- Cover letter: stating interest and qualifications
- Curriculum vitae
- Brief statement of research focus and activities
- Brief statement of teaching philosophy
- Sample of research/creative activity (images and/or published work)
- Sample of student work
- Names and contact information for three references
Applications received by 12/31/18 will receive priority review. Position will remain open until filled. The position will begin August 1, 2019. Salary is based on experience; IU offers competitive benefits, information about which can be viewed at http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/index.html.