The successful applicant must have a record of or potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. The candidate must be able to teach a wide range of undergraduate graphic design courses with the ability to teach both print and digital mediums, ranging from the 2000-level to the 4000-level. Applicants must be proficient in current industry software applications. Candidates with experience with motion graphics / motion design software, as well as web prototyping or interactive design applications may be given higher consideration.
Candidates should have strong professional and student portfolios, an understanding of design history and theory, the aptitude to articulate design ideas through professional practice and personal research, and an interest in community and department service. Candidates with design industry experience may be given higher consideration. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
MFA degree in Graphic Design or related field from an accredited institution
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, design philosophy, diversity statement, unofficial transcripts, personal creative portfolio (either a single PDF or a document with the URL to link to the portfolio) and a student work portfolio (either a single PDF or document with the URL to link to the portfolio). Applicants will be asked for the names and email addresses of three references in the application process. References will be contacted to upload the letter of reference directly. Application materials will only be accepted through the online application system (mailed or emailed applications will not be considered.)
Inquiries should be directed to Kimberly Parker, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
School/College & Department/Program Summary
The Department of Art and Art History at Oakland University has over 350 students in BA programs in Art History, Studio Art, and Graphic Design.
Oakland University Standard Language
Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.