The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is conducting a search for an Assistant Professor, tenure track, in interactive design and data visualization. Specifically, we are seeking applications from candidates who possess an understanding of the critical, historical and theoretical aspects of graphic design as well as an awareness of the ways in which traditional approaches to the discipline are evolving. The ideal candidate will be able to apply this understanding to areas such as UI/UX, motion graphics, interactive design, experiential design, data visualization, mobile applications and/or other emergent technologies for graphic designers, as demonstrated by their creative portfolio. The candidate should be especially sensitive to the ways in which these areas can enhance community and culture through storytelling.
The successful candidate will demonstrate an exceptional approach to their own creative research, developing and maintaining a national and international reputation through projects, writings, lectures, and other creative outlets. The selected candidate will also have a fundamental role in shaping the future of studio art and graphic design at UMKC and its relationship to the university, and the local/global design community. They will be expected to participate in developing a new curriculum around contemporary design and digital media, and enhancing client-based experiential learning in interdisciplinary settings.
An MFA degree in a related field is required. Prior teaching experience at the college levels is helpful but not essential.
Application materials must be submitted online at https://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/. The job listing is #66008. For full consideration, submit your application by February 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Please upload a letter of interest addressing qualifications and teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, a list of three academic and/or professional references with full contact information, and a portfolio documenting creative, academic, and/or professional experience. Please note that the maximum file size is 11MB for each document.
Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Barry Anderson, at firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Missouri-Kansas City