SIGD at Auburn University invites candidates to apply for a two-year (nine-month/two semester each) non-tenure track visiting position for an appointment in the Graphic Design Program commencing August 2023. Candidates should specialize in teaching freshman-level 2-D and 3-D fundamentals that emphasize formal elements and principles of design and would be responsible for teaching first-year courses to pre-graphic design students within a professional degree program. Ability to teach drawing is a plus.
Responsibilities of the appointment are broken down a follows: 70% for teaching, 25% for research and scholarly related activity, and 5% for service. The teaching load consists of two design studios plus participation on a senior thesis committee per semester (4 semester appointment), subject to enrollment demand and or institution policy. Candidates are expected to continue and/or develop an active program of scholarly, creative practice and funded research within the discipline that aligns with the SIGD / CADC and AU strategic plans.
Candidates must hold an M.F.A. in Graphic Design or related discipline from an accredited institution at the time employment begins. Previous teaching experience in a post-secondary education environment and/or professional experience is desired. Recent M.F.A. graduates are also encouraged to apply.
The GDES program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the academic community’s diversity and excellence through their teaching, funded research/creative scholarship, and service. Excellent interpersonal skills are required.
Desired candidates should have the ability to teach a variety of foundation graphic design studios and related courses, and demonstrate evidence of developing and maintaining funded research, scholarship or creative scholarship that has the potential to secure external funding and/or yield visibility and prestige to the program through publications, exhibitions, fellowships, etc.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Required submission materials include:
1) A letter of interest that identifies an area of teaching specialization and scholarly plan
2) A curriculum vitae
3) A statement of teaching philosophy
4) Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references
5) A pdf with 20 examples of professional work, creative work, and/or research (/pdf, which may include a link to an online digital reel for animation or motion graphics)
6) A pdf with examples of prior teaching experience if possible (/pdf, which may include a link to an online digital reel for animation or motion graphics)
7) A pdf with three-to-five Student/Teacher/Course Evaluations per course selected from up to three courses
Apply online at: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/37907
Any communication about this position should be sent to:
Graphic Design Faculty Search
School of Industrial and Graphic Design
207 Wallace Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
Review of applications shall begin June 15th 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time this position is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.