Assistant/Associate Professor, Graphic Design

University of Dayton in Ohio

Deadline January 03, 2014
Date Posted November 24, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


Required Qualifications: MFA in Graphic Design or Visual Communication Design or an equivalent design degree (MFA, MSD, MGD, PhD); fluency in relevant digital tools for print and electronic media; ability to incorporate conventional and emerging technology and methodology relevant to the field; demonstrated knowledge of contemporary design practice, theory, and history; evidence of a strong design research agenda (Assistant Professor level) or proven record of excellence in design research (Associate Professor level), and potential for excellence in teaching (Assistant level) or proven record of excellence teaching multiple levels of design at a university or college (Associate level).  Candidates for rank of Associate Professor must meet Department of Visual Arts criteria for promotion to associate professor.



Preferred Qualifications: Professional experience in graphic design, command of contemporary design discourse and critical thinking; an established knowledge of communication design including typography, image making, technology, and emerging concepts and media; expertise in design methodology, design thinking, and design research; a broad understanding of the role of design in society, culture, business, and entrepreneurship; demonstrate a vision for the future of design education; interest in assuming an active role in curriculum development; commitment to quality education with a student-centered philosophy; commitment to socially and culturally diverse communities; experience mentoring and working with students from diverse backgrounds; ability to work as a team member.


Responsibilities include: 1) teach 3 courses a term; 2) teach undergraduate design studio and seminar courses from introductory through advanced levels; 3) work with the graphic design area and departmental faculty to provide academic leadership and administrative oversight; 4) provide departmental service 5) maintain a strong professional research agenda 6) advise and mentor students within the major.


Start date: August 16, 2014.


To apply: ALL APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON HUMAN RESOURCES WEB SITE ( by January 03, 2014. Electronic applications should include a letter expressing interest in this position that describes qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of (or potential for) teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, and sample syllabi (if available).  In addition, applicants should provide links to an on-line portfolio of recent creative work, student work (if available), and printed matter (if relevant). If desired, hard copy materials (CD/DVD's, videos, printed matter, etc.) may be sent to:


                                                Graphic Design Search Committee

                        Department of Visual Arts

                        University of Dayton

                        300 College Park

                                    Dayton, OH  45469-2923


For more information, call the Department of Visual Arts at 937-229-3237 or email


The Department of Visual Arts offers a BFA in art education, fine arts studio, photography, and graphic design and a BA in art history and visual arts. We focus on the development of skills and processes, concepts and contexts, critical thinking, and professional applications.  We have an outstanding record of student success in all fields within the visual arts. Visit us at:


The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research University. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.


To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices.  We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, people with disabilities and veterans.




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