Graphic Design Faculty (Full-Time Lecturer)
Klein Family School of Communications Design, Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences
University of Baltimore
Vacancy Number 301043
Faculty position with benefits package
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
Position is open until filled, electronic applications are required, and applications received by February 17, 2020 will receive priority consideration. Before applying, please save all of the documents the academic team requires so they can be attached to your application before it's submitted. Document requirements are shown below.
The Klein Family School of Communications Design (KFSCD) invites applications for the position in Interactive and Graphic Design. The position is a full-time, renewable contract appointment, 9.5-month instructional faculty position, with a 4/4 teaching load, beginning August 2020 (contingent on final budgetary approval). The position carries the possibility for promotion.
We seek a student-oriented colleague with a demonstrated commitment to collaboration across programs and an ability to teach all levels of graduate and undergraduate design courses. The successful candidate will teach primarily in interactive and digital design and will have a full knowledge of graphic design history and theory. The position requires professional accomplishments and evidence of teaching ability in both theory and process appropriate for classroom and online instruction at all levels. Candidates must also demonstrate an awareness of current industry trends in the design field and the desire to explore new developments both theoretically and in practice.
Faculty members in KFSCD contribute to program and curriculum development, serve on MFA thesis committees, maintain a professional practice or creative/research agenda, and participate in university service and other areas of faculty responsibility. UB offers classes daytime, evening and weekend; both face-to-face and in various types of online environments (fully online, hybrid, synchronous, a-synchronous); and in two locations – at our main Baltimore campus and at our University of Shady Grove location in Rockville, MD. We define a successful candidate as someone who will be flexible with regard to all these teaching possibilities.
Four innovative programs in KFSCD offer design classes: the MFA in Integrated Design, the MA in Integrated Design, MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts, and the BA in Digital Communication. The School’s interdisciplinary faculty are continually developing new ways of approaching and teaching design. KFSCD is an innovative and dynamic environment in touch with the current marketplace, with a mission of helping students become accomplished professionals. Our programs all rely heavily on digital design, and programs in other divisions link to this curriculum as well.
We invite you to visit our website for more information about the College of Arts and Sciences and the Klein Family School of Communications Design at http://www.ubalt.edu/cas/about-the-college/schools-and-divisions/school-of-communications-design/index.cfm.
The University of Baltimore is an urban campus with a large population of non-traditional students. We prepare our alums for careers in a wide variety of professions. We have a low student-teacher ratio, with students receiving a high level of faculty interaction. UB is a member of the University System of Maryland. We are located in mid-town Baltimore bordering the Mt. Vernon cultural district, Station North Arts District, and the world-class Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. We are convenient to Baltimore public transportation and a block from Baltimore’s Penn station with easy access to commuter rail and Amtrak.
Required: Candidates must hold a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) in Graphic Design or related field, and have higher education teaching experience, a strong portfolio, and the willingness to work collaboratively.
Preferred: Candidates with
• Strong skills in
o interaction design,
o digital design,
o motion graphics,
o graphic design,
• creative engagement in design research and professional work;
• knowledge of contemporary design issues, design theory, and design history; and
• demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
Electronic applications are required and the academic selection team requires the following documents. Before submitting your application, save these PDF (preferred format) or Word documents:
2. cover letter (CV, cover letter, or both must show a URL for the candidate’s portfolio site)
3. names and contact information for three professional references
4. statement about teaching experience
Visit http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1492 to access our electronic application and apply.
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