Job Description Summary
SIGD at Auburn University invites candidates to apply for a tenure track Assistant / Associate Professor position, appointment based on experience, with teaching responsibilities in existing graphic design studios and a specialized topic area, commencing Spring / Fall 2022. We are interested in candidates who can play a vital role as our Graphic Design Program evolves, preparing students for both the traditional print environment and the new demands of emerging digital technologies.
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.
Tenure-track faculty assignment of responsibilities is broken down as follows: 70% for teaching, 25% for research and scholarly related activity, and 5% for service. The teaching load consists of 2 design studios plus participation on a senior thesis committee per semester, subject to enrollment demand and or institutional policy.
Candidates must hold an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from an accredited institution or a terminal degree in a related field with a concentration in Graphic Design. Previous teaching experience in a post-secondary education environment and/or professional experience is preferred. 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 graphic design studios and related courses in a professional degree program, 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. Interest in pursuing or assisting in the development of a design-based PhD program is encouraged.
Preference will be given to interest areas of teaching and funded creative research related to traditional print media, including illustration and image-making.