Assistant/Associate Professor, Communication Design, College Of Daap

University Of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, Oh

Date listed

3 weeks ago

Employees

501-1000

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$372.5 billion

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Job description

Tenure-Track Faculty Appointment
Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication Design
Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for Communication Design faculty positions in the top-ranked Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor (rank/title commensurate with credentials).

The primary mission of the College of DAAP is the creation of a better cultural and design environment. The Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design’s role in advancing that mission is to prepare our approximately 700 undergraduate and graduate students to be responsible professional designers and citizens in a complex and evolving world. We achieve this through a distinctive, rigorous, carefully sequenced curriculum that includes a substantial cooperative education program component dating back 100 years. This curricular model, expressed in classrooms, research labs, and professional offices all over the world, integrates practice and theory. It inspires interdisciplinary projects, builds solid corporate partnerships, and contributes to our strength as a leading design institution.

The Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design prepares its students to be skilled professionals who can ably work in local and global markets while respecting the diversity of humanity. The Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design is innovative in teaching and evolving the design disciplines by infusing learning with the newest design thinking methods and technologies. Through inspired interdisciplinary projects and solid corporate partnerships, the Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design is devoted to furthering its role as a leading design institution.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs empower students in our Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design with a core of knowledge that provides a solid educational base. Our students are prepared for careers in Communication Design, Fashion Design, or Industrial Design by a passionate faculty, rigorous academic endeavors, and a world-class professional practice (co-op) program.

Communication Design: In this program, students receive a foundation in visual communication problem solving. The core of the curriculum is a series of sequential design studios that help students develop critical and visual thinking skills along with essential design processes. Students develop in areas including graphic design, interaction design and motion design, and reinforce their skills in a unique 5-year curriculum alternating semesters of education with professional practice experiences. Faculty develop research or creative work in a broad range of areas.

Responsibilities: This position requires a full-time teaching load of 18 credit hours per academic year, which entails developing and delivering course content, projects, and supporting materials for skill-based demonstrations. This includes integrated theoretical and practical design assignments with emphasis in communication design. Teaching will primarily occur at the undergraduate level but may include opportunities to teach in the Master of Design program. Candidates are expected to conduct and publish research in the field of communication design and, in time, will also be expected to provide leadership in faculty and/or student research initiatives and curricular development within the program. A full-time faculty member serves on various School, College, and/or University committees. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain current knowledge and skills related to the field of communication design, which include critical thinking, problem solving, visual composition, typography, image-making, data visualization, digital media production, user-interface/experience, design history, theory, and methods, and collaboration.

Minimum Qualifications include all the following prior to effective date of the appointment:

Assistant Rank
• Master's degree in a communication design, interaction design, or related field
• One year industry experience in the field of communication design or related field
• Portfolio must demonstrate foundational understanding of communication design in personal design work and/or teaching materials and outcomes (if applicable)
• Portfolio and/or CV must demonstrate potential for producing research and/or creative work based on record of previous research and/or creative work

Associate Rank:
• Hold Tenure Status
• Master's degree in a communication design, interaction design, or related field
• One year industry experience in the field of communication design or related field
• Portfolio must demonstrate foundational understanding of communication design in personal design work and/or teaching materials and outcomes (if applicable)
• Portfolio and/or CV must demonstrate potential for producing research and/or creative work based on record of previous research and/or creative work

The position is available August 15, 2022. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2022. For more information about the School of Design and the Programs, please visit: https://daap.uc.edu/academics/sod.

Application Process: Interested applicants must apply directly at https://bit.ly/3unI0Ue

To be considered for this position, please upload:
1. CV/Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. Three References
5. Portfolio of Candidate Work (submit as a link or web address)
6. Portfolio of Work Created by Students Under Candidate Teaching – if applicable (submit as a link or web address)

FOR ALL FACULTY HIRES
OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

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