Jobs at the University of Minnesota, United States
Position: Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
The Assistant Professor will perform the following duties in particular
- Establish a program of internationally visible scholarship in graphic design.
- Develop and teach current courses that will expand and strengthen the graphic design program’s user experience curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Also, develop courses that are taught in a way that effectively reaches and speaks to a variety of diverse backgrounds, communities, and identities.
- Similarly, collaborate with faculty across the College and University and establish ties to partners locally, nationally, and globally, from a variety of communities, to leverage research and teaching.
- Disseminate scholarship and creative production in peer-reviewed research venues and also pursue internal and external funding to support scholarship.
- Advise students in the Design Graduate Program. Similarly, mentor undergraduate students in Graphic Design.
- Commit to supporting interdisciplinary initiatives in teaching and research, collaborating with fields in the College of Design and across the University.
- Contribute to and support the University’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Furthermore, participate in shared governance and other participatory engagements at the program, department, college, and university levels.
In order to be fir for the role, the ideal candidate must have the following qualifications
- Terminal degree by start date in design, graphic design, interaction design, or a closely related field.
- In addition to that, expertise in one or more of the following areas. Also, motion graphics, creative coding, and interaction design.
- Proficiencies in relevant software, equipment, and/or programming languages in your area(s) of expertise.
- Foundational knowledge in graphic design as well as experience teaching at the collegiate level.
- A clear vision for the active research or creative scholarship program and a strategy to obtain external funding.
- Evidence of attention to diverse backgrounds, identities, and communities in teaching and/or professional experience, and the commitment to support the University’s equity and diversity goals (please visit https://diversity.umn.edu/about-oed for more information about the University’s diversity efforts). Also, evidence of collaboration and strong interpersonal skills.
- A strategy for developing connections with the graphic design profession, related professions, and communities beyond the University.
The University of Minnesota is a public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. Overall, it is the sixth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 50,943 students in 2018-19. The University of Minnesota faculty, alumni, and researchers have won 30 Nobel Prizes and three Pulitzer Prizes. Notable University of Minnesota alumni includes two Vice Presidents of the United States, Hubert Humphrey, and Walter Mondale, and Bob Dylan, who received the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.