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Job, Portland State University (OR): Assistant Professor of Graphic Design with an emphasis in Experiential / Socially-Minded Design, Tenure-Track
Application screening begins October 5th, 2015
The College of the Arts (COTA) and the School of Art + Design at Portland State University invite applications for an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, commencing Fall 2016. This is a tenure track, 1.0 FTE, 9-month position.
Responsibilities would include: Teaching responsibilities to include courses in graphic design at the upper and lower division levels, to be determined in consultation with the Director of the School of Art + Design.
• Development of a scholarly agenda consistent with School and University criteria, and incorporating areas of research, teaching, and service.
• Development of curriculum and programs.
• University and departmental service.
• Student advising and community service/outreach.
Minimum Qualifications:MFA or equivalent terminal degree in Graphic Design or closely related field.
Research and experience and/or strong professional accomplishments in socially-engaged design, user experience and interactive design with a desire to teach and develop curriculum around these topics.
A mastery in typography, conceptual problem solving and graphic design theory, history and practice.
Successful candidates will support graphic design practice that is socially engaged, that promotes human-centered / participatory design, with collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches, one that engages with diverse audiences across the commercial and creative sectors and exists off the page.
Ability to utilize collaborative, team learning at every level of the curriculum.
The PSU Graphic Design Department’s mission is to foster the development of strong and engaged communication designers. Faculty in the design program at Portland State University are active makers as well as educators. Through their efforts and connections, Portland State’s graphic design students become part of the larger design community. Research, concept, storytelling, craft, collaboration, and process are the key principles of our educational approach.