Graphic Design, Assistant/Associate Professor - University of Dayton in Dayton Ohio

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University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio 45469-2923

United States


Detailed Job Description

The University of Dayton
Graphic Design
, Assistant/Associate Professor, Full-Time Tenure Track

Required Qualifications:
In final year of study toward MFA degree in Graphic Design or Visual Communication Design or an equivalent design degree (MFA, MSD, MGD, PhD); fluency in relevant digital tools for print and electronic media; ability to incorporate conventional and emerging technology relevant to the field; demonstrated knowledge of contemporary design practice, theory, history, and methodology; potential for excellence in design research (Assistant Professor level) or proven record of excellence in design research (Associate Professor level), and potential for excellence in teaching (Assistant level) or proven record of excellence teaching multiple levels of design at a university or college (Associate level).  Candidaates for rank o Associate Professor must meet Department of Art and Design criteria for promotion to associate professor.

Preferred Qualifications:
Professional experience in graphic design; command of contemporary design discourse and critical thinking; an established knowledge of communication design including typography, image-making, technology, and emerging concepts and media; expertise in design methodology, design thinking, and design research; ability to address graphic design through the wide array of potential message vehicles; strong working knowledge of the foundations of design; capacity to convey the connections between meaning, context, and form; a broad understanding of the role of design in society, culture, business, and entrepreneurship; demonstrate a vision for the future of design education; interest in assuming an active role in curriculum development; commitment to quality education with a student-centered philosophy; effective course and classroom management skills; commitment to socially and culturally diverse communities; experience mentoring and working with students from diverse backgrounds; effective interpersonal skills; ability to work as a team member.

Responsibilities include: 1) teach 3 courses a term; 2) teach undergraduate design studio and seminar courses from introductory through advanced levels; 3) work with the graphic design area and departmental faculty to provide academic leadership and administrative oversight; 4) provide departmental service 5) maintain a strong professional research agenda 6) advise and mentor students within the major.

Start date: August 16, 2016

To apply:
All applications for this position must be submitted electronically and in printed hard copy form by January 4, 2016.

Please note specific instructions for the electronic and printed versions:

Electronic: Electronic applications are to be submitted to the University of Dayton Human Resources website ( The electronic application must include: letter expressing interest in this position that describes qualifications and experience, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of (or potential for) teaching effectiveness, statement of research philosophy, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. If terminal degree is in progress, also include a fourth letter from thesis advisor that states candidate’s status toward degree. The applicant will upload the thesis advisor’s progress letter (if applicable). References will upload their letters of recommendation via the website.

Printed: The printed, hard copy version should include: letter expressing interest in this position that describes qualifications and experience, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of (or potential for) teaching effectiveness, sample syllabi from one design course, statement of research philosophy, and transcripts.

Additionally, printed material should include a portfolio of applicant’s recent research and/or creative work and the work of students (if available). The portfolio may come in one of the following forms: printed (e.g., a book or booklet); a disk containing representational file(s), or one clear link to a defined online portfolio.

The printed application material should be sent to:

Graphic Design Search Committee
Department of Art and Design
University of Dayton
300 College Park

Dayton, Ohio 45469-2923
For more information, call the Department of Art and Design at 937-229-3237 or email

The Department of Art and Design offers a BFA in art education, fine arts studio, photography, and graphic design, and a BA in art history and visual arts. We focus on the development of skills and processes, concepts and contexts, critical thinking, and professional applications. We have an outstanding record of student success in all fields within Art and Design. Visit us at: .

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Keyword Phrases

  • graphic design
  • assistant professor
  • full-time, tenure track
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Writing Samples
Best if Apply By 1/4/2016