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

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University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio 45469

United States


Detailed Job Description

Required Qualifications:

MFA 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 and methodology relevant to the field; demonstrated knowledge of contemporary design practice, theory, and history; evidence of a strong design research agenda (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). Candidates for rank of 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; commitment to socially and culturally diverse communities; experience mentoring and working with students from diverse backgrounds; 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 17, 2015


To apply:

All applications for this position must be submitted electronically and in printed hard copy form by
January 2, 2015.

Electronic: Electronic applications are to be submitted to the University of Dayton Human Resources website ( The electronic application 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, statement of research philosophy, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

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 (if available), statement of research philosophy, and transcripts. Letters of recommendation should be submitted by the reference in electronic form only.

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 printed form (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. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Keyword Phrases

  • graphic design
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Writing Samples
Best if Apply By 1/2/2015