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Assistant Professor in Graphic Design

University Of Memphis Department of Art k

Memphis, TN

Oct 27
Job Description

The University of Memphis Department of Art is seeking a tenure-track faculty member committed to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses with a primary focus in digital design, with strong experience in UI/UX design and HTML/PHP/CSS/JavaScript. Comprehensive understanding of user research, participatory design, prototyping, and user testing are preferred. The candidate will be responsible for teaching three courses per semester and should have knowledge of current and emerging technologies in media and have a strong background in design theory and history. Strong consideration will be given to candidates who also demonstrate knowledge and sensitivity to design aesthetics and typography. Other duties will include advising graphic design students, developing curricula, overseeing student internships, engaging in professional activities, and participating in department and college-wide service. The accomplishments of candidates for this position must reflect their commitment to working with an inclusive student population, and their ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural academic goals of the university.

Candidates must hold an MFA/MGD/MDes or appropriate terminal degree and should be professionally active with a record of creative achievements. Previous teaching experience at the college level is preferred. Candidates must be proficient with the Macintosh platform and current/emerging software and programming languages for creating interactive media.

University Of Memphis Department of Art

The University of Memphis is a research institution in the urban south situated in a city well known for a uniquely rich cultural legacy in the arts. The College of Communication and Fine Arts is comprised of the Architecture, Art, Communication, Journalism, and Theatre and Dance departments, the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, and The Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM). The Department of Art also features The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The Department of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.