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Assistant Professor in Graphic Design

University Of Memphis Department of Art k

Memphis, TN

Nov 5
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 motion graphics, with strong experience in animation, 3-D modeling and visualization, projection, AR and VR. The candidate will be responsible for teaching three courses per semester and should have knowledge of current and emerging technologies in new 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 majors, 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 new 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.
The Department of Art offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in various fine arts concentrations as well as a Master of Arts degree in Art History and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education. There are approximately 458 art majors taught by 22 full time arts faculty. The Department is also served by five professional staff. Further information about the Department of Art and The University of Memphis is available on the following websites: www.memphis.edu/art and www.memphis.edu.