The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston-Victoria is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Graphic Design.
Position summary: The position is based in Victoria, Texas. The successful candidate will be prepared to be fully engaged in the Victoria community, both within the university and beyond. The appointment is a nine month, tenure-track position with the following responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in the Communication Design and Studio Art Programs; participate in course and program development; pursue creative and professional activities; perform university and professional service; perform other duties as assigned by the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and chair of the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies; perform all other related activities as required. Typical teaching loads for this position are nine hours per semester. Rank and any time toward tenure will be determined in light of the successful candidate’s qualification. See www.uhv.edu for more information.
The appointment is at an assistant professor rank with the possibility of tenure with additional opportunities for summer teaching at an attractive salary. The successful candidate will begin employment in fall 2022. The position is based in Victoria, a city of about 60,000 in south Texas. The University of Houston - Victoria, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We are Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) and Minority Serving Institution (MSI). We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from traditionally underrepresented, marginalized groups are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the college has plans to explore expanding the program at our teaching site in Katy, Texas. (Approximately 100 miles northeast of Victoria in the greater Houston area.)
Required qualifications: Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in the theory, practice, and history of Communication Design. Applicants should have a terminal degree in a relevant field (MFA/DFA/PhD in Design or relevant field) by August 31, 2023; Ability to teach courses in digital and online design; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level; evidence of creative work and professional activities; and willingness to teach some online courses are required.
Preferred qualifications: Preferred candidates will have experience in professional UX/UI and possess a broad understanding of the design profession; experience teaching foundation classes; and interest and experience with program development as well as recruiting students. Applicants will preferably have an ability to work in multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary settings as well as with community college partners.
Applicants should submit the following online:
Cover letter—addressing professional experience and teaching philosophy/effectiveness
Current curriculum vitae
Design portfolio (or url for online portfolio) if available
Portfolio of work by former students (or url for online portfolio) if available
Candidates advancing to the second-round will be asked to submit the following:
List of three current recommendations from people who are in a position to know the applicant’s expertise, with at least one addressing teaching effectiveness
Evidence of effective teaching (including but not limited to student evaluations, if available)
Copies of all college transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required of all finalists.)
The University of Houston-Victoria is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Attachments by Candidate: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other (Portfolio, Former Students Portfolio)
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston-Victoria is accepting applications for a full-time, open rank, tenure-track position in Graphic Design.
The review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.