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Lecturer in Graphic Design

University of Florida, School of Art + Art History k

Gainesville, FL

Feb 26
Job Description

The University of Florida’s School of Art + Art History (SA+AH) seeks a full-time, twelve month, Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer in graphic design to begin August 16, 2020 to contribute to the growth of our vibrant program. We seek a forward-looking educator with strong intellectual, communication, organizational, and leadership skills to contribute to and advance the program through teaching and service. This faculty position will provide leadership to our certificate in graphic design degree and our design foundation level, as well as contribute to our community-based professional and social practice course. The ideal candidate will have experience with user experience and interaction design, information design, and/or motion design as well as demonstrate an understanding of contemporary design issues, methods, and technologies, and engage questions of culture and community.

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change-maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels.

Responsibilities: Teach four courses in the Fall and Spring semesters (or their equivalent) and two courses in the summer at the undergraduate level. Actively engage in service to the Graphic Design Program, School, College, and University. Participate in curriculum and program development and outreach.

GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM: Established over 50 years ago, we offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in graphic design. Our alumni work in a range of positions including art direction, user experience design, design strategy, brand development, environmental and exhibition design, and numerous other specialties within print and communication design. The undergraduate program in Graphic Design is centered on a uniquely collaborative studio/classroom environment where students work together within a vibrant learning community. This structure is key to our curriculum as it empowers and prepares students for life-long careers as design professionals. The graduate program attracts an international, interdisciplinary group of students interested in the study of design beyond the professional practice. For more information and samples of student work, visit

Minimum Requirements:

Possess a terminal degree (MFA, MDes, MGD, PhD) in graphic design or closely related field.
Have a minimum of one academic year experience in teaching or instructional experience in design.
Be conversant with contemporary design issues, conceptual approach to design, design thinking, and/or design research.
Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of teaching or professional practice in UI/UX, data visualization, and/or motion design.
Demonstrated teaching and/or professional practice oriented toward Design Futures.
Strong evidence of successful, student-oriented teaching in design at the undergraduate level.
Evidence with developing productive teaching connections and/or partnerships for social practice within local and university communities.
Demonstrated ability in curriculum and program development.
Maintain an active engagement with design research and/or creative practice.
Application Instructions
Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida's online application system at Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative community; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching philosophy; (4) 20 student work samples—included or links to view online; (5) sample syllabus and assignments; (6) list of three professional references with contact information. The Search Committee may request additional materials, including letters of reference, at a later time.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by March 17, 2020. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. Position will remain open until filled.

Inquiries may be sent to:
Brian Slawson, Associate Professor
Chair, Graphic Design Lecturer Search

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.