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Lecturer in Graphic Design

University of Florida, School of Art + Art History k

Gainesville, FL

Sep 4
Job Description

Position: Full-time, twelve month, promotion accruing faculty position
Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2021
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Florida’s School of Art + Art History (SA+AH) seeks a full-time lecturer in graphic design 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.

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.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 4621 or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

University of Florida, School of Art + Art History

Organized within the College of the Arts, the mission of the School of Art and Art History (SA+AH) is to nurture a culture of critical inquiry in scholarly and creative pursuits. The faculty within the SA+AH seeks to empower each individual student with knowledge, skills, and insight to thoughtfully respond to our changing world. The SA+AH is driven by the knowledge that visual and scholarly research is vital to the work of the larger university and that this research enhances the lives of its regional, national and international communities. Most of our programs have a focus on socially engaged, global research. Studio programs in art and design view production as an expanded practice - one that is interdisciplinary, inclusive, and often collaborative. School of Art + Art History Faculty publish, curate and exhibit widely and internationally. They bring their scholarship and production into their teaching, offering innovative, engaged learning experiences to their students. The school has 430 undergraduate students, and more than 120 graduate students. Degree programs include the B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. Areas of study include art history, art education, museum studies, graphic design, and studio art (art + technology, ceramics, creative photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture). Also a part of the School of Art + Art History is the 4Most Gallery and the University Galleries—University Gallery, the Gary R. Libby Gallery, and Grinter Gallery — which provide exhibition space for professional and student artwork. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The art education program is accredited by NCATE.