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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Graphic and Industrial Design Department

North Carolina State University- College of Design k

Raleigh, NC

Oct 4
Job Description

The Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design in the College of Design at North Carolina State University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Graphic Design Program at the rank of Assistant Professor with an emphasis on Experience Design (UXD), Emerging Media, and/or Interaction Design (IxD).

Ideal candidates will demonstrate a deep curiosity in emerging technologies, speculative design methods, and/or novel approaches to traditional methods. Candidates must hold a terminal Master’s degree (MGD/MDes/MFA or PhD) in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Experience Design, or other design-related areas, and be eager to teach students at multiple levels, from Foundations to Masters. We seek applicants whose demonstrated commitment to inclusion and excellence in teaching, research, professional activities, and service will make them vital contributors to a shared curricular vision.

NCSU believes diversity is foundational to creating intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities, and we strive to build a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek applicants whose demonstrated commitment to inclusion and excellence in teaching will make them vital contributors to our academic community and shared curricular vision.

Our multidisciplinary department, located within a top-tier Research-I university, actively intersects with other disciplines such as education, social sciences, healthcare, data informatics, computer science, and machine learning. The College has a nationally-recognized record for faculty research, teaching, and service. Faculty are expected to develop innovative, inclusive, and interdisciplinary initiatives both inside and outside the College that support the university’s mission as a flagship, land-grant institution.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or For individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If the highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Application Details

Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent describing qualifications and interests along with CV/resume and digital portfolio or portfolio link via online application. Note that digital portfolios and research publications may be submitted as “Other Documents.” Do not submit these materials via email. Inquiries can be emailed to Deborah Littlejohn at

The review of applications will begin on October 29, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

North Carolina State University- College of Design

The College of Design offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate study in architecture, art + design, graphic and industrial design, and graduate studies in landscape architecture, through several degree programs, including the Ph.D. in Design and Doctor of Design. The College employs a selective admissions process that ensures a highly motivated and diverse design community. As a result, entering design students consistently rank at the top of academic achievement at the University, and their graduate rate is the highest at NC State University.