Grand View University is seeking qualified applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Graphic Design starting Fall 2018. We have a strong commitment to the integration of art, design and technology through our program offerings. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Graphic Design, Art Education, Studio Arts, Photography, and Game Design and Interactive Analytics. Our focus is on the process of experimentation and development of students' creative process. The goal of the Art & Design Department is to activate and motivate creative people to think conceptually and to make work that challenges others to think.
Grand View University’s Art & Design department is one of the largest departments on campus and an essential and vital part of the community. We actively encourage applicants who can contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of Grand View.
Duties and Responsibilities
All department faculty are expected to maintain active professional practices, contributing to their field through exhibitions, publication or other venues appropriate to their discipline with creative work.
Commitment to growing and enhancing the department in a teaching-focused institution
Ability to teach a variety of undergraduate courses including graphic design foundations and two-dimensional design; expertise in publication design, print design and/or typography preferred
Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud software
Strong interpersonal and communication skills both in and out of the classroom
Strong desire to work collaboratively with students in creative process
Knowledge of current trends in contemporary art and design practice
Willingness to advise student academic progress
Ability to identify and use learning outcomes and assessment that lead to course and program improvements
Ability to apply evaluation and assessment methods in the context of an art curriculum
Commitment to service on department, college and/or university committees
An earned MFA in Graphic Design, or terminal degree in related field by date of hire.
College-level teaching experience
Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, identity and ethnic backgrounds of students
Interest in cross-disciplinary research and practice
Willingness to work in collaboration with other departments and programs
Commitment to creating and maintaining relationships for student internships
APPLICATION: Review of applications will commence November 20, 2017. The position is open until filled.
a letter of application;
statement of teaching philosophy;
link(s) to online portfolio documenting evidence of professional excellence, including brief project descriptions;
link(s) to online portfolio of student work including examples of student outcomes and brief assignment descriptions;
transcripts (unofficial satisfactory at this time)
and a list of three references.
All documents must be in PDF format.
All applicants should submit their materials through our online application process at www.grandview.edu.
Pre-employment background check required.
Grand View University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, pregnancy, family status, gender identity or expression, or any other protected class.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Grand View is a Liberal Arts University that supports a diverse student population of approximately 2200 full and part-time students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. A University of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Grand View was founded in 1896 and is located in Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines offers exceptional facilities for the enjoyment of lectures, concerts, museums, sp...orting events, and other cultural opportunities. Grand View welcomes traditional students and adult learners representing a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds.