Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI — Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Institution: Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posted: October 29, 2021
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022
Type: Tenure Track 

The Position
Herron School of Art and Design is seeking candidates for a faculty position as a tenure track Assistant Professor with experience in graphic design and illustration. The position will begin August 2022. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach a range of graphic design content and should be able to contribute to ongoing collaborations between the Department of Visual Communication Design and the Drawing and Illustration program. The successful candidate should also demonstrate the ability to sustain a related record of client work, creative activity, or research.

Herron’s Department of Visual Communication Design (VCD) offers a wide range of graphic design, experience design, and design strategy courses. In partnership with the Department of Fine Arts’ Drawing and Illustration program, the VCD Department has an exciting opportunity to offer a new suite of experiences that blend graphic design and illustration skills. We are seeking applicants who can provide visionary input on these graphic design offerings through excellent teaching and creative skills in design fundamentals, typography, layout, illustration, information design, motion graphics, and emerging digital media. Applicants should be comfortable working closely with both VCD and Illustration majors. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to mentor a diverse group of graduate students in Fine Art and Design.

Minimum qualification for Tenure Track position: 

  • MFA, MDes or similar terminal degree in Graphic or Visual Communication Design
  • Significant engagement with illustration in their creative practice, or significant experience in directing or collaborating with illustrators
  • 3+ years of college-level teaching experience beyond teaching assistantships
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion in the classroom and in co-curricular settings
  • Commitment to teaching undergraduate students
  • Maintaining an ongoing research or creative agenda or professional practice
  • Strong working knowledge of the Adobe Suite

Preferred qualifications:

  • Interest in developing new collaborations between Herron programs or with other schools at IUPUI 
  • Interest in integrating advanced technology into design and illustration curricula
  • Established record of exhibitions, publications, commissioned or contracted work, professional design work, or professional-level applications of art or design in non-traditional settings
  • Solid understanding of the history of illustration/imaging and a clear vision of the role of illustration in current industry applications or fields.
  • Experience with civic engagement or potential for working with organizations or contexts beyond the academic institution

About Herron School of Art and Design and IUPUI
Founded in 1902, Herron School of Art and Design is the premier accredited professional art and design school in the state of Indiana and is part of the thriving urban campus of IUPUI. A partnership between Indiana University and Purdue University, IUPUI is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus. With 30,000 students, IUPUI is a leader in progressive, socially responsive community engagement. Herron has more than 30 full-time faculty serving 11 undergraduate and three graduate programs and a curriculum that prepares graduates to be leaders in a world that requires a unique combination of creativity, conceptual skills and technical abilities. 

For more information about Herron School of Art and Design visit https://herron.iupui.edu/

Application Procedures:
Submit application materials at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/11748 

You will be asked to create an account, and then complete the application that is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. 

Required Documents: convert all Word documents into pdf format before uploading.

  • Cover letter: stating interest and qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief statement of research focus and activities
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy
  • Other: Sample of research/creative activity (images and/or published work)
  • Other 2: Sample of student work
  • Names and contact information for three references

The position will begin in August 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience and IU offers competitive benefits; information about which can be viewed at https://hr.iu.edu/benefits/neweeo/index.html. 

About the Campus
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is located in the heart of a metropolitan area of more than two million people, the state’s capitol and a vibrant business, arts museum and cultural community.  With 30,000 students from 49 states and 122 countries, and more than 200 academic programs, the campus is among the Top 10 “up and coming” universities in US World and News Report’s ranking, earning national recognition as a model for urban higher education for the 21st century. IUPUI is committed to serving the need of both non-traditional and traditional students.  For more information about IUPUI, visit www.iupui.edu. 

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination which includes contact information. 

Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should notify Jennifer Fedor (jenfedor@iu.edu) for support.