Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Art, Art History and Design invites applications for one faculty position in design 

  • Assistant Professor in Visual Communication Design
    Full-time, tenure-track
  • Start Date: August, 2022
  • Deadline: November 8, 2021

 
Visual Communication Design

Design at Notre Dame

The Department of Art, Art History and Design at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in visual communication design at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 2022.

Description

The Department seeks a practicing designer who has demonstrated teaching and research expertise that complements existing faculty expertise and will provide a broad foundation for undergraduate and graduate design education—preparing students for the changing nature of design, work, and collaboration in the 21st century.

Minimum Requirements

  • A terminal degree (MFA/MDES) or equivalent in the field of Visual Communication Design or Interaction Design.
  • Demonstrated experience with practicing, teaching, or researching in two or more of the following areas: typography, publication design, identity design, digital/emerging media design, motion design, interaction design, UI/UX design, art direction, social design, design research, or data visualization.
  • A strong record of professional or academic accomplishment within the field of design.
  • Collaborative and interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse setting.

Preferred Requirements

  • University-level teaching experience.
  • Proficient knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and prototyping software that are commonly used in visual communication design.
  • Broad experience across traditional and digital media.

About the Design Program

Visual Communication Design at the University of​ ​Notre Dame lays emphasis on the art, science, and​ ​practice of building platforms and experiences that​ ​create tangible communication between content and​ ​users through traditional and contemporary media.​ ​The VCD program offers instruction in areas of packaging,​ ​scale-graphics, UX/UI, social design, visualization of data, and user-centered design that explore research,​ ​process, and methods in design. The VCD program is​ ​established around human-centered design principles.​ ​The program focuses on building a deep empathy with​ ​stakeholders and solving wicked problems with contextual solutions that derive from a holistic vision. The​ ​design division (ID and Visual Communication Design)​ ​offers MFA, BFA, and BA degrees, as well as a minor​ ​in Collaborative Innovation. The Minor is a dynamic​ ​catalyst for process-based, cross-disciplinary collaboration​ ​between various academic departments across the​ ​university. Design is part of a multi-disciplinary creative studies department that includes studio artists and art​ ​historians all committed to a collaborative teaching and​ ​learning environment within the context of a liberal​ ​arts education.

About the Department and University

The Department of Art, Art History and Design​ ​(http://artdept.nd.edu) has twenty-four full-time faculty​ ​members and is located within the College of Arts and​ ​Letters. The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract,​ ​develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and​ ​administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity​ ​Employer, and is committed to building a culturally​ ​diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications​ ​from female and minority candidates and those candidates​ ​attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.​ ​Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against​ ​veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires​ ​affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and​ ​advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities​ ​in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41​​CFR 60-300.5(a). Salary is competitive and includes​ ​full benefits package.

Apply

Submit all application materials at: http://apply.interfolio.com/91562

Please include the following:

  • A letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests and/or professional practice agenda
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • 20 examples of professional practice
  • Examples of student work (if available)
  • Three references (contact information only)

Links to professional websites are welcome.

This institution is using Interfolio’s By Committee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.

Deadline: November 8, 2021 
Start date: August, 2022
 

This institution is using Interfolio to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.


The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). Salary is competitive and includes full benefits package.