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The Department of Art, Art History and Design invites applications for three faculty positions in design 


Design at Notre Dame

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 design programs are established around human-centered design principles. Design training focuses on building a deep empathy with stakeholders and solving wicked problems with contextual solutions that derive from a holistic vision. The Visual Communication Design 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 Industrial Design program offers research and course topics that include social innovations, UX, health care, product automation, digital modeling and visualization, and cultural divergence. The design division has over 150 majors and minors, many of whom have a second course of study in business, engineering or humanities. The department encourages multi-disciplinary learning with faculty and students actively collaborating with various departments and colleges across campus including the College of Engineering, Keough School for Global Affairs, Mendoza Business School, The School of Architecture, College of Science, and IDEA Center at Innovation Park.

Design programs enjoy significant funding support for internal and external projects, summer internships and study abroad opportunities. The program’s long standing engagement with social design projects both locally and abroad in Nepal, Haiti, South Africa and India support a core mission to create design solutions for underserved populations, turning scholarship into service, and using design to make a difference in the lives of others.

The design division (Industrial Design and Visual Communication Design) offers degree programs leading to the MFA, BFA, and BA degrees in design. The division also offers a Minor in Collaborative Innovation. The Collaborative Innovation Minor is a dynamic catalyst for process-based, cross-disciplinary collaboration between various academic departments across the university. Utilizing a design thinking methodology, courses in the Minor brings together divergent stakeholders in a dynamic, iterative and deeply human process that accelerates innovative thinking and making. 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.

The Department of Art, Art History and Design has twenty-four full-time faculty members and is located within the College of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame. The department has over 250 majors and minors. The university has 8500 undergraduate students and 4000 graduate and doctoral students. The University of Notre Dame is 90 miles East of Chicago in South Bend, Indiana.

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.