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Tenure Track Position in Arts Technology | Graphic Design, Illinois State University

We seek digital creatives and designers with strong visual design sensibilities who move fluidly between mediums. These mediums may include animation and motion graphics, 3D modeling, VR environments, data visualization, interactive design, UI/UX, mobile application design and development, and print-based graphic design. The successful candidate will join our faculty prepared with progressive ideas for instruction, ready to create and teach courses highlighting the bridge between Arts Technology and Graphic Design to serve students in both areas. We encourage applicants with a body of innovative work that challenges traditional academic and cultural delineations of artistic production. 

The Program in Arts Technology explores the intersection of the fine arts with digital technologies; where traditional boundaries dissolve and overlap into new forms of creative expression. Our highly flexible and dynamic curriculum is taught by a faculty that blends media and disciplines from all fine arts including music, art, theatre, and dance. Existing curriculum includes such topics as sound design, virtual and augmented reality, software programming, audio synthesis, Arduino, 3D modelling, web design, motion graphics, interactive installations, and web video. We emphasize meaningful research and practice through our courses which includes community outreach, social justice, and accessibility. 

Similarly, the Graphic Design sequence in the School of Art challenges students to demonstrate strong methodological and typographic skills, innovative conceptual thinking, and design research across multiple platforms of 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and interactive work. Our rich curriculum allows students to explore various topics such as design research, branding and identity, information design, typography, book arts, cultural identity, interaction design, user experience, image making, time-based narratives, and civic engagement. 

Candidates for this position must be comfortable teaching all levels of cross-disciplinary digital creativity for both undergraduate and graduate students. Responsibilities of this position include teaching three courses per semester, continued scholarly/creative activity in the appropriate field, and university service.  

The College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University seeks to hire a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor to join its team of interdisciplinary digital arts / graphic design faculty beginning August 16, 2019. The successful candidate will teach courses within the Program in Arts Technology and the Graphic Design program in the School of Art. The salary for this nine-month position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

For more information and application instructions, please see the job posting: https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

The College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in multicultural environments. We strongly encourage applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, women, veterans, individuals that are gender-fluid, or from other marginalized communities. 

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