Assistant Professor, Graphic / Interaction Design, Tenure track at The University of Delaware

Assistant Professor, Graphic/Interaction Design, Tenure track
Department of Art & Design
The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

The Department of Art and Design at the University of Delaware seeks well qualified candidates for appointment as Assistant Professor, tenure track, to commence in the fall semester of 2017. The ideal candidate’s teaching and creative research intersect graphic and interaction design and represent a significant contribution to inter¬disciplinary design discourse. She or he is a dynamic thinker and critical maker, demonstrating a depth of knowledge in design theory and practice and a broad understanding of how these influence culture and society both on¬ and off¬screen.

The successful candidate will teach in the department’s nationally ¬ranked undergraduate Visual Communications BFA as well as the new Master of Arts in Interaction Design program. On the undergraduate level, this person will have experience teaching hands¬on methods of design that emphasize reciprocity between creative thinking, traditional techniques and active making. For the graduate program, this person will be able to significantly contribute to an ever¬evolving discourse about relationships between technology and humanity that include aspects of business, engineering, industrial design, physical computing and social practice. Professional experience in interaction or industrial design is desirable, yet not required.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates must have a graduate degree (i.e. MFA, MS, MA, PhD or equivalent terminal degree) in graphic design, interaction design, or related field and a minimum of two years teaching experience at the college level.

Application Materials:
Applications must include: (1) A Letter of Intent: describing how specific experiences shaped your qualifications for this position and your vision for the role of design in a global society, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) Teaching Philosophy, Sample Syllabi and url link to Digital Portfolio of Student Work, (4) References: names and contact information of three people who can attest to your teaching or creative research capabilities, (5) List of Featured Creative Projects: with a url link to your full digital portfolio, (i.e. website). Please clearly specify your role(s) if your portfolio includes collaborative projects. You may also include samples of other accomplishments including evidence of exhibitions, conference papers, published writings, commissioned work, etc.

Application Process:
Please submit all materials listed as separate PDF documents through the University’s Interfolio system: Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please indicate if you plan to attend the annual CAA conference in your letter of intent.
For a complete list of requirements and job duties and to apply online, please visit the UDJOBS website at

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

About the University of Delaware: 
From its roots as a private academy in 1743, the University of Delaware today is a research-intensive, technologically advanced university with global impact. The full¬time, tenure¬track faculty teaching load is five courses a year, comprised of a combination of freshman through graduate¬level courses. In addition to teaching, full-time faculty are expected to maintain active creative research, serve on college committees, advise students, participate in curriculum development and other departmental activities and projects, and contribute to the vibrancy of the intellectual life of the University.