Assistant Professor in Design at University of San Francisco

The Design Program at the University of San Francisco (USF) invites applications for a full-time, one-year term position at the level of Assistant Professor in Design, to begin August 2016. Situated within the Department of Art + Architecture at USF, the Design Program melds innovative graphic design with both digital and interactive media to form a dynamic interdisciplinary curriculum. By introducing students to an expanded definition of design practice, those students gain comprehensive experience with a wide range of process-oriented skills, including concept development, visual rhetoric, formal experimentation, and critical thinking. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the University of San Francisco offers a diverse education in the liberal arts that emphasizes social justice and global engagement.

The Design Program seeks candidates with interdisciplinary backgrounds who are able to teach studio courses in both print media and digital media design. Successful candidates will be able to teach in at least three of the following areas: design foundations; web design; creative programming; information visualization; interaction design; typography; publication; contemporary issues in design, including considerations of social justice and sustainability. Ideal candidates will be conversant with historical and contemporary issues in the field, regardless of the courses that they teach.

Full-time faculty members at USF are responsible for actively engaging and contributing to teaching and service to the University, including student advising and program development. Teaching load is three courses per semester.

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