Tenure Track Associate/Assistant Visual Communication Design/Graphic Design at Ball State University


Tenure-track faculty position available August 19, 2016. Responsibilities: teach courses to undergraduate BFA Visual Communication/Graphic Design students; engage in professional practice, research, and activities related to the discipline; contribute to curriculum development and departmental service. Minimum qualifications: MFA degree in graphic design, visual communication or an interactive design emphasis; evidence of teaching potential; Apple platform expertise; expertise with current Adobe Creative Suite, current web trends; evidence of appropriate professional and/or creative activity in design; understanding of design history and methodology, conceptual approaches, and various design practices as well as practical applications in a variety of media, including traditional. Preferred qualifications: documented teaching experience at the college or university level beyond graduate assistantships; broad knowledge of contemporary issues in visual culture with the capacity for forward thinking about the role of graphic design in the 21st century; web design skills and familiarity with various relevant web languages.

Send cover letter, current curriculum vitae, artist/teaching statement, names and contact information for three references, MFA transcript, CD, DVD (or website address) examples of personal work and student work if applicable to: Fred Bower (fbower@bsu.edu, Visual Communication/Graphic Design Search, School of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. (www.bsu.edu/art )

The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Located 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis in Muncie, IN, Ball State University is a major research intensive university of 21,000 students offering about 180 majors and over 100 master’s and doctoral degrees.

The School of Art at Ball State has thirty-six full time faculty and offers state-of-the-art facilities serving almost 500 majors. Programs at the BA, BS, BFA, MA, and MFA levels include animation, art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, glass, metals, painting, photography and intermedia arts, printmaking, sculpture, and visual communication (graphic design). Housed in the Art and Journalism building, School of Art students enjoy over 57,000 square feet of world class facilities, the Glick Center for Glass, a nationally ranked animation program, and the Atrium Gallery. The School of Art is accredited by the National Association for Schools of Art and Design, and works closely with David Owsley Museum of Art on campus, among the finest university art collections in the nation.