The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at the University of Notre Dame, invites applications for an Assistant/ Associate Professor in Visual Communication Design (VCD).
The department seeks a practicing designer for a tenured/ tenure-track position whose has demonstrated teaching and research expertise in more than one of the following UI/UX areas: motion graphics, interaction design, experience design, experimental storytelling, mobile, and emergent technology applications for designers. This appointment is intended to underscore and strengthen the teaching and research of user experience design across the program, preparing students for the changing nature of work and collaboration in the 21st century. Qualified applicants are asked to present a record of accomplishment in design practice, teaching experience beyond graduate school, and experience with cross-disciplinary collaboration. Candidates must have an accomplished portfolio of UX/UI design, and a terminal degree-preferably an MFA in the field of visual communication design.
Visual Communication 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 VCD 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 VCD program is established around human-centered design principles. The program focuses on building a deep empathy with the stakeholders and solving wicked problems with contextual solutions that derive from a holistic vision. The design division (ID and Visual Communication Design) offers the MFA, BFA, and BA degrees, and more recently, offers a minor in Collaborative Innovation. The 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. The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University 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 entity. 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.
To Apply: Please include the following; a letter of interest outlining how your credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, curriculum vitae, relevant syllabi, and a visual portfolio including evidence of professional practice. s to professional websites are also welcome. Include three references with contact information only.
Application Deadline: November 16, 2018.
Start date: August, 2019.
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