University of Houston - Downtown University of Houston -Downtown, Houston, TX, United States
Oct 18, 2017Full time
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Houston-Downtown invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Graphic Design to begin August 2018. The successful applicant will teach within an interdisciplinary BA in Fine Arts program that includes concentrations in art, drama, and music, along with minors in arts administration, art, and drama in order to prepare students to enter Houston’s vibrant arts industry. Assistant Professor of Graphic Design FAC000314 Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, tenure-track, University of Houston-Downtown (UHD). Begins fall semester, 2018. Course load includes teaching 1st and 2nd semester graphic design (ART 1307 - Computer Graphic Design and ART 3305 - Advanced Computer Graphics) and courses in related areas based on the applicant’s expertise. Applicants able to teach both studio and lecture courses are required. While open to students throughout the university, the position primarily supports the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, a major within the Department of Arts and Communication. Additional responsibilities may include coursework within the Department of English both in their Professional Writing major and Digital Media Minor. The ability of the successful candidate to present new courses that help expand the curriculum and/or university degree offerings is a welcome asset. The individual is also responsible for professional creativity/research that contributes to her or his field. Additional responsibilities include participation in departmental, college-wide and university committees. MFA or terminal degree required; teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will join a newly formed Arts and Communication Department recently designed to accommodate consistent growth in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The deadline for applying is November 15, 2017. Review of materials will be followed by telephone interviews with prospective candidates and continuing with on-campus interviews until the position is filled. Only candidates with complete applications will be considered. Qualifications: MFA or terminal degree. Applicants must be able to teach both studio and lecture courses. Required Materials: Cover letter CV List of three references (with contact information) Electronic portfolio in pdf format of up to 20 images of candidate’s work All materials should be submitted electronically at the following UHD Employment Services website: www.uhd.edu/careers. For more information, contact Prof. Floyd Newsum, firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-221-8474. The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is an urban university located in the fourth largest city in the US, and minutes away from the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. UHD reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. With over 14,000 students in the heart of downtown Houston, the ethnic diversity of UHD reflects that of the Houston metroplex. Located in the midst of a vibrant and welcoming arts community, UHD is located steps away from the downtown theatre district, world class symphony, ballet and opera companies, and a short distance from renowned museums. As the intellectual and creative center of the university, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences provides exceptional core education, vital academic programs and social justice initiatives that prepare our students for careers and contributions to broader communities. In addition to academic programs, CHSS operates an art gallery (O’Kane Gallery) and theatre (O’Kane Theatre) and five research and cultural centers (Center for Critical Race Studies, Center for Latino Studies, Center for Public Deliberation, Cultural Enrichment Center, and the Institute for Plain Language Research and Study). Given the institution’s strong emphasis on diversity, candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. The University of Houston-Downtown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.