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Purdue University
Indiana, United States
$41,000.00 - $41,000.00
Posted Date
Jul 19, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Continuing Lecturer of Art and Design in Visual and Communications Design:

Full-Time and Non-Tenure Track

Start date - January 8, 2018



$41,000 per academic year, depending on qualifications. Eligible to receive medical benefits and upon a three year waiting period retirement benefits will apply.



Teach up to four undergraduate and/or graduate classes per semester in the Visual and Communications Design program, including design principles, typography, and/or digital communications (web design and motion graphics). The position requires participation in usual departmental activities and service on departmental committees as assigned.



M.F.A or M.A. required in Visual Communications Design Graphic Design or Interaction Design. Prior university teaching preferred. Professional practice strongly desired.



The Department of Art and Design offers undergraduate concentrations, majors, and minors in seven areas including Art Education, Art History, Fine Arts, Electronic-Time Based Media, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Photography, Studio Arts and Technology, and Visual Communications Design. The Masters of Fine Arts degree is offered in all areas except Art History and the PhD program in Art Education is offered in conjunction with the College of Education. The Department of Art and Design consistently educates approximately 350 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students. It is one of the departments and divisions in The Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts. To learn more about the Visual Communications’ program at Purdue, visit:



The Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, one of ten departments/schools in the College of Liberal Arts, includes the Departments of Art and Design and Theatre along with the Divisions of Music and Dance. Visual and Performing Arts has over 450 undergraduate majors, 55 graduate students, and 47 continuing faculty. To learn more, visit:



Purdue University’s Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these area in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Send letter of application, designer statement, teaching philosophy statement, résumé or curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation (addressing candidate’s design and teaching potential). Include twenty (20) samples of professional work and, if applicable, students’ work in separate PDF documents. If available, please send a list with hyperlinks to your videos, motion graphics, interaction and web designs. Submit all materials digitally to:


Heather Philhower

Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts


Preferential deadline is 9/8/17, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. A background check is required for employment in this position.

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