Assistant Professor of Interactive Design
Interactive Design Faculty Position, Loyola University New Orleans
The Design Department in the College of Music and Media at Loyola University New Orleans seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates should have a specialization in interactive and user interface/user experience (UI/UX) design and be able to teach introductory through advanced courses within the Design major.
Successful candidates will have a background in UI/UX, Web, and Interactive Design, and research-based design methodologies. They should be able to teach a combination of visual design, user interface design, user experience design, and/or interaction design in upper and lower-level classes.
Candidates should be proficient in relevant software such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Figma, Sketch, and other software as appropriate. Candidates should also be knowledgeable of current practices in user research, prototyping, and user-centered design.
Ideal candidates will demonstrate a curiosity in emerging technologies, speculative design methods, and/or novel approaches to traditional methods. Candidates must hold, at minimum, a terminal Master’s degree (MGD/MDes/MFA) in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Visual Communication, Experience Design, or other design-related area.
Tenured faculty in the program are committed to mentoring the successful candidate in design pedagogy and design research, inventive teaching approaches, and writing/delivering courses that reflect the visiting faculty member’s interest areas as they contribute to the evolving curriculum.
Loyola University New Orleans is an educational institution dedicated to fostering intellectual achievement, personal development, and social responsibility, and it is committed to the human dignity and worth of every person. Loyola University New Orleans strives to create and maintain a working and learning environment in which individuals are treated with dignity, decency, and respect. The University acknowledges and values individual differences, including, but not limited to, the dimensions of race; color; sex; national origin; age; religion; gender identity; transgender status; sexual orientation; ethnicity; disability status; and marital status and citizenship status. We recognize that diversity enriches our social interactions and intellectual lives, and we strongly encourage applications from individuals who will bring diversity to the College of Music and Media.
Required: Terminal Degree (MFA or equivalent) in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Visual Communication, Experience Design, or other design-related area.
Preferred: Experience teaching at the university level.
Review of applications will begin April 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
Loyola University New Orleans is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
For more on the program, see https://www.loyno.edu/academics/colleges/college-music-media/design
And Loyola’s student portfolio website: https://www.loyoladesign.com/
THE SCHOOL: The School of Communications and Design, one of three schools in the College of Music and Media, serves more than 400 students. The school includes the departments of journalism, strategic communications, design and digital filmmaking. The school is committed to fostering a culturally diverse educational environment. Loyola University New Orleans is the only Jesuit institution to hold both ACEJMC accreditation and the Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR). In the School of Communication and Design, we educate students in the Jesuit tradition to become intellectual, ethical and creative practitioners and leaders in the professions and industries of journalism and mass communication.
THE UNIVERSITY: Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit Catholic University that educates diverse leaders dedicated to justice, compassion, service, and academic excellence. Consistent with our mission, we welcome candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to fostering inclusion and equity in a culturally diverse environment. Loyola University New Orleans is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans on historic St. Charles Avenue across from Audubon Park.
APPLICATION: The initial application review will begin April 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications will include a letter of application; teaching philosophy; a current curriculum vitae; professional work; student work samples (if applicable); and names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references .Please indicate “School of Communication and Design Interactive Design Position” in the letter of application and/or subject line.
Please Submit Application materials: Letter of Application, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae and references to firstname.lastname@example.org, Lisa Collins, Interim Director, School of Communication and Design. Portfolio of professional work, and students’ work (if applicable) should be submitted to https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1R7jDkZtF9GEKAdwUpHBk7mKBqE-7uMkE?usp=sharing
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