Assistant Professor

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 22, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor

North Carolina Central University

Closing Date: at 11:55 PM

Primary Purpose of Position:
The successful candidate will show a high aptitude with design thinking, typography and communication design fundamentals for print, motion, and interactive media; and will possess knowledge of and skills with related technologies; specifically, knowledge of the suite of applications within the Adobe Create Cloud. Evidence of successful mentorship or teaching at the college or university level, and the potential for success in a scholarship and/or creative activity is required. The selected entrant will be able to teach design principles and theories in graphic design and associated Visual Communications courses; focused on print communications, dynamic motion graphics media, and digital platforms for interactivity; and will champion and employ effective strategies for design thinking, ideation, materials, and methods. The successful candidate will show confirmation of engagement in contemporary design communities or emerging media practices related to graphic design; and have an appreciation for the interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary kind of design, where collaboration is valued, and engaging in design through various media and platforms is fostered.

Minimum Education/Experience:
Master of Arts (MA), Master of Graphic Design (MGD), Master of Design (MDes), Master of Product Design (MPD), Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Graphic Design and New Media, or Ph.D.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The successful candidate must be familiar with inclusive teaching, issues related to unconscious bias in design, and/or accessible design; research and/or professional practice that addresses issues relevant to promotion of just societies, sustainability; and must be open to future methodologies and technologies in visual communication as new methods and media continue to emerge.
The successful candidate’s research and/or creative activity, and teaching focus will be in any of the following areas:
Human-centered or user experience/user interface design; mobile and/or emergent technologies; UX/UI design; print, interactive or motion design; design strategy, research, history, theory, and criticism; service design or community engagement; generative design and data visualization; or speculative technologies such as VR, AR or AI.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Additional Requirements to be submitted:

1. Portfolio of applicant’s work: 20 samples
2. Portfolio of applicant’s students’ work: 20 samples
(access to portfolios may be online)

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


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