PNW Assistant Professor of Practice in Visual Communication and Design

Purdue University Northwest
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Communications, Digital Media, Media Studies, Other Communications
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Department of Communication and Creative Arts at Purdue University Northwest is hiring an assistant professor of practice in visual communication design. The position is renewable contingent upon successful completion of a probationary year, effective performance, continued funding, and department needs.

This is a full-time, non-tenure track assistant professor of practice appointment with a nine-month service period each year and anticipated start date of August 2023. The criteria for merit evaluation and promotion in this position will be based on learning, the scholarship of engagement or creative work in the visual communication design field. The position offers a competitive salary, university benefits, opportunities for promotion, and protection of academic freedom.

Teaching responsibilities include courses in visual communication design, typography, drawing, digital photography, web design, color and composition, motion design, portfolio process and animation.

The successful candidate will play an instrumental role in creating a fresh vision for the visual communication design concentration. Interest in developing curricula that addresses multicultural issues and diversity is especially valued.

The successful candidate will be actively involved in producing scholarship of engagement or producing creative work in the visual communication design field. Maintaining professional relevance in the visual communication design field is essential.

The successful candidate will have an earned Ph.D. or MFA from an accredited college or university at the time of appointment. A high level of knowledge of Adobe CC Suite, especially InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, is expected.

Faculty members in the Department of Communication and Creative Arts are expected to participate in departmental, university, disciplinary and public service. All faculty serve on a variety of assigned and voluntary committees.

University Profile

Purdue University Northwest (PNW), is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. PNW serves approximately 9,300 students across two campuses, offering more than 70 areas of study at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW values academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity.

College Profile

The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences serves over 1,400 undergraduate students and 170 graduate students across a wide range of programs. Departments and Schools within the college include:
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Communication and Creative Arts
  • English and World Languages
  • History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Psychology
  • School of Education and Counseling
The College houses the Community Counseling Center that provides quality affordable mental health services and the Institute for Social and Policy Research, which uses social science and policy analysis methods to find solutions to educational, social, and health-related challenges facing the citizens of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan region. The college is also home to the Willie T. Donald Exoneration Advisory Coalition to support those who have been wrongfully convicted in the state of Indiana.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately with the best consideration to applications received by November 18, 2022 and will continue until position is filled. Start date: August 2023. To apply, applicants should submit the following: 1) cover letter specifically addressing required experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion; and 4) three professional references.

For inquiries, please contact Neil Nemeth at . Purdue University Northwest; 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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