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Assistant/Associate Professor of Graphic Design

Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
Bloomington, Indiana
60,000.00 - 80,000.00
Posted Date
Sep 11, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Eskenazi School of Art Architecture + Design at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position with rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in Graphic Design, to begin August 1, 2024. The responsibilities of this position include creative work and research requirements consistent with tenure expectations; teaching graphic design at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and service requirements such as committee work, faculty supervision, and/or administration of the Graphic Design area. Advanced skills in interactive design are required, including work in various types of interfaces (web, tablet, smartphone); required expertise in computer programs for graphic and interactive design, and programming skills. Preference will be given to candidates with professional experience in the field, teaching experience, and contribution to diversity. We seek candidates who can provide collegial initiative in a team-based environment. A strong candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work successfully with students, faculty, administration, and the community. Successful candidates will teach four courses during a 10-month academic year.

Our School mission reads:

We are the nexus of art, architecture, design, and merchandising at Indiana’s flagship university—advancing research, creative activity, and education in our state and beyond. As a trans-disciplinary community of ethical leaders, we embrace the liberal arts, encourage risk-taking, inspire innovation, and fuel creativity in a complex world.

The Eskenazi School is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

In examining its responsibilities, the Eskenazi School has noted:

“Historically, many artists and designers…found their voice in large part through questioning or being excluded themselves by societal norms and prejudices. The Eskenazi School is, therefore, IU’s hub for fields that have consistently been at the forefront of counter culture and share a unique history for critical engagement with racism, gender and LGBTQ+ issues, economic disparities, equal rights, and other vital concerns, both urgently timely and inherently timeless. …The Eskenazi School acknowledges academia in the United States exists within a space of white privilege; and we are not an exception. The predominately white nature of our School, the creative fields, and academia is detrimental to our community as a whole. The lack of diversity not only affects those that have been continually marginalized by way of exclusion and abuse, but it also compromises the humanity, research, and teaching of all our faculty, staff, and students. Due to the undying efforts of people who continue to fight for a better society, many are waking up to the difference between how we see ourselves and how others experience us…Our privileged idea of higher education will only change if the culture and thought of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and all people, are able to thrive freely. …The Eskenazi School actively upholds diversity, equity, and inclusion as critical principles of our research, teaching, and service. We validate the voice and potential of every member of our community, strive to create a culture where difference is valued, and celebrate multiple perspectives within and beyond the School. We believe social and cultural consciousness inspires meaningful dialogue and empowers all to become influential and fulfilled citizens of the world.”

The Eskenazi School houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.

Qualified candidates must have an MFA or equivalent terminal degree, and at least two years of teaching experience at the college level, beyond graduate teaching experience preferred. Evidence of an active record of professional achievement which may include exhibition, publication, presentations or lectures is principal.

Applications must send a current CV, letter of application, artist/research statement, teaching philosophy, one PDF containing 20 images of professional personal work and relevant image list, one PDF containing 20 images of student work and relevant image list, contact information for three references (no letters), and a diversity statement.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by October 30, 2023 will receive full consideration.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application materials including CV, letter of application, teaching philosophy, artist or research statement (submitted as “Other”), one PDF containing 20 images of professional work (submitted as “Other 2”), one PDF containing 20 images of student work (submitted as “Other 3”) and names of three references and their contact information (no letters). Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications to

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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