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Assistant or Associate Professor of UX Design/Program Director

Utah Tech University
Utah, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 12, 2024


Position Announcement

The Department of Design at Utah Tech University (UT) in St. George, Utah, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of UX Design / Program Director, with a specialization in User Experience, to begin Fall Semester 2024. This role will have teaching responsibility and will have main oversight of managing our new master's degree in UX Design. More information about the Design degree offerings can be found online at .




  • A standard nine-month teaching load is expected, as outlined in University Policy 635 , plus an additional two (2) month summer workload is also expected in order to facilitate the master's program.
  • Participate in Entrepreneurial innovation and problem solving with students.
  • Work with Department Chair, Dean, and other faculty in the Design department regarding curriculum and program development.
  • Direct the graduate program for the Master of UX Design within the Design department and collaborate with the Software Engineering master’s degree program. This includes recruiting, marketing, advising, teaching and other duties related to the successful deployment and management of both master’s degrees.
  • Perform defined campus-wide duties, including holding office hours, attendance at department and division meetings, service on committees and/or outreach programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or MFA in Design or a related field with at least five (5) years of UX Design industry experience required.
  • Demonstrated abilities and employment experience in User Experience (UX) Design and User Interface (UI) Development is preferred.
  • Successful teaching experience at the college or university level is preferred (especially at graduate level).
  • Extensive knowledge of UX design principles, user research, wireframing, prototyping, and usability testing.
  • Experience with software engineering and development processes is highly desirable, given the collaboration between UX Designers and Developers.
  • Ability to develop innovative curriculum and appropriate course content and teach under a variety of teaching situations including day, night, and online courses.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and mentoring skills and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with other faculty, staff, and students and contribute to a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students, staff, and colleagues orally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (11-month) tenure-track faculty position. Faculty service begins July 1, 2024. Annual salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, and undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents. See under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins January 8, 2024 ; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (1-2 pages about the candidate’s teaching or other professional experiences, successes, and/or challenges in working as a professional with a diverse student population). Please upload all the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah, approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned for its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. Click here to learn more about the University .

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 250 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action within its employment programs and activities. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University’s non-discrimination policies:



  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Jennifer Larimore - , 435-652-7731.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:



  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.

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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.






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