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Lecturer in Communication Design

University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Date posted
Apr 16, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Type
Full Time

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Lecturer in Communication Design


The University of Vermont (UVM) invites applicants for a 2-year, full-time faculty member (with potential for reappointment) at the rank of Lecturer with expertise in Communication Design within the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics (CDAE).


We seek a colleague to teach visual communication and design courses within our Community-Centered Design and Public Communication majors and related minors. A successful candidate will show a commitment to community-centered and socially responsible practices in the application of communication design skills and concepts. Applicants may teach topical courses based on their expertise in any combination of the following: 2D, 3D, and/or 4D practices.


Candidates must have proficiency using Adobe Creative Cloud programs. Desired experience with human-centered design methodologies and emerging technologies are considered a plus.


This is a 9-month, full time (1.0) position expected to start in August 2024. A presence on campus for instruction, advising, service, and department meetings is expected. Qualified applicants must possess an advanced degree in a relevant discipline by the time of appointment.


We are a transdisciplinary department whose faculty are diverse in degrees and focus but connected by our scholarly commitment to sustainable communities through applied research, education, and outreach. CDAE offers undergraduate majors in Public Communication, Community-Centered Design, Community Entrepreneurship, and Community and International Development. We also offer a Master of Science (MS) in Community Development and Applied Economics, a Master of Public Administration (MPA), and a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development Policy, Economics and Governance.


Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. To learn more about Our Common Ground please visit:


The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. Overseas included. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the UVM-CDAE website: // and the city of Burlington, Vermont website: Contact Search Committee Chair: Dr. Sarah Heiss ( or Interim CDAE Chair: Dr. Asim Zia ( with questions regarding this position.


Application Materials: All candidates must apply online at, Posting #F2954PO, and must attach to their application a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, a Professional Statement, and a pdf of work samples which may include ten (10) creative samples, including professional/client-based works and/or student works with corresponding assignment descriptions. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and service. The Professional Statement must address how the candidate’s teaching, design, and professional efforts advance the tenets of UVM’s Our Common Ground (with particular attention to the pursuit of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice).


Applicants are also required to list three references with contact information. Please note, reference letters will only be required upon request. We will begin interviewing applicants immediately and only applications received by May 10 will receive full consideration.


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