Position: Graphic Design — Assistant Professor, Tenure-track
Website: Moravian College
The Art Department at Moravian College invites applicants for a tenure-track opening at the assistant professor level beginning Fall Term 2015. Teaching areas include beginning to advanced studio courses in graphic design, typography, publication design, and graphic design history. Courses are taught in Macintosh platform labs using Adobe software; labs have large-format printers, scanners and high-resolution digital projectors. Additional responsibilities include directing the graphic design track, serving as advisor to graphic design students, supervising internships, and advising the student-run graphic design business, StudioSouth. Development of inter-disciplinary art projects or courses related to Moravian’s Learning in Common liberal arts curriculum is encouraged. Faculty teach three courses per term and are expected to work actively with students in and out of the classroom, spending a significant amount of time on campus. Service to the greater college community is also expected.
Requirements include a terminal degree in graphic design (M.F.A), demonstrated teaching excellence, a commitment to the liberal arts, and the ability to integrate art practices within social and historical contexts. Applicants should demonstrate a thorough understanding of current design software as well as historic and contemporary design theory. Evidence of ongoing professional and creative activity/research in the graphic design field is required. Interactive/web design, motion graphics, animation skills as well as social media and app design are preferred but not required. Active participation in professional organizations is also preferred.
Send letter of interest; curriculum vitae; a concise description of teaching philosophy; three letters of reference; at least two sample syllabi; one PDF with twenty images of your work; and one PDF with twenty images of your students’ work, with brief explanations regarding the goals and outcomes of the students’ projects. Your collateral exhibition materials or publications, and your website URL, are also welcome. Applications must be submitted in digital format (PDF and/or Word files) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by May 15, 2015. Moravian College is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Moravian College (www.moravian.edu) is a selective liberal arts and sciences college in the scenic Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania with 18 academic departments and 119 full-time faculty members. It typically enrolls 1500 students in its regular session. Founded in 1742, Moravian is the 6th oldest college in the country. As a member of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, Moravian is engaged in a variety of cooperative programs with Lehigh and DeSales Universities and with Cedar Crest, Lafayette, and Muhlenberg Colleges. Moravian’s proximity to New York and Philadelphia presents opportunities for professional and cultural enrichment.