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Lecturer of Visual Communication Design

Appointment Status

Non-Tenure Track

Position Summary

The qualified applicant will be required to teach undergraduate courses in the Visual Communication Design department in a university context where significant value is placed on the knowledge of theoretical frameworks pertinent to contemporary design.

In addition to teaching four classes per semester (or the equivalent), the position requires the successful applicant to plan and administer courses and programs in conjunction with the faculty and administration. Additional service to the school and university is also required.

Responsibilities

  • Foster students’ abilities to integrate collaborative, cross-disciplinary approaches to design thinking and creative problem solving, human-centered design, service design, and experience design.
  • The qualified applicant will be required to direct learning activities that consider the following: design process; principles and elements of design; typographic fluency; image literacy; visual culture understanding; and professional best practices for production, both digital and print.
  • A creative approach that includes recognition of the physical, cognitive, cultural, and social human factors that shape design decisions is required.

Basic Qualifications

  • We seek candidates who are actively addressing critical discourse of contemporary design in their professional practice.
  • A masters degree is required. Professional experience may be considered.
  • Three years post-graduate teaching experience desired.
  • The qualified applicant should demonstrate understanding of the professional designer’s roles in describing and responding to the audiences and contexts that design solutions must address.
  • A creative approach that includes recognition of the physical, cognitive, cultural, and social human factors that shape design decisions is required.
  • The qualified applicant must demonstrate expert skill in the manipulation of typography and imagery as a means to clarify, energize and humanize communication in contexts where audience needs are prioritized. Expertise in the practical & theoretical communication design issues surrounding digital network media, interactive and time-based communication is desired.
  • Experience in relevant and advanced professional design practice is desired.
  • Experience working in collaborative, cross-disciplinary teams is desired.

Contact for Questions

Peggy Frey, Assistant Dean for Fiscal Administrative Affairs, psfrey@iupui.edu

Eva Robert, Visual Communication Design Chair, evarober@iupui.edu

Salary and Rank

Commensurate with education/experience.

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