Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Tenure-track Position: Assistant Professor of Graphic Design/Interactive Design

Department of Art/Graphic Design Program: Tenure-track Assistant Professor. Responsibilities include teaching and advising in graphic design at the undergraduate level, with opportunity for graduate teaching; creative work and research requirements consistent with tenure expectations; and service requirements such as committee work, facility supervision, and/or administration of the program.

Candidate should have a strong interactive focus. Advanced skills in interactive design are required, including work in various types of interfaces (web, tablet, smart phone). Required expertise in computer programs for graphic and interactive design, and programming skills. MFA or equivalent required for start date of 8/2012 (MFA as of 12/2012 considered). Desire: Professional experience in the field, teaching experience, working knowledge of time-based/video software, and contribution to diversity.

Send a letter of interest including contact information with email; vitae; contact information for three references; examples of recent work and examples of student work (in a digital format); statement of teaching philosophy via email to Helen Armstrong, For more information about the graphic design program please visit Screening of applications begins January 8, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Opportunities for Our New Professor Include:

—help to build a new MFA program in graphic design.

—assist with the continuing evolution of the undergraduate BFA and a new undergraduate minor.

—work closely with the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies, a transdisciplinary program at Miami University that examines how digital media is disrupting traditional disciplines.

—access to cutting edge technology and equipment, such as the rapid prototyping lab (a 3D Printer, 3D Scanner, Laser Cutter, Plasma Cutter, and Prototyping Mill), as well as the John Smale Visualization Center (a suite of 3D and visualization tools including an immersive virtual reality cube (CAVE-like system), hologram wall, immersa-desk, portable 3D projection system, and more.)

—lead students in collaborative projects with real world clients, such as Hulu, Nestlé, and P&G.

—summer travel opportunities in various locations throughout the world.

—enjoy the creative energy that comes from being housed in an art department




Helen Armstrong

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Faculty Affiliate, Interactive Media Studies

Miami University | Department of Art

212 Hiestand Hall | Oxford, OH 45056-2486