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University of Idaho
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Posted: 10/26/2015
Regular Faculty

University of Idaho

Regular Faculty

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Art & Architecture

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: 50,000 - 54,000

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The University of Idaho Art & Design program seeks a progressive and accomplished Assistant Professor of Communication Design with emphasis in XD, UX and Interaction Design, and with facility in multiple design approaches to connect to other Art + Design focus areas such as graphic design, photography, virtual technology + design, and/or art & design history. Collaborate with faculty within programs in the College of Art and Architecture. CAA Faculty teach integrated concepts of art, design, and technology with a focus on cultural and environmental stewardship in our related programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

•MFA in Communication Design or closely related terminal degree

•Demonstrated experience equivalent to 2 years full time teaching beyond graduate teaching at the university-level (please make this easy to assess in application materials).

•Evidence of a strong scholarly/exhibition record that will lead to promotion and tenure at a research institution.

•Evidence of strong professional experience and a strong studio practice/portfolio.

•Evidence of effective teaching/strong student work.

•Demonstrated knowledge of current contemporary practices in design.

•Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

•Demonstrated knowledge of XD, UX, and/or Interaction Design

Preferred Qualifications:

•Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: web, environmental, exhibition, wayfinding, and or visual/graphic design. Time-based media, photography, 3D modeling and design, motion graphics/VFX , and/or art & design history.

•Ability to work collaboratively with and in support of other disciplines in the College of Art and Architecture

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:


Posting Number: F000325P

Posting Date: 10/22/2015

Closing Date: 1/29/2016

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016. Priority will be given to applicants who meet this deadline.

The online application process requires applicants to submit the following:

•Letter of interest that addresses specifically the required and desired qualifications

•Complete resume

•Statement of teaching philosophy

•Statement of scholarly focus/creative activity

•List of 5 references (3 representing higher-education, include names, phone numbers and email addresses and a brief biography of the references and your professional relationship)

•20 image, web resolution PDF portfolio of current work

•20 image web resolution PDF portfolio of students’ work

•Scan of graduate transcript

•Sample syllabi/course materials

•Evidence of effective teaching such as teaching evaluations

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.