The College of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts invites applications for two new tenured or tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor in Design. We are looking for two accomplished designers who seek to develop their own creative practice within a collaborative school of design and art, all within the context of a Research 1 university. Our faculty work deeply with undergraduate and graduate students in interaction design, graphic design and typography, illustration and design for social impact. There are many opportunities ahead to build new curricula and reshape some of what exists.
For these two positions, we are particularly interested in candidates who create user experiences via web, mobile, and emerging technologies, as well as those who engage graphic design and typography as a primary activity. Projects across these two areas could include websites, apps, games, wearables, brand systems, or book or publication designs. Candidates for these positions may identify themselves in one of these two areas, in both, or somewhere in-between. Creative practices might be organized in other ways as well—for example, around sustainability, identity, health, or biodiversity. We embrace many forms of research, including scholarly, collaborative, client-driven, or self-generated. Overall, we seek people who build critical inquiry and a strong sense of form and methodology into their studio practice. Teaching experience is preferred for these positions but not required.
Our new colleagues will conduct research, teach five courses per academic year, advise students, and provide service to the School, University, and profession. An MFA, MDes, or MS in design or a related field is required. Rank and salary for the position is commensurate with experience. The appointment begins August 2024. For fullest consideration, apply by January 15, 2024.
How to apply
Applications should include a letter of intent describing your interest in our program and the nature of your research/creative practice, a CV, approximately 15 samples of your visual work, a brief summary of your teaching philosophy including your approach to diversity and, if available, samples of student work. (Note: we will ask for references further into the process). These materials can be submitted on our website https://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/the-school/employment and through Interfolio. For full consideration, materials should be received by January 15, 2024. However, applications will be reviewed until the search is concluded. Questions may be directed to Heather Corcoran, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Salary is competitive and based on experience.