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Assistant Professor in Professional Practice - Visual Communication Design

Company: Nazareth College
Location: Rochester
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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Assistant Professor in Professional Practice - Visual Communication Design


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Job Description Summary

Nazareth College seeks candidates for a full-time, Professional Practice position of assistant professor of Visual Communication Design, beginning fall 2022. The successful candidate will have significant experience both as a design professional and as a design educator, with technical and critical expertise, and a capacity to steer curricular and pedagogical change in the areas of design criticism and professional preparation.

The candidate will teach two or three courses per semester that may include, but not be limited to, introductory and advanced graphic design courses in design professional practices and processes, typography, semiotics, branding and identity, contemporary design criticism and design history, publication and layout design, advertising, and web design. All faculty are expected to participate in undergraduate advising, effectively collaborate with department faculty and faculty across disciplines, mentor students and supervise student-related activities, and participate in committee service within the department, and college.

Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2300 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, prepares its graduates to serve local and global communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth seeks to hire teacher-scholars with a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, student success, and civic engagement, and an understanding of the educational benefits and importance of diversity, equity and inclusion as articulated in our Diversity Statement. The college is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for its rich arts and cultural community and its international businesses and industry. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. EOE

Required Education

A BFA degree in Graphic Design (or equivalent professional degree and/or experience)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Preferred: a minimum of two years of teaching experience at the college level and two years of professional experience in the field. Industry experience is strongly desirable.
Applicants should present evidence of leadership ability and the potential to make significant contributions in their field of practice. They should have a strong commitment to design education and a keen interest in and ability with design-related technologies; knowledge of contemporary design issues and the history of design; competency with Macintosh platform and appropriate software applications for both interactive and print communications.

Preferred Qualifications

Master of Fine Arts equivalent advanced degree in graphic/communication design and/or significant experience in the field. Candidate should demonstrate a commitment to remain current in contemporary issues in technology and theory and should foster critical and comparative thinking in a liberal arts environment.

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Interested candidates should submit the following:
* A formal letter of application
* A brief statement of teaching philosophy highlighting areas of pedagogic concentration
* A curriculum vitae
* A digital portfolio of professional work
* Course syllabi and student work
* Student evaluations of recent courses taught at the college level.
* Three names of reference, including contact information

Keywords: Nazareth College, Rochester , Assistant Professor in Professional Practice - Visual Communication Design, Education / Teaching , Rochester, New York

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