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Assistant Professor in Graphic Design

Essential Functions:

School of the Arts at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Graphic Design. The ideal candidate will be able to prepare students for both traditional graphic design and emerging digital technologies, including but not limited to web and social media design, motion graphics, and animation. Responsibilities include teaching all levels of design coursework, advising students within the graphic design concentration, and engaging in the service activities of an urban metropolitan university. Additional responsibilities may include supervision of undergraduate research (a capstone/thesis is required of graphic design concentration students in both the BASA and BFA degree), internships, and collaborative opportunities with the Book Arts and Illustration concentrations. A typical semester course workload at UNO is 12 hours. The start date for this position is August 14, 2023.

Required Qualifications:

We seek a candidate with a strong professional record, previous teaching experience at the university level, and a commitment to teaching undergraduates of diverse backgrounds. This position requires an MFA terminal degree in Art, Visual Communication, or Graphic Design, or a Master in Design Studies (MDes) or MA in a related field. All candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of experience as a creative professional and strong evidence of senior-level contribution to their practice (i.e., candidates should have professional experience as a designer, art director, creative director, or principal). Additionally, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, collegiality, and service.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials.

Required Documents for Application: Applicants must apply online: https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/16228 and submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy
  4. A statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  5. A website and/or portfolio of personal and student work
  6. Contact information (phone and email) for three (3) references (references will only be contacted for finalists)

The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date. Applications received after the review date may be considered. For questions about the position, please contact Search Committee Chair Lilly Lu at lillylu@unomaha.edu.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha and the School of the Arts: The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and is a residential campus with several new and beautifully appointed residence halls. The campus has built strong partnerships with local businesses, education, government, arts, and civic organizations in the city. UNO’s commitment to community engagement has landed UNO on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years—the highest federal recognition a school can receive for civic engagement. UNO is classified as a doctoral research university in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and the athletic program competes in engagement and outreach. The campus is in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the larger Omaha metro area), which is known for its excellent public school system and strong economic base. The city has a variety of sizeable ethnic populations and a myriad of interesting places to live and shop.

The School of the Arts—Art & Art History, Theatre, and Writer’s Workshop—is one of three schools in the College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media. Offering a wide array of undergraduate degrees, concentrations, student-led activities, and clubs to over 400 majors, the School of the Arts is also home to the Arts Entrepreneurial Minor. Committed to scholarly research, creative activity, and community engagement, the 30-plus faculty members mentor and guide students in real-world experiences. For more information about UNO’s School of the Arts, please visit https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-communication-fine-arts-and-media/school-of-arts/index.php.

The University and School of the Arts are strongly committed to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

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