Posting Number: F00315
Full Time/Part Time: Full-time
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Graphic Design Program in the School of Art at the University of Houston invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position of user experience design at the rank of assistant professor to begin fall 2017. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student population.
Successful candidates will have teaching and research interests in the area of graphic design with expertise in approaches and techniques as they relate to user experience, interface and interaction design. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate classes where technical skill, contemporary culture, design theory and cross-disciplinary collaboration are key.
We seek a colleague who has a thorough understanding of the implications of design practice in relationship to broader social, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological forces; has the ability to inspire students and to help them develop skills necessary for the translation of meaningful ideas into innovative and actionable solutions to real world problems; and can assist with the development and support of the program's relationships with external partnerships, and non-profit institutions.
Responsibilities include developing curriculum, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students, maintaining an ongoing record of design research and/or creative/critical practice, sharing responsibility for all aspects of the Graphic Design program and serving on committees at the School, College and University levels.
The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
MFA or MDes in Graphic Design, User Experience Design, Interaction Design or the equivalent; college level teaching experience in a BFA graphic design program (minimum one year); and demonstrated record of professional design research and/or creative/critical practice
Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.
Desired Employee Start Date: 09/01/2017