Assistant Professor of Art - Graphic Design

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Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of Art - Graphic Design
Requisition No. 0000356
Job Description Summary:

The Department of Art and Art History within the College of Arts and Sciences at Oakland University seeks applicants for a full time Assistant Professor of Graphic Design beginning August 15, 2018.

The successful applicant must have a record of or potential for excellence in
teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants must be proficient in current
industry software applications and able to teach a wide range of undergraduate
graphic design courses, ranging from the 200-level to the 400-level. Candidates
should have strong professional and student portfolios, an understanding of design history and theory, the aptitude to articulate design ideas through professional practice and personal research, and an interest in community and department service. Candidates with design industry experience may be given higher consideration.

The Department of Art and Art History at Oakland University has over 350 students in BA programs in Art History, Studio Art, and Graphic Design.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA degree in Graphic Design or related field from an accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, design philosophy, three letters of reference, a personal creative portfolio (either a single PDF or a document with the URL to link to the portfolio) and a student work portfolio (either a single PDF or document with the URL to link to the portfolio). Applicants will be asked for the names and email addresses of three references in the application process. References will be contacted to upload the letter of reference directly. Application materials will only be accepted through the online application system (mailed or emailed applications will not be considered.)

For full consideration, application materials should be received on or before January 5, 2018. Semi-finalist interviews will be held at the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA (February 21-24, 2018) or via Skype.

Inquiries should be directed to Meaghan Barry, Search Committee Chair,

Pay Basis Monthly
Open Date 10/12/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
EEO Statement:

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial)
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Work Sample
  6. Design Philosophy
  7. Student Work Sample
Optional Documents