The College of the Arts (COTA) and The School of Art + Design at Portland State University invite applications for an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design with a Focus on Online Education, commencing Fall 2019. This is a tenure-track, 1.0 FTE, 9-month position.
In conjunction with the Graphic Design faculty and the School Director, this position will be primarily responsible for developing, coordinating, and maintaining the quality of online educational courses in Graphic Design in the School of Art + Design. The School of Art + Design seeks candidates who are engaged makers with a strong record of professional practice/research. A successful candidate will demonstrate an expansive view of the field of graphic design, a connection to contemporary and emerging practices, and the ability to stay current in the latest design methods, technologies, and platforms that engage students in productive online learning. In addition to teaching, the position entails participating in curricular development, playing a leadership role in the Graphic Design program, and supporting the program's events and activities.
About the Graphic Design Department:
PSU Graphic Design's mission is to foster the development of strong and engaged communication designers. PSU's Graphic Design program equips students to conquer creative challenges with a breadth of technical and artistic skills. Our program prepares students to be exploratory, experimental, collaborative graphic designers who can thrive in today's world.
The faculty in the design program at Portland State University are active makers as well as educators. Through their efforts and connections, Portland State's graphic design students become part of the larger design community.
The graphic design program at PSU draws its strength from its location within an expanded School of Art + Design and a large research university. PSU.GD's curriculum is informed by proximity to programs such as MFAs in Studio and Social Practice and BFA in Art Practice. Students have the opportunity to collaborate across programs and take advantage of facilities and lecture series outside of the PSU.GD offerings.
Research and/or strong professional accomplishments in the field of Graphic Design.
A strong interest in and/or experience in developing and implementing online courses with a desire to develop curriculum around these topics.
MFA or equivalent terminal degree in Graphic Design or closely related field.
Mastery in typography, visual design, and conceptual problem solving.
Proven leadership in professional or academic arenas.
Teaching experience at the university level, both in person and online.
Proven leadership and experience in the creation and instruction of online courses. A background working in a collaborative educational environment.
High level and up-to-date skills in design software/tools and creative technologies.
Experience in interactive design, UX and/or UI design.
A background in grant writing and willingness to pursue external funding resources.
Internal Number: 28465
About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state