Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration Program (BPMI) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Art and Visual Culture (AVC) in the College of Design at Iowa State University are offering a Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor position in BPMI. This position is open to part-time or full-time starting August 16th, 2021.
Qualified candidates will bring new approaches, tools, and techniques to digital rendering while maintaining principles of scientific illustration to their teaching. The required BPMI courses to be taught are listed below along with the responsibilities to serving on the BPMI Advisory Committee. Additional teaching opportunities are possible as compliments the faculty member's area of expertise.
BPMI 326, Illustration and Illustration Software
Foundation-intermediate level scientific illustration digital rendering in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, including digital workflows, scanning and digitizing work, digital rendering techniques, and best practices and protocols.
BPMIÂ 327, Illustration as Communication
Investigation of illustration as a form of communication. Emphasis on problem solving, effective composition, and advancement of rendering skills.
BPMI Advisory Committee
Provide input on program concerns such as curricular development, student portfolio reviews, and student support, including 1-2 meetings adjacent to the academic year following spring term to debrief and prior to fall semester for academic year planning.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
-MFA/MA/MS/M.Sc.BMC/MSMI, or similar degree in scientific/medical illustration/visualization, or related field.
-Evidence of professional development must be presented, including professional practice examples, exhibitions, publications, and workshops.
-Teaching experience in higher education.
-Ability to distill complex content for effective visual presentation.
-Knowledge of visual conventions applied to a variety of subsets of art, science, and design.
-Trained in traditional and digital techniques and visual communication principles.
-Ability to teach in an interdisciplinary setting.
-Experience in digital media and digital rendering as well as scientific illustration/visualization.
Iowa State Universityâs interdepartmental undergraduate major in Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration (BPMI) is a shared program of the ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) and the College of Design. The program is housed in LAS and administered by an advisory board of faculty members from both colleges.
The BPMI major is designed for students who want to combine their interests and aptitudes in science and art. Students take a mix of courses concentrated on the natural sciences in LAS and studio art in Design. They learn the latest artistic techniques, visual design skills, and the business of being a visual communicator. They become proficient in producing a broad range of artwork, including drawings, paintings and photographs, which are scientifically accurate and aesthetically pleasing. Award-winning faculty members with years of professional and academic experience and an advisory board of scientists and artists help direct, advise and mentor students through their academic careers.
Iowa State University has one of the longest-running undergraduate programs of this type in the nation. Fewer than a dozen such programs or opportunities exist for undergraduate studies in the U.S. The ISU BPMI program specializes in preparing students for graduate degree programs in medical and scientific illustration. Graduate schools often recommend students receive a bachelorâs degree from Iowa State because of the strength of the combined science and art components of our program.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.