Professional Lecturer, Graphic Design (Term, Non-Tenure-Track) (23-24)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: 194858553
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
Job ID: 101652 Rank: Instructor/Professional Lecturer College/School: Chicago, IL - Jarvis College of Computing & Digital Media Responsibilities:
The School of Design within the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University invites applicants for a term faculty (non-tenure track) position to begin in September 2023. Job responsibilities include teaching and providing service to the School of Design and the broader institution. The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member in the School of Design and will have primary teaching responsibilities in the area of Graphic Design with opportunities to teach in the undergraduate and graduate levels.
DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas in their diversity statement. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Who We Are
Located in the heart of Chicago, the School of Design prides itself on nurturing a diverse body of students to become visionary designers who will become leaders in their fields. The School of Design uniquely comprises a range of design disciplines (graphic, game, UX/interactive, industrial) working closely alongside one another. We are interested in applicants with a focus in graphic design who can foster collaborations with students and colleagues across the school. Our faculty builds bridges within and outside DePaul and engages in community outreach that reflects DePaul's Vincentian Mission. The school has a nationally ranked graphic design program with a faculty engaged in diverse practices from design futures and radical technologies to brand strategy, illustration, and type design. You can learn more about the School of Design and its various programs here: https://www.cdm.depaul.edu/about/Pages/School-of-Design.aspx
Faculty in the School of Design are given many forms of support to develop their careers. Faculty have access to cutting-edge equipment and lab spaces, including two well-equipped makerspaces with facilities for fabricating wood, metal, plastics, soft goods, and electronics; a print lab; recording, film, stop-motion animation, and motion-capture studios; and several VR and AR production spaces. The position features support for professional development including funding for presentation of work at festivals, galleries, museums, and conferences. Colleagues in the School of Design program are dedicated to mutual success and growth, and we are interested in someone who will add new dimensions to our programs.
Required Qualifications: We are looking for faculty with skills and experience in digital/interactive design, typography, visual design, motion graphics, or emerging media and technology with a commitment to both traditional and contemporary design practices.
Applicants must demonstrate a record of teaching and creative experience or have extensive professional experience in the field. Exemplary applicants will be able to teach both theoretical and practical hands-on courses, will have experience in design research, and be motivated to work with faculty and students on building curriculum and leading school-wide initiatives.
We are seeking candidates who are motivated to develop curricula and work on efforts that address diversity and anti-racism and respond to contemporary industry trends, societal issues, and dynamic, intersecting design disciplines. You can read more about DePaul's mission here: https://offices.depaul.edu/mission-ministry/about/Pages/mission.aspx .
Candidates with an MFA, MDes (or equivalent degree), or extensive professional experience, are strongly encouraged to apply. Special Instructions to Applicants: For priority consideration, apply by December 1, 2022; applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
To apply please submit the following application materials:
a cover letter
a curriculum vitae or resume,
a statement of teaching philosophy,
a diversity statement that addresses your values, experiences and future plans concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion,
a portfolio of creative work
syllabi from prior courses or a detailed syllabus for a proposed course
names and contact details of three references who have agreed to provide a reference letter
Cover Letter(1) C.V.(1) Teaching Statement(1) Diversity Statement(1) Portfolio(1) Syllabus(1) Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.