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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

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Faculty, Lamoni Campus

October 24, 2022

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Graceland University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, with potential to start January 1, 2023 on the Lamoni, Iowa, campus. An MFA with an emphasis in Graphic Design or equivalent is required.

The successful applicant will be:

  • a forward-thinking designer who is familiar with contemporary graphic design practice invested in innovative, student-centered pedagogy
  • focused on the education of designers and artists within a liberal arts curriculum and value student mentoring
  • committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching and interested in art and design as a means for social change
  • able to communicate design concepts and rationale to a non-specialist audience and strive to create welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, and willing to engage in dialogue and foster student work around issues of difference.

Application Procedure:
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, creative works portfolio, unofficial transcripts, teaching statement and portfolio, including examples of inclusive pedagogy, and a list of at least three professional references with contact information. Official transcript(s) will be needed at time of hire. Start date: optional January 1, 2023 or August 2023. Review of application will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are required. All materials should be sent to: Dr. Sara Blessing, Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, sblessi1@graceland.edu.

For more information about the art program, please visit the art program website.

Graceland is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Graceland welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. We’re looking for candidates who share our commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

About Graceland University and the program of Art and Design:
Graceland is a small, historic, private, liberal arts university situated in south central Iowa, approximately 70 miles south of Des Moines, IA and 120 miles north of Kansas City, MO. Art and Design is a dynamic program with a forward thinking, cross-disciplinary focus that emphasizes creativity, innovation, arts advocacy, and human expression. Our curriculum promotes visual and conceptual inquiry, risk-taking, and problem-solving. We prepare students to thrive in arts-centered careers, make creative contributions to their community, and pursue lifelong engagement in the visual arts.

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