The School of Art at Ball State University welcomes applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor to begin in August 2022. This is a full-time non-tenure-track one-year position for the 2022-23 academic year. Ball State University is bringing Game Design to our program with the addition of a BFA track in its current Animation Program that will begin in 2023. This hire will have the opportunity to work on this broadly collaborative concentration major that will include students from Computer Science, Music Production, and Animation. This hire presents an opportunity to bring in UI and UX into and beyond what is thought of as traditional Graphic Design. We are looking for someone who is interested in bridging and leveraging the gap between disciplinary tracks, opening new opportunities for our students and the broader field.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Position Function: Primary teaching responsibilities in Visual Communication with courses related to typography, branding, cross-media editorial design, User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) design, digital design, motion graphics, and Design Thinking.
Course development support and mentoring will be offered, as will opportunities for Committee Service and community engagement
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s in Visual Communication, Graphic Design, or other relevant terminal degree in a design discipline from an accredited institution by date of appointment. Proficiency in industry standard graphic design and UI/UX tools: Adobe CC (Ps, Ai, Id, Ae, Xd), Figma, and/or Sketch. Strong understanding of typography, design fundamentals, and design processes. Experience in branding, editorial design, UI, UX, motion graphics, web design, and digital design. Experience/Interest in using a course management system such as CANVAS to convey course information to students, including documentation of student success. Interest and/or expertise in bridging the gap between traditional Graphic Design and interactivity.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Practicing designer with a record of increasing exhibition/scholarly activities or Industry experience. College level teaching experience.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/30706 . Include the following documents with your application: cover letter, curriculum vitae and addressed to Andy Beane. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500. Please upload under the “Portfolio” document a portfolio of no more than 20 samples of your current professional work and 10 examples of student work (labeled as such) saved as a single PDF (with links to time-based work).
The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted. Some other documents that can be included are course syllabi, a project sheet under the “Other” document, and a teaching philosophy statement.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 05/27/2022.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.