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Assistant Teaching Professor Visual Communications/Graphic Design and Graphics Arts Management

Ball State University

Last Updated: 4/29/22

Job Description

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.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching a range of courses in Visual Communication as well as Graphics Arts Management. Course topics may include typography, branding, cross-media editorial design, digital design, printing technology, and packaging.

Course development support and mentoring will be offered, as will opportunities for Committee Service and community engagement.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Graphic Arts Management, or other relevant disciplines from an accredited institution by date of appointment. Proficiency in industry standard graphic design software: Adobe CC (Ps, Ai, Id, Ae). Strong understanding of typography, design fundamentals, design processes, and print production methods. Experience in branding, editorial design, and digital design. Professional practice in Visual Communication and/or Graphic Arts Management. Interest and/or expertise in bridging the gap between Graphic Design and Print Production.

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 printing industry experience. College level teaching experience.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/30717.

Required documents in the “Applicant Documents” section of this application are:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 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 following documents are optional and may be uploaded:

  • A sample syllabus under the “Course Syllabi” document
  • A project sheet under the “Other” document
  • A teaching philosophy statement
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • Graduate transcript

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through May 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.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
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 Sta...