We have an opening for someone to teach graphic design at the
University of Minnesota Duluth.
If you have any questions about our graphic design program,
please feel free to contact me.
Gunnar Swanson Gunnar Swanson
University of Minnesota Duluth Gunnar Swanson Design Office
Department of Art 916 East 3rd Street #110
317 Humanities Duluth MN 55805-2139
Duluth MN 55812
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THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH
Assistant Professor in Graphic Design
Full time (9 month), tenure-track appointment
Teach in the following areas: graphic design, including computer-based
graphics; typography; digital imaging; graphic systems, and/or other
areas as assigned. Join 3+ person faculty design team, support a rapidly
growing major, share in the supervision of student internships, student
design services program. Familiarity with graphic design history and
theory and computer-based motion graphics preferred. University and
community service, advising, and research/creative activity expected.
Opportunities for additional evening and/or summer session teaching
assignments may be available.
M.F.A. or other terminal degree in graphic design or related field
required. Degree must be conferred by employment start date. Two years
college level teaching experience in computer-based graphic design minimum;
five years college teaching experience preferred. T.A. experience acceptable.
Record of national design awards/publications; writing on design for
popular and academic press; and evidence of innovation in teaching
desired. Broad view of graphic design required. Knowledge of QuarkXPress,
Illustrator, and Photoshop on the Mac required. Director and F.D. Painter
knowledge desirable. Demonstrated evidence of effective teaching and/or
communication skills required.
SALARY RANGE: $30,000-33,000
Term of Contract: September 1, 1996-May 31, 1998; renewable.
Last date applications accepted: February 16, 1996 (postmarked)
Applications must include a letter of interest; resume; three recent
letters of professional recommendation; minimum of twenty slides of
candidate's work in design, and slides of student work. Include
descriptive slide list. Disks or videotapes also accepted. Course syllabi
and student teaching evaluations are invited. A stamped, self-addressed
envelope must be included for return of slides. Official college transcripts
will be required from successful candidate. Submit application to:
Prof. Gloria D. Brush, Chair, GD3,
Department of Art,
University of Minnesota Duluth,
317 Humanities Building,
10 University Drive,
Duluth MN 55812
Questions concerning the Graphic Design program may be directed to search
member Prof. Gunnar Swanson, 218/726-8827.
UMD is the second largest campus of the University of Minnesota system.
The Art Department, with the Tweed Museum of Art close by, has 247 majors,
over half of them in graphic design, and thirteen-plus faculty. In
addition to nine studio areas, Art students use a new, state-of-the-art
Macintosh computer graphics lab.
Duluth, a port city, is located 2 1/2 hours north of Minneapolis on the
western tip of Lake Superior and is the cultural, business, and health care
center for northern Minnesota, and a popular tourist destination. The
region hosts a symphony, ballet, and visual arts center. Many year-round
outdoor recreational opportunities are available, including extensive
facilities at UMD, 65k of in-city cross-country ski tracks, and easy
access to the Boundary Waters canoe and wilderness area.
The School of Fine Arts includes the departments of Art, Music, and
Theatre; the Tweed Museum of Art; the Marshall Performing Arts Center;
and the Glensheen historic mansion on the lake. SFA is the only
collegiate unit in Minnesota dedicated solely to the training of artists
and arts professionals. In addition to SFA, UMD's collegiate units
include: the School of Business and Economics; College of Education and
Human Services Professions; College of Liberal Arts, College of Science
and Engineering; and the School of Medicine. UMD offers a comprehensive
undergraduate education, as well as selected graduate, professional, and
continuing education programs.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.