University of Houston - Downtown, Arts & Humanities
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, tenure-track, University of Houston-Downtown (UHD). Begins fall semester, 2013. Four/three course load teaching 1st and 2nd semester computer graphic design and courses in related areas based on the applicant's expertise. While open to students throughout the university, the position primarily supports the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, a major within the Department of Arts and Humanities. Additional responsibilities can include coursework within the Department of English both in their Professional Writing major and Digital Media Minor. The ability of the successful candidate to present new courses that help expand the curriculum is a welcome asset. Candidates with research interests in an area of Critical Race studies will be especially attractive.
Additional responsibilities include participation in departmental, college-wide and university committees. The individual is also responsible for professional creativity/research that contributes to his or her field. MFA or terminal degree required; teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will join a rapidly growing arts and humanities department consisting of 26 full-time and over 40 part-time faculty members in Fine Arts, Humanities, Communication Studies, and Spanish. With over 12,000 students in the heart of downtown Houston, the ethnic diversity of UHD reflects that of the Houston metroplex. Located in the midst of a vibrant and welcoming arts community, UHD is located steps away from the downtown theatre district, world class symphony, ballet and opera companies, and a short distance from renowned museums.
The University of Houston - Downtown will be a premier city university where all students will engage in high-impact educational experiences and graduate with 21st Century skills.
About the University of Houston-Downtown
Founded in 1974, UHD is an urban university with nearly 13,000 students and more than 30,000 alumni. UHD is ranked 37th nationally for graduating both Hispanic and African-American students with bachelor's degrees and is a federally qualified Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). The University is dedicated to integrating teaching, service and research to prepare students for success in a dynamic global society. UHD is the second largest, four-year, public university in Houston and is a separate university within the University of Houston System.
UHD has been recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions west of the Mississippi and is located in the fourth largest city in the nation, home to 26 Fortune 500 companies and other world-class institutions. The campus is located in the central business district near three professional sports stadiums and the dynamic Theatre District.
Awards and Recognition 2012
In 2012 UHD was the only public Texas university named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction by The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), recognizing outreach efforts and thousands of hours of community service by students. In addition, the University was recognized by G.I. Magazine as one of the top Military Friendly schools in the nation in 2011 and 2012 for support of veterans.
MFA or terminal degree required; teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate will join a rapidly growing arts and humanities department consisting of 26 full-time and over 40 part-time faculty members in Fine Arts, Humanities, Communication Studies, and Spanish.
Review of materials will begin October 1, 2012, followed by telephone interviews with prospective candidates and continuing with on-campus interviews until the positions are filled. Employment eligibility verification is requested prior to interviews. The deadline for applying is January 15, 2013.
An application, CV, and cover letter are required. Documents that cannot be attached should be sent to:
In accordance with H.B. #558, Selective Service Registration may be required. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.
|Secondary Categories:||Digital Humanities