Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

POSTED BY: kroyltu | Fri Oct 23rd, 2015 9:49 a.m.
LOCATION: Lawrence Technological University

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Lawrence Technological University

The College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University is seeking outstanding candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Graphic Design. It is anticipated that the appointment will commence in August 2016. Applicants will be expected to teach various undergraduate courses and supervise final thesis projects for students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design program and other programs in the Department of Art and Design. LTU’s Graphic Design program offers a comprehensive curriculum that addresses the ever-changing field, ranging from traditional print media to the latest innovations in electronic multimedia and time-based mediums including user interface design, video and sound.

The successful candidate will be required to teach a full-time faculty teaching workload, as defined by the University’s Faculty Handbook. Applicants are also expected to contribute in the area of service, which may involve serving on University or College committees and involvement in professional or community activities, and the development of a research or creative agenda. Further duties may include curriculum development, recruiting adjunct faculty, and assisting with program positioning and student recruitment. Preference will be given to applicants with a passion for teaching and with a strong theoretical and applied knowledge in graphic design subject areas or with evidence of substantive creative achievement as a design professional. The Department of Art and Design prepares students to critically engage creative inquiry, visual literacy, and design thinking with an emphasis upon practical application and social responsibility. This is accomplished through a commitment to history, theory, and making within both traditional and emerging practices. Our methods embrace the dialogue between physical and digital approaches and technologies, and are design to support the education of a new generation of innovators.

Candidates should hold a MFA, or equivalent design degree. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Founded in 1932, LTU is a private university, accredited by the NCA’s Higher Learning Commission. The University maintains a 120-acre campus in Southfield, Michigan as well as a Center for Design and Technology in Detroit. LTU has study abroad programs in Europe, South America, and Asia and serves a diverse student body, including traditional and non-traditional students.

Interested candidates should e-mail (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a list of three references with contact information, (4) a brief portfolio of relevant professional, scholarly, and creative work, (5) a brief portfolio of student work if applicable, and (6) a brief statement describing the applicant’s scholarly and pedagogical philosophy to Kate Roy at Applicants will be reviewed commencing in the fall semester and the review process will continue until the position is filled. Lawrence Technological University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.


Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan USA 48075
United States of America