External News

28 December 2016

The University of Florida’s School of Art + Art History (SA+AH) seeks two new tenure-track faculty members in graphic design at the rank of assistant professor to contribute to the growth of our vibrant program. We seek forward-looking educators with the intellectual, communication, organizational, and leadership skills to advance our graduate and undergraduate design program through research, teaching, and service. The ideal candidates will demonstrate a conceptual, scholarly approach to design practice and research; an understanding of contemporary design issues, methods, and technologies; and engage questions

of culture and community. Preferred design and visual communications expertise includes: user experience and interaction, design for social and public good, design history/theory/criticism, information design, strategic design, design innovation and entrepreneurship, environmental design, and intercultural and/or global communication. These new faculty positions will support initiatives including graduate-level curriculum and program development, a community-based professional and social practice studio, and the expansion of access to design across campus, including outreach to other disciplines.

Responsibilities: Teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, active engagement in scholarly and/or creative research, and service to the Graphic Design Program, School, College, and University. Participate in curriculum and program development and outreach.

Minimum Requirements: Applicants must hold a terminal degree (MFA, MDes, MGD, PhD) in graphic design or related field and have teaching or instructional experience.

Preferred Qualifications: A strong conceptual approach to graphic design; demonstrated ability to foster design thinking and innovation; conversant with contemporary design issues, concepts, methods and technologies; and demonstrable interest in developing productive connections across disciplines at a research university. Record of teaching experience beyond graduate assistantship, graduate level teaching, professional and/or research experience in one or more of the following areas: user experience and interaction, design for social and public good, design history/theory/criticism, information design, strategic design, design innovation and entrepreneurship, and intercultural and/or global communication.

Two full-time, nine month, tenure accruing faculty positions.

Rank: Assistant Professor.

Expected start date: August 16, 2017

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw... assistant-professor-of-graphic-design-2-vacancies Online applications must include the following in one pdf document: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of design and/or research philosophy; (4) statement of teaching philosophy; (5) creative or academic research samples —included or links to view online; (6) work of students—included or links to view online. The application system will prompt the applicant for the names/emails of three references. The search committee will notify the applicant before the system contacts those references, who will be requested to upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 23, 2017 and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by January 23, 2017. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Inquiries may be sent to:

Bethany Taylor

Chair, Graphic Design Search

Email: bwarp@ufl.edu

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 4621 or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and sta seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and those who practice conduct of inclusion.

The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and
any other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.


Established over 50 years ago, we o er undergraduate and graduate degrees in graphic design. Our alumni work in a range of positions including: art direction, user experience design, design strategy, brand development, environmental and exhibition design, and numerous other specialties within print and communication design. The undergraduate program in Graphic Design is centered on a uniquely collaborative studio/classroom environment where students work together within a vibrant learning community. This structure is key to our curriculum as it empowers and prepares students for life-long careers as design professionals. The graduate program attracts an international, interdisciplinary group of students interested in the study of design beyond the professional practice. For more information and samples of student work, visit http://arts.ufl.edu/academics/...


Organized within the College of the Arts, the School of Art + Art History plays an important role in the academic life of the university and in the community. The school has 34 full-time faculty, 320 undergraduate students, and more than 120
graduate students. Degree programs include the B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. Areas of study include visual art studies, art history, art education, museum studies, graphic design, and studio art (art + technology, ceramics, creative photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture). Also a part of the School of Art + Art History is the University Galleries—University Gallery, the Gary R. Libby Gallery, and Grinter Gallery — which provide exhibition space for professional and student artwork. The University Galleries play an integral role in the teaching mission of the School of Art + Art History, the College of the Arts, as well as serving the entire UF and Gainesville community. The School of Art + Art History is also home to WARP, (the Workshop for Art Research and Practice), the 4Most Gallery, and work and design facilities at Infinity Hall. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The art education program is accredited by NCATE. For more information, visit www.arts.ufl.edu/art.


The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence, and innovation across disciplines. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing
their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. The College o ers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,300 students are pursuing majors in degrees o ered by the College of the Arts under
the direction of 100 faculty members in its three accredited schools — the School of Art + Art History, School of Music, School of Theatre + Dance. In addition to its schools, the college comprises the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds
Institute, the Center for Arts and Public Policy, the Center for World Arts, the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.


The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the
nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership
in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and
the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio
Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet. 


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