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Summary of Position: The Division of Art and Design at Indiana Wesleyan University seeks a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Design to teach in a Christ-centered, active, and vibrant undergraduate design program and to join an intensely passionate cohort of design educators who believe in social impact design and fostering tomorrow’s design leaders.
The practice of design at Indiana Wesleyan University equips students to become conscientious designers who have a robust skillset to impact the greater world. Known for its outstanding program, the IWU Art + Design Division is committed to actively influencing the discourse on the frontiers of new design thinking and design pedagogy. The design program offers instruction in areas of visual communication, user experience design, digital design, print-based design, social impact design, design process, and research, rhetorics, semiotics and identity, and type and image.
The successful candidate will combine teaching with scholarly endeavors. Applicants should show evidence of personal faith in Jesus Christ, comfort with the Wesleyan- Arminian theology, and commitment to liberal learning and the integration of Christian faith and learning.
Pending funding, start date will be Fall 2021.
Duties and Responsibilities
The division seeks an outstanding and dynamic designer with a combination of studio skills focused on method and theory based approaches, along with a deep commitment to teaching and advising undergraduate students in design. Applicants must have the ability and experience to teach all levels of undergraduate design courses.
Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.
Candidates must have a terminal degree, preferably an MFA or MDES in the field of visual communication design, user experience design, digital design, or a related design field.
The ideal candidate will possess a strong record of teaching, scholarship, service, and dedication to the ideals of liberal learning, and an educational philosophy based on the centrality of Jesus Christ and the integration of faith and learning.
LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER
As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
About Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan University is an energized Christian academic community helping to shape tomorrow's "World Changers."
We offer career opportunities, great benefits, and environment that welcomes and values creativity, diversity, and a work experience that is both challenging and rewarding!
If you're looking for the chance to learn, grow, and make a contribution to our community, we would love to have you apply.