Assistant Professor

  • North Carolina Central University
  • Durham, NC
  • May 05, 2022
Full time Design (all areas)

Job Description

Position Number: 610006

FTE: 1=9/10 month -Faculty only

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The aim of the Department of Art and Design is to provide challenging instruction in an intellectually stimulating environment, where students become informed and well-rounded artists and designers. The department supports the educational needs of students seeking to develop knowledge and skills in both traditional and new media arts. NCCU emphasizes excellence in teaching and offers a BA degree in Art with three concentrations: Visual Communications, Studio Art, and Art Studies. In addition to traditional education and training in the visual arts, the department proudly celebrates and fosters the study of artistic productions of African American and African culture, emphasizing the past and present contributions of people of color.

Primary Purpose of Position

The successful candidate will show a high aptitude with design thinking, typography and communication design fundamentals for print, motion, and interactive media; and will possess knowledge of and skills with related technologies; specifically, knowledge of the suite of applications within the Adobe Create Cloud. Evidence of successful mentorship or teaching at the college or university level, and the potential for success in a scholarship and/or creative activity is required. The selected entrant will be able to teach design principles and theories in graphic design and associated Visual Communications courses; focused on print communications, dynamic motion graphics media, and digital platforms for interactivity; and will champion and employ effective strategies for design thinking, ideation, materials, and methods. The successful candidate will show confirmation of engagement in contemporary design communities or emerging media practices related to graphic design; and have an appreciation for the interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary kind of design, where collaboration is valued, and engaging in design through various media and platforms is fostered.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The successful candidate must be familiar with inclusive teaching, issues related to unconscious bias in design, and/or accessible design; research and/or professional practice that addresses issues relevant to promotion of just societies, sustainability; and must be open to future methodologies and technologies in visual communication as new methods and media continue to emerge. 
The successful candidate's research and/or creative activity, and teaching focus will be in any of the following areas: 
Human-centered or user experience/user interface design; mobile and/or emergent technologies; UX/UI design; print, interactive or motion design; design strategy, research, history, theory, and criticism; service design or community engagement; generative design and data visualization; or speculative technologies such as VR, AR or AI.

Minimum Education/Experience

Master of Arts (MA), Master of Graphic Design (MGD), Master of Design (MDes), Master of Product Design (MPD), Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Graphic Design and New Media, or Ph.D.

Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation


Equal Opportunity Employer

North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Posting Number: EPA02172P

COVID Compliance

Effective March 7, 2022, Please refer to the NCCU COVID 19 webpage:

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