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Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Interaction Design

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Interaction Design
Job Posting Number 20180070FAC
Job Location San Marcos
Department School of Art and Design
Position Description

The successful candidate will be part of this vibrant program and contribute to the ever-changing design discipline. Responsibilities include:
• teach up to three courses per semester at the BFA and/or the MFA level,
• participate in curriculum development,
• pursue research/creative activity and building a substantive record of professional/peer recognition, and
• engage in service to the school, college, university, community and profession.

Required Qualifications

• An MFA, MDes or PhD degree in communication design, visual communication, graphic design, interaction design, or related discipline completed before September 2018.
• A record of professional accomplishments in research/creative activity within the area of interaction design as it pertains to the communication design discipline.
• Demonstrated knowledge in design utilizing current and emerging interactive technologies, via Web Design, Mobile Application Design (iOS or Android), User Experience Design (UX), User Interface Design (UI), HTML/CSS, typography for screen, social media strategies, rapid prototyping techniques, user testing methodologies, design research, and other pertinent skills.
• Successful college-level teaching experience (faculty of record, student teaching accepted) in the area of communication design.
• Strong design mechanics and conceptual skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Knowledge of and experience with computer-mediated technologies, core and emerging software applications, relevant to the Communication Design discipline.

The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on the university and school established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

• One or more years of successful university-level teaching interaction design as it pertains to the communication design discipline (graduate teaching included).
• Three or more years of professional work experience, as an interaction designer and ability to bring those experiences into the classroom.
• Curriculum development for interaction design at all levels, including foundations.
• Knowledge of and experience in motion graphics, digital film, animation, brand, 3D animation, virtual/augmented reality, and the digital space.
• Knowledge of and experience in fabrication of physical objects (3D printing, CNC, etc.) as it pertains to interaction design.
• Online and/or hybrid teaching experience.
• Service-related activities in undergraduate and graduate design program(s), or professional organization(s).
• Successful funding procurement and grant activity.
• Graduate-level research/theses supervision and advising experience.
• Application of design thinking and user-centered methodologies in classroom and research.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/20775.

Application must include:
1. Letter of application stating how your experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for this position (not to exceed 2 pages).
2. Current curriculum vitae.
3. Digital files representing ten of your creative works (may include time-based excerpts no longer than five minutes each).
4. Digital files of ten student works created under your direction.
5. An annotated list for both personal and student files. For personal work, state title, media, and date. For student work, provide course title, media, date, and assignment.
6. Statement of teaching philosophy (one page maximum).
7. Statement addressing your current interaction design work as it pertains to the communication design discipline (one page maximum).
8. Contact information (e-mail address, phone numbers) for three current references.

Search finalist will be asked to provide photocopies of graduate transcripts. The candidate selected for hire will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.

Examples of web/video/animation/motion graphics must be listed as hyperlinks within the PDF file and link to portfolio web sites or video sharing sites such as Vimeo. Do not upload motion graphics files.

All correspondence regarding the search will be conducted via email. Please send any inquires to art-design@txstate.edu and include job number #20180070FAC in all correspondence.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2018
Open Date
Review Date 12/31/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Digital Files (Personal Creative Works)
  4. Digital Files (Students Work)
  5. Annotated List
  6. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  7. Samples of Scholarly Work/Research
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference