Assistant Professor of Design, Full-time Tenure Track, position #14626

Posted: Jan 20, 2023

The School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Design, tenure track faculty position. The successful applicant will augment faculty expertise in Design curriculum, Graduate Design curriculum, and the Design Research Studio.

Ideal candidates will have experience in graphic design with a depth of knowledge in at least one area: app development, web design, digital media, AR/VR, motion graphics, UX/UI, or branding/market strategy.

Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. 


1.        Conduct ongoing peer-reviewed creative research as appropriate for a design faculty member at a Carnegie High Research Activity institution.

2.        Teach undergraduate and graduate-level design courses. The standard teaching load for tenure-track faculty is two courses per semester.

3.        Provide service within a design team environment: by participating in course development, program planning, assisting in advising, and recruiting and retention activities.

4.        Participate in the school, university, community, and professional service.


Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a terminal degree or meet the tested experience requirements outlined below.

The terminal degree must be in a design-related discipline. e.g., MFA in Graphic Design, Interactive Design, UX/UI, App or Web Development/Design, MDe or MS in Design related discipline, Ph.D. in Design related discipline, or closely related field by time of hire.

Candidates holding a bachelor's degree in a design discipline may be considered if they have at least 5 years of professionally tested experience outside of the classroom in real-world situations relevant to the discipline in which the faculty member would be teaching. Peer-reviewed activities include, but are not limited to, professional certifications, awards, award of competitive contracts/work, grants, publications, and workshops.


This position requires the understanding and ability to teach both 2/d and 3/d design, and a demonstrated interest in collaborative design work between graphic design, industrial design and business.


Preferred Qualifications:

?         Experience developing future-related design approaches.

?         College level teaching above a graduate appointment.

?         Documented Design Research working with or focused on underrepresented/marginalized communities.


It is anticipated that the successful applicant will begin the appointment on Aug 16th, 2023.


More information about the position, program, and university can be found via the sites listed below.


Applications must be submitted via the apply button or via  position #14626


Contact Aaron Scott at [email protected], SIU SoAD Design Area Head, with any questions.

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