Design Job: Assistant/Associate Professor at American University

Interested in inspiring a new generation of interactive designers? American University in Washington, DC, is seeking qualified candidates for a tenure-track position in its Graphic Design department. The assistant/associate professor position will teach user experience and game design. Click through to read more about the position and the application process:

The Department of Art and the Graphic Design Program invite applications for a tenure line position in Graphic Design at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in Fall 2013. We are seeking candidates who are able to teach a variety of courses in the undergraduate graphic design curriculum, with concentration in interactive and user experience design and participation in the university’s persuasive gaming initiative. An MFA in Graphic Design or equivalent terminal degree in a closely associated and relevant field is required. The committee will give preference to applicants with the appropriate academic, professional and teaching experience.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable professional experience or a trajectory in scholarly/creative research in user experience design, persuasive gaming or information visualization and design and be knowledgeable of design considerations in mobile technologies, and other experimental and evolving design and technology topics. The candidate must be able to teach relevant principles in interaction design as well as coding and programming for web (HTML, CSS, Java Script). Additional programing skills and experience with motion graphics and are desirable. We expect the selected candidate to take on a proactive leadership role in curricular development and new program articulations.

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