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University of Utah Non Tenure Track in Salt Lake City, Utah

Proposed Faculty Rank Non Tenure Track

Department 00074 - Art/Art History Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 7/1/2020


The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah invites applications for a full-time teaching position in Graphic Design commencing in Fall 2020.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an MFA , MGD , MDes or equivalent terminal degree and exhibit a contemporary vision and approach to Graphic Design. Applicants should demonstrate exceptional skills in graphic design with a strong professional record of industry experience. Teaching experience beyond graduate school is preferred. Materials for consideration should include evidence of unique design skills, a broad understanding of the digital tools necessary for visual communication in the 21st century and an ability to translate this in a classroom environment.

With an average of 100 undergraduate students, the Graphic Design program aims to educate and mentor students so that they may be successful in the profession of design. Our process-oriented curriculum engages students in the exploration of visual communication strategies and techniques across a variety of media, and is designed to prepare students to enter the field as nationally competitive creative professionals.

The new faculty member will help to broaden, build and strengthen the diversity of offerings in the BFA program. This position includes teaching both foundational and advanced level Graphic Design courses. This is considered a full-time teaching position. Additional teaching-related duties include building curriculum, reviewing portfolios, and assisting with the continued growth and recruitment in the undergraduate program in Graphic Design. The mission of the department is directed towards a diverse, inclusive, rigorous and responsible environment that reaches across disciplines. Engagement with the Creative Campus Initiative is encouraged, as well as exploring ways to work with faculty and students from other College of Fine Arts departments/schools (Dance, Film & Media Arts, Music, and Theatre).

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, teaching philosophy statement, CV, two course syllabi (please upload as “applicant document – other”), contact information for three letters of recommendation, a portfolio of 20 examples of the applicant’s work, and 20 examples of the applicant’s students’ work (please upload as “example of research – 1”). The portfolio should be in PDF format, and include titles/short descriptions, media, size, and year created.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Applications must be submitted electronically by January 24, 2020 to ensure full consideration. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Open Date 11/25/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00530CF

Type Faculty

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