TT Assistant Professor in Design Studies

Saturday, November 1, 2014 (All day)

Tenure-track assistant professor in Design Studies.

Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and scholarly work in design studies with a critical and interdisciplinary approach to the history, theory, and practice of design, and with a focus on graphic design and typography. Additional areas of expertise might include: design literacies; design and technology studies; information design; design for social advocacy; social media; media and communication theory; cultural theory.

The preferred candidate will have academic or professional teaching experience in such courses as graphic design, digital publishing, and interactive media. In addition, professional experience in design is desirable. Candidates will be expected to contribute to curriculum development in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Ph.D. preferred but M.F.A. with potential for research and creative work will be seriously considered.

The department's graduate and undergraduate programs afford faculty unique opportunities to teach and engage in research that both shapes and benefits from a rich multi-disciplinary environment. The department offers undergraduate major degrees in English; Liberal Arts; Communication, Culture, and Media; and Scientific and Technical Communication, and doctoral and master degrees in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture. The usual tenure-track teaching load is 2 courses (6 hrs.) per semester.Please see our website:

Application packages should be submitted electronically to: Please include: a letter of application, current vita, portfolio of creative work, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation (including one that addresses teaching).

Review of applications begins on November 1 and will continue until position is filled.


For inquiries, contact:

Sue Collins, PhD

Chair, Media Search

Department of Humanities

Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931-1295

(906) 487-3260


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