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Assistant Professor

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Job no: 499559
Department: Art
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Summary:

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Communication Design to begin August 2022. The Assistant Professor will teach, conduct research, advise, and provide service to the department, profession, and university.

The Department of Art at Miami University educates socially responsible leaders in the fields of art and design who explore and create significant ideas. These globally-engaged citizens help shape society, inspire future generations, and share the value of art and design as an essential part of life. Areas within the department are NASAD accredited and offer majors in Art Education, Art and Architecture History, Communication Design, and Studio Art (with concentrations in ceramics, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture). Over 260 majors are currently enrolled in these degrees, and the Department features an approximate 15:1 student-to-teacher ratio in our studio courses/seminars. The College of Creative Arts at Miami University is dedicated to the work of anti-racism.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA, MDes, Ph.D or equivalent in Graphic Design, Communication Design, or a closely related field by date of appointment; a demonstrated ability to teach concepts of communication/graphic design in formal and/or informal learning environments; a strong knowledge of the communication/graphic design field including software and production expertise or skills in branding, design research, human-centered design, service design, interaction or user experience design.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with experience or specialty in one or more of the following: community-based design; critical race design; decolonizing design; equity-centered design; trauma-informed design; design justice; and/or developing inclusive and innovative practices and/or curricula to bring forward the voices of historically underrepresented communities in a multicultural, global world. Consideration may also be given to candidates who have previous university-level teaching experience, professional experience in the field, an active record of research and/or creative practice in design.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter addressing the position description, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a URL of a personal website that includes portfolio samples or your work as well as images of student work samples (as “multimedia”) and a one-page diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Inquiries may be directed to Zack Tucker at

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin January 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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