Iowa State University Lecturer - Graphic Design in Ames, Iowa

Special Instructions

Special Instructions Summary

Posting Details

Posting Number 800099

Working Title Lecturer - Graphic Design

Advertised Employing Department Graphic Design

Appointment Type Faculty - Non-Tenure-Eligible

Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months)

Full or Part Time Part-Time

Pay Frequency Monthly

Proposed Start Date 08/16/2018

Proposed End Date or Length of Term

Number of Months Employed Per Year 9

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Graphic Design in the College of Design at Iowa State University is welcoming applications as part of a lecturer-pool. The teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate levels of graphic design, which may include subjects such as, graphic design, typography, symbology, packaging design, human-computer interface design, experience design, publication design, design for social impact, and web design.

The successful candidate must be able to: - develop and teach independent courses, as well as teach current courses as part of a coordinated and dynamic team of graphic design instructors - demonstrate a clear understanding of design processes, design research, and design methodology as part of the creative process.

Required Education and Experience

MFA in graphic design OR BFA in graphic design + masters in related discipline OR BFA in graphic design + 5 years professional experience

Preferred Education and Experience

Experience developing and teaching Graphic Design courses.

Demonstrated understanding of design processes, design research, and design methodology as part of the creative process.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Department/Program & College Description

The Department of Graphic Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and is part of ISU’s College of Design. Along with Departments of Architecture, Art and Visual Cultures, Community and Regional Planning, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture.

The College of Design is dedicated to all forms of diversity and inclusion, and committed to the expanded role of design as an agent of change in society. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples and is dedicated to supporting work-life balance through an array of flexible policies.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Bernard Canniffe

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Department Contact Email

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Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

This is a lecturer-pool announcement. The fraction of work and duration of contract will depend on course loads/needs.

The guaranteed consideration date for this position is July 8, 2018. However applications may continue to be submitted until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 07/08/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Lecturer - 1400

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Job Category Faculty