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Please send applications by email in a single pdf file to Benjamin Gaydos at using the subject line “Assistant Professor of Design Position”. Application materials (in a single pdf file) must include the following in order:

  1. letter of interest (maximum 3 pages) addressing how the candidate meets required and preferred qualifications;
  2. a current CV;
  3. copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts ;
  4. design portfolio including a statement (maximum 2 pages) of creative practice (and/or samples of scholarly papers if applicable);
  5. teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages);
  6. teaching portfolio;
  7. teaching evaluations, if applicable;
  8. Three letters of reference and contact information.


The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Michigan – Flint seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level starting on September 1st, 2019.  We seek a candidate to teach and develop courses that bridge the many intersecting areas of art, design, and technology, within a visual arts context. The ideal candidate will be well-prepared to: teach courses in interaction and web design; integrate hybrid practices in the department; teach courses in all levels of undergraduate learning, demonstrate an eagerness to engage with the Flint community in teaching and/or practice, have an interest in developing/refining the interaction design curriculum, and possess an eagerness to collaborate with faculty both within and outside of the department. The following areas of expertise are needed: interaction design, UI and UX, computer-aided art, time-based art (Animation, Installation, Performance, Photography, Film, Video) and foundations in Art/Design/Media.

Required Qualifications*

MFA, MDes or equivalent terminal degree (from an accredited institution) in design or related field (e.g. interaction design, graphic design, computational media design, interactive media arts, etc) required by the start date of the appointment; evidence of successful teaching experience with the potential to teach at all levels of undergraduate learning; and, evidence of an active, high-quality creative practice.

Include contact name, documents needed and an address to send documents for the faculty opening.


Desired Qualifications*

Ideal candidates will have at least a year of effective teaching experience (preferably more), expertise in one or more areas of design practice, knowledge of computational and/or emerging media, a demonstrated commitment to serving a diverse student body, and evidence of community-engaged creative and/or pedagogical practice.

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.