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Assistant Professors in Design (Tenure Track, 2 Positions, F0266A1 & F0907A1)

The Department of Art is seeking two Assistant Professors in Design for full time, tenure track positions focused on digital design and emergent design practices starting July 2023. Hires will teach all levels in undergraduate major on a ten-month contract position with a 3/2 teaching load per year. Areas of specialization in digital design may include UI/UX, motion graphics, interactive design, and graphic design. Emergent design practices may include social design, data visualization, sustainable design, design entrepreneurship, brand identity, and graphic design. Hires will assist in devising and instituting a progressive design curriculum that works within and supports a wider Art program. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include standard service duties, program development, advising, and committee participation.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

More About Us

About the Program: The design program supports the development of global perspectives on visual culture. We actively promote artistic, curatorial, scholarly, and institutional practices that deepen appreciation of political and cultural heterogeneity as educational and professional values. To that end, the department recognizes and promotes the development and implementation of curricular innovation, new research methods, curatorial and pedagogical strategies, and hiring practices that contribute to the realization of these goals. We welcome candidates whose lived experience, creative practice, and/or teaching centers on historically underrepresented communities or marginalized practices (race, gender, first-generation to college, social justice) in a way that enhances learning for our diverse student population.

Skills Experience

  • Candidates must have a terminal degree in their field and a history of research supported by a research portfolio.
  • University-level teaching experience preferred.
  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Candidates should submit the following to

  • a letter of application
  • a CV
  • unofficial graduate transcripts;
  • samples of their research portfolio;
  • teaching philosophy;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (if applicable); and
  • contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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