Job Details

University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Position Number: 2597224
  • Location: Omaha, NE
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Graphic Design
The University of Nebraska at Omaha, School of the Arts, Art and Art History program invites application for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in graphic design/media arts with an emphasis upon website and digital design. We seek a candidate with a strong professional record, previous teaching experience at the university level, and a commitment to teaching undergraduates of diverse backgrounds. Responsibilities include teaching all levels of design coursework; academic advising for students within the graphic design concentration; and engaging in service activities of an urban metropolitan university. Additional responsibilities may include supervision of undergraduate research (a capstone/thesis is required of graphic design concentration students in both the BASA and BFA degree), internships and collaborative opportunities with the Book Arts and Illustration concentrations. A typical semester course workload at UNO is 12 hours. Start date for this position is August 16, 2022. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials.

This position requires an MFA terminal degree in Art, Visual Communication or Graphic Design, or Master in Design Studies (MDes) or MA in related field. All candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of experience as a creative professional as well as strong evidence of senior-level contribution to their practice (i.e., candidates should have professional experience as a designer, art director, creative director or principal). Additionally, candidates should have a commitment to teaching excellence, collegiality and departmental, college and university service and have authorization to work in the United States.

Application must be completed online. Procedures are listed at:

In addition to your online application, electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion, a website and/or portfolio of personal and student work and contact information for three references. Review and screening of application will begin January 14th, 2022.

The School of the Arts is one of three schools within the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the vibrant, metropolitan University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). UNO has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and has a residential campus with several new and beautifully appointed residence halls. UNO is classified as a doctoral-research university in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and the Athletic program competes in NCAA Division I. It also has the distinction of being one of the nation's leaders in engagement and outreach. The campus is in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the larger Omaha metro area), which is known for its excellent public school's system and strong economic base. The city has a variety of sizeable ethnic populations and a myriad of interesting places to live and shop.

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity Origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer. The University, School of the Arts and Art and Art History Program have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving application from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women, persons of color and the disabled to apply for this position.

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