James Madison University

Visual Communication Design One-Year Instructor – 0406581

The School of Media Arts & Design (SMAD) at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a one-year instructor position beginning in August 2015. We seek a student-oriented colleague with sophisticated print design and aesthetic sensibilities to teach foundation and advanced print communication design.

SMAD provides one of the finest media production facilities in the country. Our media labs offer instructional workspace for creating graphics, animation, audio, video, websites and apps. SMAD has four concentrations: Converged/Interactive Media, Integrated Advertising and Corporate Communication, Digital Video and Cinema, and Journalism. Our faculty represents a blend of professional and academic interests. The school has more than 20 faculty members and approximately 600 undergraduate majors. For more information about our program, go to http://smad.jmu.edu/.

JMU is a vibrant university of more than 20,000 students. It is located in Harrisonburg, a Virginia Main Street community of about 50,000, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The university is approximately one hour from Charlottesville and two hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond. JMU has been ranked as the South’s top, public master’s level university for 17 of the past 21 years by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/.

Duties and responsibilities include teaching foundation visual communication design courses that include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign applications, as well as courses in advanced print communication design. Teaching experience is required, particularly hands-on skills courses. A master’s degree is also required, an MFA or Ph.D. is preferred. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

To apply please go to JobLink.jmu.edu, reference posting number 0406581, complete the online faculty profile and upload the required cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references. In your cover letter, please include the URL of your online portfolio. Screening of applications will begin April 14, 2015 and continue until the job is filled.

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