|Position||Instructor, Graphic & Digital Design|
|Department||Graphic & Digital Design, College of Arts|
|Contract type||Faculty; Temporary (Limited Term)|
|Contract timeline||One year term|
|Start date||August 16, 2017|
|End date||August 15, 2018|
|Review date||June 1, 2017|
The University of the Fraser Valley is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and Indigenization. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, university preparation, and continuing education UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.
About the Department
UFV offers a two-year Graphic + Digital Design diploma and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Extended Minor in Graphic Design. The diploma introduces the creative industry and the fields of visual identity, graphic/communication design, dynamic media, and interactive design. The Bachelor of Fine Arts Extended Minor pairs Graphic Design with Art History, Creative Writing, Media & Communications Studies, or Theatre. With a focus on problem solving, graphic design students are immersed in real world projects, issues and contexts.
The department is currently developing a proposal for a Major in Graphic and Digital Design in the BFA, building on the two-year diploma. The Major will focus on designed experiences and cross-disciplinary design contexts where students may develop as disciplined generalists working across the entire scope of graphic design; or, pursue a passion within a specific context, field, and/or media format. Both directions emphasize discovery, adaptability, and resilience.
The Graphic and Digital Design Department invites applicants for a one-year limited term faculty appointment to begin August 16, 2017 and end August 15, 2018, to teach in the areas of interactive design (web and interaction) and one or more other areas in the field of graphic and digital design (total of 7 courses).
Workload will include 3 sections of interactive design courses:
Plus four sections of other design related courses from this list (course outlines can be accessed here):
Service responsibilities include department meetings, student support for digital portfolio development, and digital project management for student led initiatives (grad show and fundraising).
The successful applicant must be active in professional interactive design practice with expertise in web and app design, coding, user experience, digital narratives, wordpress, responsive design, and design thinking. Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong current practice portfolio, established industry networks, exceptional teaching ability, proficiency in Adobe CC, video, digital photography, art direction, applied knowledge of industry best practices and graphic design theory, and experience in academic leadership.
Educational requirements include a Masters’ degree and experience in teaching at the post-secondary levels, professional certification, and professional graphic and digital design experience spanning 5 years or more.
Duties of Limited Term faculty fall within Article 18.2 (Teaching Faculty Duties) of the Collective Agreement, specifically the Teaching and Service components.
The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on June 1, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Candidates should submit pdfs and links of the following materials:
Two letters of reference will be required at the time of interview.
Please refer to Posting #2017.044 in your application and submit to:
Email application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Phone: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.