Published on May 2, 2022

The Department of Information Design, Faculty of Business and Communication Studies at Mount Royal University invites applications for a tenure track position which could start as early as July 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval, at the Rank of Assistant Professor. 

We are seeking candidates who can help us lead a new era of information design education by decentering whiteness, fostering inclusion, and advancing equity. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to advancing a scholarly and/or pedagogic agenda focused on intersections of design and social justice—the creation of spaces, systems, methods, interventions, and/or practices that support historically underinvested communities. Successful candidates will have the clear potential, demonstrated ability, related scholarship and/or teaching practice in support of: anti-racism, racial justice, racial disparities, and/or racial discrimination; equity, power/privilege, and/or bias; benefits to the BIPOC, immigrant, and refugee populations; environmental and social justice; Black feminism; and/or other forms of studying and countering systemic oppression in design academia and/or the design industry. We are seeking candidates who, through their lived and professional experiences, demonstrate a deep commitment to diverse communities and whose scholarship, professional practice, and/or making/design expertise furthers social justice in and through design. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program. The focus will be on teaching courses in the Information Design program and developing senior-level courses in their area of expertise. Successful candidates are expected to develop a research program that may include undergraduate students. The ability to attract external funding, or the clear promise of it, is desirable.
Preferred candidates will hold a PhD or a doctorate in information or communication design or a doctorate in another discipline with experience deemed to be relevant. Candidates who are ABD or who hold a master’s degree in design or design-related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses grounded in visual communication, such as (among others):

Thinking with type
Visualizing information
Content Development and Design Studio
Critical Design
The Practice of Information Design
Systems Thinking and Changemaking Studio

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