Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Romeoville


The Position

Lewis University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Art & Design. Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. This position will begin August 2020.

Some Responsibilities Include:

- Teach a variety of Design courses (24 semester credit hours per academic year), from introductory to upper levels
- Provide support to the department, college and university through committee assignments, advising, and mentoring student-led organization activities as well as in curricular development
- Collaborate with the department chair to strengthen the existing programs and ensure their continued success as well as develop a new program in Interaction Design
- Evaluate the program’s effectiveness and provide assessment
- Help coordinate internships, special projects, and other extra-curricular initiatives
- Help with recruitment and retention
- Serve as liaison with faculty in related programs and interact with outside/community stakeholders to facilitate program objectives

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Lewis University provides tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefits that add to your bottom line. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

MFA in Art or Design or MDes in Interaction Design or related design. Proven excellence in teaching and scholarship and/or industry experience in Interaction Design. Professional experience in the development of designs based on user research, design patterns, and human-centered design principles. Experience with low, medium, and high-fidelity prototyping tools and processes. Experience with design research methods utilized in the development of interaction design projects. In-depth working knowledge and competence using core design tools, including the Adobe Creative Suite. Ability and proven commitment to maintaining skills necessary to stay current with evolving technologies, trends, processes and standards in order to be an effective Instructor. Ability to interact with a diverse student and staff population.

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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