Publishing @ SFU seeks Lecturer in Design & Production

The Publishing Program at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a position as Lecturer in publication design and production to begin September 1, 2015. We are seeking a designer with experience in professional book and/or magazine publishing practice and instruction, capable of teaching in a variety of areas within the current Publishing curriculum.

The Publishing Program comprises a 16-month cohort-based graduate Master of Publishing program (MPub), a Undergraduate Minor in Print and Digital Publishing, a professional development workshop series, and the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing (CISP), which includes a working publishing operation, the CISP Press. Students experience a combination of academic and practical studio- and project-based courses.

We seek an individual with the following minimum qualifications: a Masters or equivalent degree in graphic design, interaction design, or related field of study. The preferred candidate has a minimum five-year professional experience and a foundation in applied theory of graphic design principles, and current industry production standards, including proficiency with software applications such as Adobe Creative Suite and fluency in interactive design/web technologies. Strong evidence of excellent conceptual and technical ability is required. Traditional design skills and training are an asset. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach successfully, have demonstrated scholarship or evidence of excellence in creative work, as well as teaching experience in higher education.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching the core publication design course (PUB602) in the Master’s program
  • Providing support to graduate project courses (PUB605, PUB606, PUB607)
  • Teaching two undergraduate design and production courses
  • Coordinating the design stream within the Undergraduate Minor in Print and Digital Publishing
  • Participating in graduate supervision.
  • Directing and overseeing production for the CISP Press

Academic advising, and committee work within the Program and across the Faculty are also significant components of the position. Candidates are expected to pursue ongoing professional development and inquiry.

Faculty members are expected to contribute to maintaining a positive, respectful collegial environment that serves as an example for students in their professional lives.

Applications must include:

  • Letter of application outlining your interest in the program
  • Current CV
  • Short portfolio; no more than 6 samples of design work
  • Statement of teaching philosophy; and,
  • Names and contact information (email, telephone) of three confidential referees.

Please note that submitted materials may not be returned.

The review of applications will begin March 5, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by this date. The position is subject to availability of funding and final approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

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Send application materials to:

John Maxwell –
Director, Publishing @ SFU
Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3