Assistant Professor of Art - Graphic Design

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 26, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

The College of the Arts at Columbus State University has an opening for an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, tenure-track, appointment in Graphic Design in the Department of Art. A successful candidate will be responsible for teaching all undergraduate levels of Two-dimensional and Graphic Design.Candidates should have demonstrable experience in the development, expansion and further refinement of a robust Graphic Design curriculum offered within a NASAD accredited B.F.A. and B.A. in Art.

Well-equipped computer labs and a cycle of technology upgrades support the department’s curriculum. The Department of Art is NASAD accredited and is uniquely positioned within the RiverPark Campus in a growing state-of-the-art complex of educational, studio, gallery and performance spaces that are considered among the finest in the Southeast. The College of the Arts and the RiverPark Campus represent a significant emphasis on the arts, collaboration, community partnerships and excellent private funding. The college complex establishes Columbus State University’s arts program as a vibrant presence in the revitalized uptown area and contributes to urban renewal, sustainability, and a progressive cultural environment. One of the South’s largest design conferences, “Creative South”, is hosted annually each spring just blocks away from campus. For additional information on our program please visit our website:


Responsibilities include: overseeing the Graphic Design curriculum; creating internship opportunities; teaching three (3) related undergraduate courses per semester - which includes one (1) section of 2D Design per year; maintaining a record of excellence in teaching and creative activity; and other services as appropriate within the Department, College and University.

Required Qualifications

An MFA in Graphic Design or a closely related field of study is required. Candidate should possess strong communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative department that regularly hosts programs such as the All-State Art Symposium, the National Art Honors Society conference, a visiting artist and scholars residency program (VASRP), and contemporary exhibitions. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability in teaching all levels of graphic design and a 2D Design course. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to lead in the expansion of graphic design as part of a comprehensive department.

A successful candidate should demonstrate expertise and professional experience in design for print, web, interactive, and other forms of design and a strong record of collaboration with clients and colleagues. An outstanding candidate will be well versed in contemporary design theory, articulate a vision for leading edge practices in design, and possess a record of excellence in the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications

Three (3) years of successful teaching and related professional experience are preferred, and this may include graduate teaching assistantships.

Proposed Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Required Documents to Attach

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • PDF Portfolio of 20 personal and 20 student portfolio works (or) provide URL link to candidate's website for time and web based work.
  • Three references with e-mails and current telephone numbers

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Whittey, Alan F. Rothschild Distinguished Chair of Art & Department Chair, Phone: 706-507-8301; or email to

Conditions of Employment

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Special Applicant Instructions

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 15, 2021; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to an offer being extended. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.