Adjunct Instructor of Graphic Design for Utah State University Eastern

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 03, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Adjunct Instructor of Graphic Design for Utah State University Eastern

Requisition ID: 2020-3117
# of Openings: 1
Location: US-UT-Price
Category: Teaching (non-Faculty)
Position Type: Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification: Non-Benefited
College: USU Eastern
Department: USU Eastern-Academic Units
Advertised Salary: Commensurate on education and experience

Utah State University, Caine College of the Arts seeks an adjunct instructor in Graphic Design, beginning August 12th, 2021. The ideal candidate will have an MFA in Graphic Design, professional experience, and a record of teaching at the university level.

The person selected for this position can expect to instruct ART 2400 - Introduction to Graphic Design, a fundamental overview of the field of graphic design. This course offers fundamental skills relevant to the discipline of graphic design. Through studio projects, students learn the vocabulary of visual communication design and become familiar with graphic design digital and analog production processes.

The ideal candidate would also instruct ART 1120 - 2-D Design beginning in the Fall semester of 2022. This course involves the study of the components of two-dimensional design such as, shape, space, texture, value, and color theory.

Responsibilities also include assisting in Department and University activities. In addition to class time, instructors are required to hold weekly office hours. The classes will meet once or twice a week, dependent on the candidate's preference.

Compensation commensurate with experience. Assistance for travel, lodging, or other expenses may be available. Weekly class schedule can be adjusted to meet the candidate's needs.

*as of 11/9 this job description has been updated from the original posting

  • Teach an introductory course in Graphic Design.
  • Teach an introductory 2-D Design course-beginning in the Fall semester of 2022.
  • Support students in a learning centered environment.
  • Submit grades for course completion.
  • Hold weekly office hours.
  • Assist in all aspects of the Graphic Design classroom.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Candidates ideally will have an MFA or other terminal degree in a related field, and a minimum of 1-year college level teaching experience, and/or 3 years practical experience in the field. However, a candidate with a BFA or BA may also be considered on an individual basis. A BFA or BA candidate should have a substantial amount of professional experience, equivalent to an MFA in Graphic Design.
  • All candidates should be well experienced in the formal set-up of a college level class and have a sense of a particular pedagogy for foundation Graphic Design classes.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • An MFA in Graphic Design
  • Previous collegiate teaching experience.

Required Documents
Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Curriculum Vitae to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Resume/CV

2. Names and contact information for 3 professional references.

The following documents will be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under Other Documents 1-10:

3. Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial at this time; official transcripts will be required when a offer to interview is extended)

4. Twenty (20) samples of personal work (in PDF Format) and annotated index of works stating the media, design objectives, and date if available.

5. Twenty (20) samples of student work (in PDF Format) and annotated index of works stating the media, design objectives, and date if available.

6. Student course evaluations for courses you recently taught, or a note explaining why they are not available.

The following document will be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application:

7. Cover letter of interest relating you education and experience to the required qualifications

8. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Initial review of applications will begin Monday, March 1st, 2021.

For questions or further information, please contact

Noel A. Carmack

Associate Professor of Art, Drawing & Painting


Christopher Kanyusik

Assistant Professor, Ceramics and Sculpture


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary
Commensurate on education and experience

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights
USU Eastern Art Program Highlights:

The visual art program on the Price campus of Utah State University (USUE) is comprised of two full-time faculty, (one 2-D and one 3-D) and one adjunct instructor of photography. USU Eastern is a 2-year, comprehensive regional liberal arts campus with a mission to confer AA degrees in liberal arts and sciences. The purpose of the USUE art program is to prepare students for entering a 4-year art program or entry-level jobs as artists and designers.

Utah State University and the USUE Price Campus:

Founded in 2010, the Caine College of the Arts is comprised of around 70 full-time faculty, adjunct instructors, 25 graduate students, and 800 undergraduates. The college offers graduate degrees in 12 emphasis areas and the bachelors in 34 different emphasis areas. The Caine College of the Arts provides for a collaborative culture in which a unified "community of the arts" can thrive. This collaboration supports opportunities in discovery, teaching, and learning, connections across artistic disciplines, and expanded outreach partnerships and possibilities. Collaboration and outreach position Utah State University as a national model for the "new land-grant university" where personal, professional, academic, and community enrichment through the arts is a major institutional goal. The Caine College of the Arts brings together students and faculty for artistic study and a liberal arts education at a research university. For additional information about the college and its programs, visit

Utah State University (USU) is a land-grant university founded in 1888. The university is a Carnegie RU/H institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) from all 50 states and 78 foreign countries. As a land-grant university, USU operates from its main campus in Logan, but also administers 4 regional campuses, more than 2 dozen centers, and two residential campuses (besides the Logan campus) of which Price is one.

Serving 1500 students, Utah State University Eastern's campus is located in Price, Utah, approximately 125 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. Price is located in the heart of Utah's Castle Country. Residents and visitors have the opportunity to experience beautiful scenery and varied outdoor activities from world-class bouldering in Joe's Valley to river rafting in the Green River to many hiking and biking trails in the area.

As a comprehensive regional campus of Utah State University, USU Eastern students have the best of both worlds - the close-knit, personalized experience of a community college with the educational opportunities and resources of a university. Students who attend USU Eastern enjoy a low-cost tuition, nearly half the cost of most four-year universities. USU Eastern is a residential campus with on-campus housing, student associations, clubs, and leadership opportunities, as well as National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) activities opportunities.

Price is a city with a population of about 9,000 and located within short distances of both Nine Mile Canyon and the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Price is known as a mining town, as well as for its history as a religious and ethnically diverse community, very atypical for Utah. Greek, Italian, eastern European, Mexican, Japanese and many other ethnic groups made up the population of the city and surrounding towns and communities.

Utah State University is committed to enhancing multicultural and gender diversity and is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples. It is an AA/EO employer and encourages application from minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires that work eligibility be documented for all new employees. Please be prepared to verify eligibility for employment.

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481,

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695,

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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