Limited-Term Professor of Graphic Communications

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 28, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job ID: 225366


About Us

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.



Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.


Department Information

With an enrollment of over 1000 students, The Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design provides a rigorous education, offering a BFA degree in Art (concentrations in Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Communications, Illustration, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sequential Art, or Sculpture), a BFA in Digital Animation, and a BAT in Apparel Textiles Technology.


Our facilities provide students with state-of-the-art resources. The new space located at Chastain Pointe houses four large drawing and painting studios and an expansive printmaking area. 5 computer studios in the Visual Arts Building provide industry standard technology for our applied arts disciplines of Graphic Communications, Digital Animation, Illustration and Sequential Art. The Textiles facilities are on the Marietta campus.


Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track, Limited Term Assistant Professor of Graphic Communications faculty position, beginning August 1, 2021.



We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in graphic design; familiarity with design, typography, print and package design is expected. The applicant should possess proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud on Mac OS platform. Additionally, candidates with in depth experience and working knowledge in one or more of the following areas in order to broaden current course offerings beyond a standard graphic design curriculum is desired: UI/UX design, responsive web design; mobile application development, mobile interface design; 2D/3D animation, motion graphics; the applicant must demonstrate knowledge of contemporary design practice, theory and history.


This candidate will teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.


Required Qualifications

  • A terminal degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Communication Design, or equivalent degree.
  • Three years of teaching experience in graphic design at the university or college level.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong background in graphic design; familiarity with design, typography, and digital imaging is expected. The applicant will possess proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud on Mac OS platform. Additionally, the applicant will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary design practice, theory and history and evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level and an active exhibition record or client projects. Successful applicants will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and will be able to work well with a diverse student body, faculty, staff.
  • Online teaching experience necessary.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of teaching experience in graphic design at the university or college level.
  • Professional practice experience in the field of design with emphasis in preferred teaching areas of typography and package design.
  • Strong core competencies in design practice, technology, and software (Adobe CC), and experience developing client-based work or a research practice of comparable extent
  • Evidence of teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  • Knowledge and understanding of computer lab management


Required Documents to Attach

  • CV
  • Cover Letter 
  • Link to personal website documenting professional research and creative practice
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)


Apply Before Date

Open until filled.


Contact Information

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Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415


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