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Instructor - School of Visual Arts

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

The School of Visual Arts seeks applications for a one-year, non-renewable instructor in the Graphic Design Program with the capability of teaching a 3/3 course load of core Graphic Design courses (including Typography); electives (Motion Graphics, as well as others such as Interactive Design or Illustration) as well as non-major Graphic Design courses.

Required Qualifications

Terminal professional degree (M.F.A. or equivalent).
Proven ability to teach Graphic Design courses and/or significant professional experience.
A record of excellence in one or more of the following areas: web design; application development; motion graphics; graphic or visual design; and interactive media.
Demonstrated success in working with and promoting diversity and inclusion within an academic and/or professional environment.
A broad understanding of contemporary and traditional art and design practice and theory relating to Graphic Design.

Duties and Responsibilities:

3/3 teaching load of Graphic Design courses for majors and non-majors:

Fall 2021 courses: Typography 2, Motion Graphics, and Design for Non-Majors

Spring 2021 courses: Design for Non-Majors and two undergraduate design courses

Materials submission:

Interested individuals should apply online at The following items must be included in the application:

  • Cover letter addressing candidate’s proven experience and potential capacity to fulfill duties and responsibilities and required qualifications as listed above

  • Current CV

  • Teaching statement and evidence of teaching or instructional excellence in Graphic Design

  • Personal diversity statement

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

August 17, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About SOVA

The School of Visual Arts is comprised of 24 full-time faculty members with approximately 250 undergraduate students, 25 master’s students, and one doctoral student. The programs within the school include Art History, Studio Art, Creative Technologies, and Graphic Design. SOVA is a collaborative environment that encourages interaction and cooperation among faculty in SOVA as well as faculty across campus.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Roslyn Garrison at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: July 27, 2021
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