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Academic Professional Associate, Graphic Design

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 14, 2022

Position Summary

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applicants for a permanent faculty position in graphic/visual communication design who will teach and serve as coordinator for various pre-professional development initiatives for students. The Academic Professional position is a permanent, non-tenure track faculty rank eligible for promotion, with 12-month appointment and anticipated start date of August 2023.

The ideal candidate is an established graphic design professional who can bring relevant industry knowledge and experience to the classroom. The faculty member’s responsibilities will be split between instruction and graphic design area program management related to student career preparation such as:
● Establishing and overseeing an (outward facing) design studio in which students collaborate and engage with clients and community organizations in real-world projects and practical learning.
● Connecting students with and supervising internship experiences.
● (Pre)professional counseling and academic advising.
● Collaborating with colleagues in curricular and program development, and in shaping the future of a robust, high-demand graphic design program

Typical teaching load will be two courses per term.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, apply by January 8, 2023. Review will continue until the position is filled.

Applicant materials should demonstrate how the candidate’s background, accomplishments, research interests, and teaching philosophy align with the position. Complete applications will include the following supporting documents:
● Cover Letter
● Resume/CV
● List of 3–5 references with contact information
● Research Portfolio: up to 10 examples of recent design projects (pdf)
● Teaching Portfolio with sample course materials & up to 10 examples of student or mentee work with brief project description (pdf)

Questions and other inquiries should be directed to LeeAnne Krause, at

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Academic Professional Associate, Graphic Design


Franklin-School of Art

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Lamar Dodd School of Art
The Graphic Design program is a high-demand, selective undergraduate major in the Lamar Dodd School of Art within the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences.

Housed within a tier one research university, the Lamar Dodd School of Art is a comprehensive, nationally-­ranked art school administering undergraduate and graduate programs in areas of studio art, design, art education, and art history.

Founded in 1937, the School is one of the largest university art programs in the nation, with more than 1100 art majors and minors across 13 areas of undergraduate and graduate study. The accomplished faculty promote an atmosphere of inclusiveness, experimentation, innovation, creative inquiry, and scholarship.

The School attracts highly qualified and talented students who seek to study art at a major research university. The School is housed in five different facilities on campus, including a recently completed downtown contemporary art gallery. Its $40M main building opened in fall 2008 and is located next to the Georgia Museum of Art, the School of Music, and the Performing Arts Center. (

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more info about the Lamar Dodd School of Art, UGA, Georgia and Athens, visit: , , and

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Benefits Eligible


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Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Academic Professional AC


Faculty Rank

Academic Professional Associate

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A terminal degree (i.e., MFA, MGD, MDes, M.Arch or PhD) in graphic design/visual communication design or a related field.

Additional Requirements

Candidates with a non-terminal degree must document exceptional accomplishments in the field of graphic design/visual communication (or in their respective field) and be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Ideal Candidates will show the following:
● Record of engagement in contemporary graphic design practice or emerging media adjacent to visual communication design
● Evidence of successful graphic design instruction or mentoring
● Proficiency and fluency with relevant technology, and both digital and analog tools
● Practice and/or pedagogical focus in any of the following areas a plus: dynamic media and digital platforms, UX/UI design; emergent technologies; design strategy, history; service design, or; data visualization

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Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?


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Is driving a responsibility of this position?


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)


Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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Applicant Documents
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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
  4. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  5. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
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