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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Tenure-Track Position

Lander University
Greenwood, South Carolina
Salary based on experience and education
Posted Date
May 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lander University, Greenwood, South Carolina

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Tenure-Track Position

The Position: The Department of Art + Design at Lander University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, beginning August 15, 2023. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in graphic design, motion design, web design, and/or design history/theory, as well as mentoring individual senior exhibition projects and portfolio development. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud applications, web technology, UI/UX, and motion graphics. The candidate will actively engage in departmental, institutional, and professional service, student advising, and scholarly or creative activities. They must be an excellent communicator, a team player, and an effective leader who is able to collaborate with existing Art + Design faculty. In addition, they should be enthusiastic and willing to contribute to collaborative efforts in recruitment, retention, and overall departmental growth. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching excellence and able to work effectively with a diverse student population.  

The Department: Lander University is proud to be NASAD accredited. The Department of Art + Design offers a BDes. in Graphic Design, a B.F.A. in Visual Art (2D and 3D), a B.A. in Visual Art, a B.A. in Visual Art – K-12 Teacher Certification, an M.F.A. in Visual Art (2D and 3D), and an M.A.T. in Visual Art – K-12 Teacher Certification. We seek candidates who will serve our current degree programs and help to develop new courses within the BDes program, related to their areas of specialization. 

Requirements: Applicants must have earned a terminal degree (MFA or equivalent) in graphic design, visual communication and media, or related field, with a focus on user experience/web and interactive design, and research-based design methodologies. Applicants should also have experience teaching at the university level. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in experience design, branding, information graphics, and professional practice. Knowledge of web programming languages would be beneficial.

Application: Review of applications begins June 16, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are highly preferred and should be addressed to Courtney Myers, Administrative Specialist for the College of Arts and Humanities, with the subject “Assistant Professor of Graphic Design,” and should include

    Cover letter addressing professional qualifications and interest in the position Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Examples of professional work, through a link or a PDF file.
    Examples of student work, if available, through a link or a PDF file.   Unofficial Transcripts Contact information for at least 3 references


Additional Contact Information:

Courtney Myers
Department of Art + Design
Lander University
320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649


Diversity or Affirmative Action Statement: Lander University is a tobacco-free campus. All final candidates are subject to successfully completing background requirements.

Lander University is committed to equal opportunity employment and being an employer of choice. Lander believes that corresponding differences within the faculty and staff, whether based on ethnicity, race, gender, religion, age, or other experiences, are tremendous assets to the role of Lander as an educational institution and within the community, region, and state. Moreover, Lander is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. As a result, it is the policy and commitment of Lander that it will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or other protected characteristics. AA / EOE / ADA / Title IX/EO/AA Employer




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