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Assistant Professor in Graphic Design

Augusta University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2023

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

Assistant Professor in Graphic Design

Job ID: 251765
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary
Job ID: 251765Position #: 20011899 The Department of Art and Design at Augusta University seeks two outstanding graphic designers for two available full-time tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to join a rapidly growing department that is dedicated to teaching and mentoring artists and designers. The successful candidates will teach other entry-level and advanced graphic design courses including UI/UX experience, motion graphics, design history, design for print and publication, and typography as well as 2D design classes as necessary. The successful hires will be part of an expanding Bachelor's in Fine Arts track in Graphic Design that has demonstrated the ability to compete with designers from across the region, as four of our students took home Addy Awards last year. Students and faculty enjoy ever-expanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research and real-life opportunities to apply contemporary practices in graphic design. In addition to teaching, tenure track faculty will sustain a robust practice of creative scholarship or publication in the field, participate in departmental and university service, and foster both community and professional relationships. Potential courses to be taught include UI/UX experience, motion graphics, typography, design history, design for print and publication and Art Foundation courses. These two available positions are tenure-track faculty positions (9-month contract) with a 2/2 load that begins in August 2023. The Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines can be found here: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

A successful candidate is expected to teach two studio courses per semester related to foundation level and Graphic Design. These include courses within the BFA and BA concentrations developing skill sets as color theory, web design, motion media to illustration. Maintain an active role developing/enhancing departmental curricula and programs while demonstrating leadership in student mentoring and advising. Responsible for creative research scholarship and professional growth, having regional and greater reach. All full time, tenure track faculty are expected to give service to the department, college and university by participating actively, regularly and equitably on committees and serving the departmental needs.

Required Qualifications
Masters in Fine Arts (MFA), its equivalent terminal degree in the appropriate discipline, or its equivalent experience in training, ability, or experience.Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:
  • Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;
  • Evidence of ability as a teacher;
  • Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;
  • Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,
  • Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience teaching graphic design courses and experience working in the field of graphic design.

This position is academic year based and typically works August through May, depending on dates outlined in offer letter and yearly contract. The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0. Salary range is $57,000-$62,000 for the academic year. Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more! Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data. Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines:

College/Department Information
The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments. Our faculty and staff share a deep commitment to developing the intellectual potential of our students. We offer many undergraduate degrees as well as select graduate and minor programs that allow our students to gain the knowledge and skills that will transfer to career success. Explore opportunities for growth, including undergraduate research, study abroad, internships, and community service. The Department of Art and Design at Augusta University is a NASAD accredited, multi-disciplinary department, offering comprehensive programs that explore both traditional and contemporary practices in visual and performing arts. Faculty and students are actively engaged in peer-recognized, tier-one level national and international research, scholarship, and creative activities. The department engages students in both cutting-edge technologies and traditional practices facilitating opportunities for faculty and students to engage in interdisciplinary research with departments across the campus including our world-class medical facility and state-of-the-art cyber center. The department actively participates in the contemporary national and international scenes of art and scholarship, curating an outstanding contemporary art gallery on campus, the Mary S. Byrd Gallery, and offering a myriad of opportunities for students to experience world-renowned artists from a variety of disciplines. It is well connected to the downtown community, including, the Westobou Gallery of Art, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, and Morris Museum of Art. The department is actively participating in the contemporary national

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University - Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University. For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation. All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document. Please upload the following, merged into a single PDF:
  • Cover letter describing qualifications and experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names, addresses and phone numbers of three references
  • A website URL linking your portfolio or demo reel

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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