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Instructor - Graphic Design/Art

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Nebraska, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 17, 2023

Job Details

UNO is Nebraska's public metropolitan research university - a university with strong academic values, diverse programs and learning opportunities, and significant relationships with our community that facilitate engaged teaching and research.

Job Title
Instructor - Graphic Design/Art

School of the Arts

Essential Functions

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Art and Art History program invites applications for an Instructor in Graphic Design/Studio Art. The ideal candidate will teach introductory and upper level graphic design courses. The ability to teach either traditional graphic design and/or emerging digital technologies will be considered. Teaching experience at the foundation level or in another studio area is valued. We seek a candidate with previous teaching experience and a commitment to teaching undergraduates of diverse backgrounds. Along with teaching all levels of design coursework, additional responsibilities include teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, contributing to the diversity, equity, access, and inclusion efforts of UNO, and providing departmental, university, and professional service.

The position requires an MFA terminal degree in Art, Visual Communication or Graphic Design, or Master in Design Studies (MDes) or MA in related field. Experience as a designer, art director or creative director is preferred. Additionally, candidates should have a commitment to teaching excellence, collegiality and departmental, college, and university service.

Additional responsibilities may include supervision of undergraduate research (a capstone/thesis is required of graphic design concentration students in both the BASA and BFA degree), internships and collaborative opportunities within the Book Arts and Illustration concentrations. Start date for this position is August 19, 2024.

The School of the Arts is one of three schools within the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the vibrant, metropolitan University of Nebraska at Omaha ( UNO ). UNO has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and has a residential campus with several new and beautifully appointed residence halls. The campus has strong partnerships with local business, education, government, arts and civic organizations within the city. UNO’s commitment to community engagement has landed UNO on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years – the highest federal recognition a school can receive for civic engagement. UNO is classified as an doctoral-research university in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The campus is located in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the larger Omaha metro area), which is known for its excellent public school systems, strong economic base and vibrant performing arts venues. The city has a variety of sizeable ethnic populations and a myriad of interesting places to live and shop.

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer. The University and Art and Art History program have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.

Additional Duties

Required Qualifications

The position requires Master’ degree in related field such as (MA, MFA, MDes) or Bachelor of Art or Science degree with three or more years of professional artist/designer experience. Additionally, candidates should have a commitment to teaching excellence, collegiality and department, college and university service and have current authorization to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience as a designer, art director or creative director is preferred.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications must be submitted directly through the UNO website: To apply, please submit the following with your application: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement on diversity, equity, access and inclusion, website and/ or portfolio of personal and student work, and contact information (phone & email) for three references (references will only be contacted for finalists). To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date of December 15, 2023. Applications received after the review date may be considered. For questions about this position, please contact Search Committee Chair Professor Russ Nordman at


University of Nebraska Omaha

UNO is Nebraska's metropolitan university — a university with strong academic values and significant relationships with our community that transforms and improves the lives of those on a local, regional, national, and international level.

UNO is dedicated to the city and state in our name. No fences or barriers separate students from the opportunities offered by the greater Omaha area. We address real issues, providing relevant learning opportunities that uniquely prepare our graduates as professionals and active members of their community.

UNO is located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska, its roads winding through city parks and thriving neighborhoods, creating an extraordinary connection that few universities have achieved. The city itself has truly become a part of the UNO campus.

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