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Assistant/Associate Professor of Graphic Design

Coastal Carolina University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 15, 2023
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Graphic Design


Visual Arts

Position Type

PFAC - Slotted Faculty

Full or Part Time



9 mo.

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Job Details

Assistant/Associate Professor of Graphic Design

The Department of Visual Arts at Coastal Carolina University, accredited by NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design), is seeking applications for a full-time position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in Graphic Design to begin August 2024.

The successful applicant will teach a wide range of undergraduate graphic design courses extending from first year through senior thesis in our BA (Graphic Design) and BFA (Visual Communication Design) sequences. Typical teaching course load may include content in typography, design history, identity systems, web, interaction, UI/UX, environmental, and motion design. Candidates with focus in UI/UX, publication design, or packaging design will be given special consideration. Understanding and expression of graphic design should extend beyond technique and application to also include historical context, theory, concept, and process.

Candidates should hold an MFA /terminal degree in graphic design/visual communication or related fields, and have undergraduate teaching experience beyond the assistantship level. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of research and professional activity in the field of design. We seek teacher-scholars who have a demonstrated commitment to underrepresented and underserved communities as well as the academic success of all our students, as such candidates are expected to collaborate with the department towards building a strong and diverse curriculum. Salary is nationally competitive.

The Department of Visual Arts offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History, Art Studio, and Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Art and Visual Communication Design as well as a number of minors. The department values collaboration at all levels and encourages faculty’s active engagement with students and the community through close-knit classroom experiences and through experiential learning activities that highlight faculty’s diverse expertise and research.
Interested candidates must complete an online application at . For the online application process the applicant must submit individual PDF documents, no larger than 10MB each or web links to the files, for the following information:

• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• A descriptive teaching statement that shows your implementation of different teaching practices for various student learning needs.
• A portfolio of 20 Examples of Research or Personal Work (in PDF format or url link)
• 20 Examples of Student Work (other document 1 in PDF format or url link)
• Contact information for 3 references, who will be contacted at a later date

Review of applications will begin December 22, and will continue until position has been filled.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Posting Number: F00383P

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Required Qualifications

MFA /terminal degree in graphic design/visual communication or related fields or professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Undergraduate teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of research and professional activity in the field of design.

Licensure and/or Certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Additional comments regarding this position

Mental Demands

Analytical and Problem Solving, Confidentiality, Constant Interruptions, Customer Contact, Detailed Work, Language, Math, Multiple Concurrent Tasks, Reading (documents or instruments), Reasoning, Stress, Training, Verbal Communication, Written Communication

Additional Mental Demands

Physical Demands (Elements Exposed To)

None of these Listed

Physical Demands

Carrying, Lifting, Cleaning, Climbing, Crawling, Kneeling, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Squatting, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing

Additional Physical Demands

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Computer and Peripheral Equipment, Copier, Scanner, Telephone

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Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Special Instructions to Applicants

When uploading your required materials, please use the following for the supplemental materials:

Portfolio – 20 Examples of Research of Personal Work in PDF format or url link

Other Document 1 – 20 Examples of Student Work in PDF format or url link

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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Portfolio
  5. Reference List
  6. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Media File
  2. Other Document 1

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