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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Lander University
Greenwood, South Carolina
Salary based on experience and education
Start date
Nov 27, 2023

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

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Lander University

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, 2024.

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 institutional and professional service, student advising, and scholarly or creative activities. They must be an excellent communicator, a team player, and be enthusiastic 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 and University: Lander University is proud to be NASAD accredited. The Department offers a BDes. in Graphic Design, B.F.A. in Visual Art (2D and 3D), B.A. in Visual Art, B.A. in Visual Art – K-12 Teacher Certification, M.F.A. in Visual Art (2D and 3D), and  M.A.T. in Visual Art – K-12 Teacher Certification. Located in the Upstate of South Carolina, Lander is a public comprehensive university committed to teaching in a liberal arts environment.  More than 69,000 persons live in Greenwood County, and the community has excellent healthcare facilities, low cost of living, and a revitalized Uptown. Learn more at Lander University website.

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 immediately and continues until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit materials by Dec. 15, 2023.

To apply, send the following materials in an e-mail with the subject “Assistant Professor of Graphic Design”:

  • 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. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and student work through a link or a PDF file. Unofficial transcripts Contact information for at least 3 references

The e-mail should be addressed to:

Prof. Asma Nazim-Starnes
Chair, Department of Art + Design
Lander University
320 Stanley Ave.
Greenwood, SC 29649

Electronic submission of materials to email is required.

Diversity or Affirmative Action Statement: Lander University values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.  Lander is a tobacco-free institution.  All final candidates are subject to successfully completing background requirements.  Note: The University generally does not sponsor an H-1B via.  An affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer/ Title IX.

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