Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA)
Monday, October 23, 2017 09:48 PM

The Department of Art of the University of West Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Graphic Design beginning August 2018.

Position Description/Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have an MFA in graphic design, demonstrated knowledge of graphic design history and contemporary issues in graphic design, skills in traditional design principles, typography, print design, interactive/web design, excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and experience in curriculum development. The candidate should also be actively engaged in creative design research. Industry experience is strongly desired. Fluency in Mac OS, Adobe CS, and industry-standard print and interactive/web design software is required. The position includes teaching all levels of graphic design from beginning-to-advanced typography and print design. We are seeking an educator who will encourage conceptual and aesthetic innovation through process development in a liberal arts environment, while informing students about practical client and industry considerations.

Preference will be given to candidates with at least three years teaching experience beyond graduate level. The candidate must demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarship and teaching at all levels of the curriculum.

Additional responsibilities include student academic advisement, support of the ongoing internship program, promotion of the Department at all levels, and co-managing a computer lab, equipment, inventory, ordering, and work-study students. Requirements outside of the department include ongoing research and service to the institution.

Application Instructions
Applications will only be accepted digitally. Please submit the application in three PDF files. Please limit PDF files to 10mb each.

PDF #1 includes:

  • letter of application
  • CV
  • contact information for three references
  • teaching philosophy
  • examples of relevant course syllabi (up to three, if available)
  • unofficial graduate transcripts

PDF #2 includes:
20 samples of personal work
annotated index of works stating the media, design objectives, and date

PDF #3 includes:
20 samples of student work (if available)
annotated index of works stating the media, design objectives, and date

Please name files using the following format:
lastname_applicationdocs.pdf
lastname_personalwork.pdf
lastname_studentwork.pdf

Send applications to: miamicel@westga.edu (subject line: last name – Graphic Design Search). Review of applications will begin January 1, 2018. Applications submitted by January 15, 2018 will be given priority but the search will remain open until filled. Candidates under active consideration will be contacted to provide official transcripts and three (3) original, signed copies of letters of recommendation.

UWG is located in Carrollton, Georgia, just 45 minutes west of Atlanta. Named a City of Excellence in Georgia and listed as one of the 50 Best Small Southern Towns, Carrollton is a cultural, educational, health care, and commercial center for the West Georgia region.

The University of West Georgia is a member institution of the University System of Georgia with more than 13,000 students, primarily in liberal arts and applied fields. The Department of Art is NASAD-accredited and has 16 full-time faculty members, approximately 300 undergraduate majors and offers a BA in Art History or Studio Art, and BFA degrees in Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Photography, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture and Art Education. Additional information about the Department of Art, the university, and the surrounding area is located at: http://www.westga.edu/~artdept/.

The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.