Limited Term Faculty in Graphic Design, Digital Arts, and Photography (Fall 2017)

Limited Term Faculty in Graphic Design, Digital Arts, and Photography (Fall 2017)

Position Number: 53064228

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Dahlonega

General Summary: The Department of Visual Arts at the University of North Georgia, Dahlonega Campus, invites applications for a Limited Term (one-year, full-time) position in Graphic Design, Digital Arts, and Photography.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
  • The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching undergraduate graphic design, digital arts (animation), and digital photography.
  • The candidate must meet teaching expectations for the department and the university.
  • The successful candidate must be willing to teach courses on both the Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses—course scheduling would take into account the time and distance involved.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Requires a Master of Fine Arts Degree with a minimum of 18 semester (27 quarter) hours of graduate course work in Digital Arts or Graphic Design.
  • At least one year of university-level teaching experience required.
  • Ability to teach foundational to topic and skill specific graphic design, including typography and the full Adobe Creative Suite is required.
  • Expertise required in 3D animation with supporting experience in one or more of the following: 2D animation, stop-motion, motion graphics, concept and visual development, storyboarding, compositing, interactive art, programming, website design, or HTML5, as well as Blender, Maya or ZBrush, and After Effects.

Anticipated Hire Date: 08/01/2017

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at

Applicants must include web addresses or hyperlinks to their portfolios, as well as examples of student works. These can be included either in the cover letter, or as part of the CV.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.