Assistant Professor in Graphic Design

Augusta, Georgia
Sep 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


College Marketing Statement

AU is committed to excellence through diversity in our student body and faculty, and thus strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

Department Marketing Statement  

The Department of Art and Design is NASAD accredited. It curates two outstanding contemporary art galleries – the Mary S. Byrd Gallery on campus, and the Westobou Gallery of Art downtown. The Department is actively participating in the contemporary national and international scenes of art and scholarship.  Last year’s guest presenters included Kara Walker and James Elkins. Recently, LiHong Li from Jiangsu University served as a Visiting Artist in the Department, bringing expertise in the arts of traditional and contemporary Chinese painting and calligraphy. The Department is one of a very select few in the country to house a LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) program, which enables and showcases collaborative intersections between art and science, as sponsored by the National Academy of Science.

Augusta, GA, is ranked by some websites among the top ten overall cities in the USA for a balanced quality of life. It is growing and thriving, with its greater-metropolitan area approaching half a million, yet it is not dense, with beautiful nature in arm’s reach. Located on the south bank of the Savannah River, midway between the Great Smoky Mountains and coastal beaches; Augusta is within a few hours of the cultural centers of Atlanta, Asheville, Savannah, Athens, Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston. The Morris Museum of Art, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, the Augusta Ballet, the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, the symphony, theater, and events at the James Brown Arena establish a rich cultural milieu. And of course Augusta is home to the world-renowned Masters Golf Tournament.

Due to a $50 million contribution from the state of Georgia, Augusta is now slated to become one of the leading centers for cyber security in the nation. This is bringing a huge influx of leading edge businesses and investments, further transforming cultural activities, including arts and design, providing new jobs, and energizing the historical downtown district. The graphic design track is in part intended to provide workforce development for this expanded economy.

Job Information  

Job ID: 13297

Position # 00011899  

The Department of Art and Design at Augusta University seeks an outstanding graphic designer to join a harmonious faculty dedicated to teaching and mentoring burgeoning artists and designers.  The art and design faculty are already engaged in peer-recognized, tier-one level national and international research, scholarship, and creative activity. The successful hire will head the three-year old BFA track in Graphic Design.  This track is the first of several new design curricula being added as the Department is now expanding rapidly into the myriad worlds of contemporary design.

This is a tenure-track faculty position (10-month contract) with duties to begin in August 2018.

Minimum Requirements  

Earned MFA or equivalent with an established record of teaching experience and artistic practice or publication. Experience with online education preferred.

How To Apply  

To be considered an applicant for this position your must apply online at

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document. 

Please submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, artist statement, statement of teaching philosophy, as well as names, addresses and phone numbers of three references compiled into a single pdf and uploaded at In addition, please forward 20 digital images of work either as a website URL to, or on a CD (PowerPoint including titles, dates, media, and dimensions of work or pdf preferred) to Chair Scott Thorp, Department of Art and Design, Augusta University, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912.

The position will remain open until filled.  First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 30th, 2017.  Early response is encouraged.


Conditions of Employment  

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript.  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Other Information  

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."   Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity  

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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