Assistant Professor, Graphic Design/Interactive Design

Sep 10, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Design
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design/Interactive Design

Job Title
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design/Interactive Design

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

College Of Liberal Arts Faculty

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Type

Job Description
The Department of Art & Design at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for a full time, tenure track, Assistant Professor of Art in Graphic Design to teach in a rapidly growing design program, beginning spring 2019.

All applicants must be proficient in the theories and fundamentals of graphic design with a working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, Macintosh computer environment as well as an understanding of practical industry expectations for new graduates. Applicants should articulate a vision for a rigorous curriculum in graphic design with a focus on preparing students to succeed professionally by cultivating their technical, aesthetic, and creative processes. The candidate should have the ability to adapt to technological and philosophical shifts in the design industry and have the capability to modify courses when needed to meet such shifts.

Candidates must have broad training and a thorough understanding of the processes of media and digital arts practices and the technical means necessary to their production. The ability to teach in one or more of the following interactive areas is also preferred, web design and development, application design and development, information design - IA/UI/UX, motion graphics, social media and brand identity.

  • Organize and teach undergraduate interactive courses in graphic design.
  • Promote and advance the Graphic Design program and recruit majors.
  • Professional Practice and Scholarly Research.
  • Service and Outreach - departmental, college and university committees and community engagement

Required Qualifications
  • MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, New Media, or related field.
  • Two years teaching graphic design at the university or college level.
  • Evidence of an on-going and active professional record.
  • Experience introducing students to professional opportunities, such as coordination of internships or co-ops, experiential and service learning projects, etc.
  • Commitment to scholarship/creative activity, teaching and service.

Preferred Qualifications
  • More than two years full-time teaching experience from the introductory through graduate level.
  • More than two years of professional practice experience in the field of design with emphasis on the preferred teaching areas: web design and development, application design and development, information design - IA/UI/UX, motion graphics, social media and brand identity.


To be considered for the position, all required documentation must be submitted.

A completed application will include:

1. Letter of application, specifically referring to this position
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Teaching philosophy
4. Statement of research interests
5. 20 images of personal work and/or link to online portfolio
6. 20 images of student work with brief descriptions of assignments
7. List of three professional references with contact information

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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