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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Tenure Track

Job description

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Tenure Track.


Position Details
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States

School of Performing and Visual Arts

Position Type

Employment Status
Full Time

Grant Funded

Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants 
The review of applicants will begin on December 1, 2018.

​Job Summary 
This position instructs graphic design courses in an undergraduate BFA program.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

  1. Teaching all levels of graphic design in a primarily print-based curriculum.
  2. Teaching interactive media and web-based applications.
  3. Occasionally teaching foundations and service courses depending on program and school needs.
  4. Engagement in recruiting and program and school service.
  5. Advising and mentoring majors.
  6. Create a record of recognized creative/scholarly work and develop a body of work in their field of expertise suitable for tenure and promotion.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications 

MFA or equivalent in graphic design, visual communications, or interactive design from an accredited institution. Demonstrated ability to engage in effective teaching in higher education. Ability to create a record of recognized creative/scholarly work and ability to develop a body of work suitable for tenure and promotion

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Proficiency on Macintosh Platform and Adobe C.

Preferred Qualifications  

Preference is given to candidates who specialize in information design and typography. Three years of professional work or related teaching experience and the university level is preferred.


About The University of Southern Mississippi 
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at www.usm.edu

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.




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Posted: 5/3/2019
Application Due: 7/2/2019
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