Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC

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Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design


Visual Arts

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PFAC - Slotted Faculty

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9 mo.

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The Department of Visual Arts at Coastal Carolina University, accredited by NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design), is seeking applications for a full-time position at the level of Assistant Professor in Graphic Design to begin August 2021.

The successful applicant will teach a wide range of undergraduate graphic design courses extending from first year through senior thesis in our BA and BFA sequences. Course topics may include typography, identity systems, environmental design, and design history. Demonstrated experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud software is required. Understanding and expression of graphic design should extend beyond technique and application to also include historical context, theory, concept, and process.

Candidates must hold an MFA/terminal degree in graphic design/visual communication, undergraduate teaching experience ideally beyond the assistantship level, and preference will be given to candidates with a record of research and professional activity in the field of design. All candidates are expected to contribute to the diversity of our curriculum and community. Salary is nationally competitive. Interview process will be virtual until further notice.
The Department offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History, Art Studio, and Graphic Design and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Art and Visual Communication Design as well as a number of minors. This highly collaborative and active department encourages close-knit classroom experiences and promotes experiential learning that highlights faculty areas of expertise and research. We seek teacher-scholars who have a demonstrated commitment to underrepresented and underserved communities as well as the academic success of all our students.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested candidates must complete an online application at For the online application process the applicant must submit individual PDF documents, no larger than 2MB each or web links to the files, for the following information:
•Cover Letter
•Curriculum Vitae
•Descriptive teaching statement that addresses how diversity, equity, and inclusion is promoted in the classroom
•20 Examples of Research or Personal Work
•20 Examples of Student Work
•Reference list with contact information
The online application will require the submission of three references with contact information. This position is open until filled.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Required Qualifications:

Must hold the appropriate terminal degree or meet the established alternative qualifications, and exhibit strong potential for excellence in teaching.

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