Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC

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Assistant Professor
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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution
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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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Assistant Professors of Graphic DesignThe Department of Visual Arts at Coastal Carolina University, accredited by NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design), is seeking applications for two full-time positions at the level of Assistant Professor in Graphic Design to begin August 2023.

The successful applicants will teach a wide range of undergraduate graphic design courses extending from first year through senior thesis in our BA (Graphic Design) and BFA (Visual Communication Design) sequences. Courses may include typography, print design, publication, illustration, design history, identity systems, web, interaction, UI/UX, environmental, and motion design. Understanding and expression of graphic design should extend beyond technique and application to also include historical context, theory, concept, and process.

Candidates ideally should have a MFA/terminal degree in graphic design/visual communication, or related fields. Candidates with substantial professional work experience in design will also be considered. Undergraduate teaching experience and a record of research and professional activity in the field of design is preferred. All candidates are expected to contribute to the diversity of our curriculum and community. Salary is nationally competitive.

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.

Interested candidates must complete an online application at For the online application process the applicant must submit individual PDF documents, no larger than 10MB each or web links to the files, for the following information:

• Cover Letter• Curriculum Vitae• Descriptive teaching Philosophy that addresses how diversity, equity, and inclusion is promoted in the classroom• Other Document 1 – If available, 15 Examples of Student Work in PDF format or url link• A portfolio of up to 15 Examples of Research or Creative Work (in PDF format or url link)• Reference list with contact information for three references. References will be contacted at a later stage in the search.• Transcripts Review will begin immediately until the positions are filled.

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 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and 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 instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.

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.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer

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Required Qualifications:

Must hold an MFA/terminal degree in graphic design/visual communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

Should have undergraduate teaching experience beyond the assistantship level, and preference will be given to candidates with a record of research and professional activity in the field of design.

Mental Demands:

Analytical and Problem Solving, Confidentiality, Constant Interruptions, Customer Contact, Detailed Work, Language, Math, Multiple Concurrent Tasks, Reading (documents or instruments), Reasoning, Stress, Training, Verbal Communication, Written Communication

Physical Demands (Elements Exposed To):

Chemicals, Dirt, Fumes, Hazards, Heat/Cold, Noise, Toxins

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Carrying, Lifting, Cleaning, Climbing, Crawling, Kneeling, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Squatting, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing

Please Select Any and All Equipment Needed to Perform the Duties:

Calculator, Chemicals, Cleaners, Computer and Peripheral Equipment, Copier, Fax, Machines, Mops/Brooms, Scanner, Telephone, Tools

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