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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Full-Time, Tenure Track, Nine-month Appointment #499817

Lamar University
Beaumont, TX

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Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Full-Time, Tenure Track, Nine-month Appointment #499817





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About This Role:

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Full-Time, Tenure Track, Nine-month appointment
Assistant Professor, Salary Competitive
Start Date:
August 2023

The Lamar University Department of Art & Design seeks an innovative individual whose creative practice intersects with a range of new and traditional media platforms within the areas of animation or interactive media and graphic design. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in at least one of the following areas: digital animation, web design, digital illustration, motion design, or other related areas of emerging media and design. The successful candidate should be eager to work in a collaborative teaching environment preparing undergraduate students for careers in both new digital technologies and print in studio art and design. The Lamar University Department of Art & Design is actively expanding curriculum in the area of digital animation, interactive design, and other intersections of new technology with traditional studio practices.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a well-rounded understanding of current and emerging trends in digital media. Candidates must be technologically up-to-date with industry standard software and hardware relevant to the position. Dependent on the candidate’s qualification, teaching responsibilities may include courses in digital animation, web design, motion graphics, and digital illustration at all levels. The ability to teach basic typography, UI/UX, or basic coding will be considered a plus. Other responsibilities of all Lamar University Faculty include curriculum development, service at all levels of the university, and maintaining a sustained scholarly or creative practice.
Pursuant to Lamar University’s vision for cultivating a diverse and inclusive community, the search committee asks all applicants to address in their Diversity Statement how their prior experience and potential contributions might serve to advance Lamar University’s commitment to teaching and mentoring young people from a variety of personal experiences, values, and world views that arise from differences of culture and circumstance.

Lamar University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Our students are prepared for professional careers in their chosen discipline by enhancing technical skills and refining aesthetic judgment through in-depth study in the studio along with participation in diverse community outreach and pre-professional opportunities. Learn more at:

Additional Responsibilities of Lamar University Faculty:

  • Provide collaborative leadership In curriculum, equipment, and facilities development for the undergraduate program.
  • Advise students as required,
  • Serve on departmental, college, and university committees,
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the department chair.

Who We Are:

Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.


A comprehensive benefits package is offered that includes:

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

What You’ll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications

To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:

  • Master of Fine Arts or equivalent terminal degree in one of the following areas: Digital Animation, Motion Design, Digital illustration, Interaction Design, Graphic Design or related field.
  • Demonstrated skill in industry standard software relevant to the position description,
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in one of the following areas: digital animation, motion design, digital illustration, or other related areas of emerging media and graphic design.
  • Evidence of an active exhibition record and/or industry or professional work experience.

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Preferred Qualifications

The following qualifications would be considered a plus:

  • Two years of successful teaching with relevant student work samples. Recent MFA graduates are also encouraged to apply,
  • Ability to teach graphic design courses such as Web Design, Basic Coding, and Typography as needed.
  • Some experience in VR/AR and 3D modeling animation software.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:

Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant must submit an online application form at along with the following as uploaded attachments:

  • Letter of interest that clearly delineates applicant’s relevant experience and expertise to the advertised position:
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Teaching Philosophy;
  • Diversity Statement that may include but not limited to: 1) your values related to diversity, 2) your experiences working with diverse populations, and 3) your future plans related to inclusivity;
  • Portfolio of Professional Work in a single PDF document to include; 1) 20 examples of professional work and 2) any additional web links that are appropriate. Please keep PDF file size no larger than 9 MB.
  • Portfolio Submission of Student Work Examples, if available. Please keep PDF file size no larger than 9 MB.
  • 3 Professional References with addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, and professional relationship to the candidate.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the position can be directed to:

Dr. Stephanie Chadwick, Interim Chair
Department of Art & DesignCollege of Fine Arts & Communication
Lamar Universityc/o Human ResourcesPO Box 11127Beaumont, Texas 77710
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 409-880-8140

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Texas Roots. Infinite Possibilities.

Lamar University students enjoy small classes where they can build lasting friendships with professors and peers. The 270-acre campus is in Beaumont, Texas, located about 90 miles east of Houston and 25 miles west of the Louisiana border. A comprehensive public university, Lamar gives students a chance to explore a variety of interests to prepare them to succeed in whatever fields they choose.


A member of the Texas State University System, Lamar University offers 63 undergraduate, 47 master's and nine doctoral degree programs. The university has more than 13,000 students enrolled in five academic colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts and Communication. Lamar also offers the College of Graduate Studies and academic programs such as the Center for General Studies.

Students have access to numerous opportunities for scholarships, undergraduate research and study abroad programs. Lamar University students have: 

  • Performed research for NASA and flown experiments on NASA reduced-gravity flights.
  • Presented original research at academic conferences as undergraduates in fields including mathematics, business and sociology.
  • Enjoyed a 73 percent acceptance rate to medical and dental schools in recent years, compared to a 39 percent acceptance rate statewide.
  • Gone on to lead major companies and make a name for themselves in fields from art and music to nursing and engineering.


Students can participate in or cheer on their peers in more than a dozen NCAA Division I sports. Last year, the Cardinals were Southland Conference champions in men's golf, cross country and women's tennis. The volleyball and men's basketball teams were regular season co-champs and the women's basketball team was Southland Conference East Division champion. The LU baseball program has produced several major leaguers. The women's soccer program is entering its second season. The golf team has topped national rankings in recent years.

LU is beginning to rebuild a football program. A coach was hired in 2008. The stadium and athletic complex are being renovated, and the Cardinals plan to return to the gridiron in 2010.

Campus Life

A building boom at Lamar University in the past decade has given students access to state-of-the art facilities for learning, playing, dining and living.

Residents of Cardinal Village, the modern residence halls, have private bedrooms, high-speed Internet and amenities including an outdoor pool, basketball courts and community centers. The new dining hall offers a bistro ambience with international and American cuisine.

Working out in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is like a trip to an exclusive gym where students have an automatic membership. Features include a 43-foot climbing wall, an elevated jogging track, new cardiovascular and weighttraining equipment, and courts for sports such as basketball, racquetball and indoor soccer. Competitive types can participate in intramural sports ranging from basketball and flag football to dodgeball, cricket and pool.

Making friends and building a social network is easy at Lamar with more than 100 clubs and organizations registered on campus. Through campus organizations, students can:

  • Join a fraternity or sorority
  • Get involved in community service
  • Delve into a cause
  • Nurture spiritual beliefs
  • Start networking in future professions
  • Do all of the above.

LU is a short drive from many outdoor adventures: a day at the beach, canoeing or fishing on area rivers and bayous, hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Shopping and entertainment options also are nearby including theaters, museums and live music venues large and small.


Lamar University was founded in 1923 as South Park Junior College a few blocks from the current location. The name changed to Lamar College in 1932 to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the "Father of Education" in Texas. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology, a state-supported four-year institution, the first junior college in Texas to make such a transition. The name changed to Lamar University in 1971. The university joined the Texas State University System in 1995.


Visit campus to learn more about all Lamar University has to offer. Guided campus tours normally are scheduled at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To arrange a campus visit, call (409) 880-8316 or e-mail [email protected]

To apply for admission, financial aid and scholarships, go to


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