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Assistant Professor of Art – Graphic Design and Expanded Media

The University of Maine
Orono, Maine
salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Art – Graphic Design and Expanded Media (id:82383)




Art - OAT

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Orono ME

Statement of the Job:

The Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Graphic Design and Expanded Media at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is an academic-year position with an anticipated start date of September 3, 2024. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate studio art courses (ordinarily a 3/3 teaching assignment). Our preference will be toward artists with hybrid creative practices who can teach in more than one of the following areas: graphic design, intermedia, media design and production, projection mapping, digital fabrication, and/or interactive design. Preference may also be given to candidates able to teach courses in theory and method appropriate to a graduate intermedia program. We welcome applications from individuals with demonstrated interest in inclusive pedagogies and commitment to diversity-related initiatives.

Primary teaching responsibilities are shared between the department’s undergraduate program (BA, BFA, minors) and graduate Intermedia Program (MA, MFA). Undergraduate courses at the introductory and upper levels include graphic design and topics courses in graphic media. Graduate courses may include studio critique; topics in media design/production and Intermedia history/theory, and/or electives in area(s) of expertise.

The Department of Art is a NASAD-accredited program offering BA and BFA degrees in Studio Art, BA degrees in Art Education and Art History, and MA and MFA degrees in Intermedia. In addition, the department hosts minors in Art History, Studio Art, and Graphic Design.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Developing and teaching undergraduate studio art courses in graphic design 
  • Developing and teaching graduate courses in intermedia and expanded media art practice, history, and theory
  • Advising, mentoring, and recruiting undergraduate and graduate students
  • Participating in curriculum development and program assessment at the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Maintaining an active record of research, publication, exhibition, and/or creative practice
  • Engaging in campus, community, and professional service activities

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.



  • MFA in Studio Art or terminal degree in a related field by the start date for the position
  • Record of successful teaching at the college level
  • Strong exhibition and professional record in the field
  • Evidence of commitment to the critical and conceptual terrain of expanded media art practices
  • Effective written and verbal skills


  • Three years of experience teaching at the college level
  • Experience teaching courses in graphic design, intermedia, expanded media, and/or interactive design
  • Record of innovative, inclusive, and empathetic pedagogy
  • Evidence of productive, collegial collaboration in academic and/or professional settings

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted here You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter outlining experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a CV, including a list of courses taught
3.) contact information for three professional references
4.) a statement of teaching philosophy that references strategies for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom/studio
5.) an artist statement
6.) a document that contains links to drive(s) or website(s) with 15 examples of candidate’s work and 15 examples of student work

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: October 23, 2023
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: November 6, 2023
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: November 20, 2023
Tentative start date: September 3, 2024

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Andy Mauery at

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 127 Alumni Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).


Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:

Artistic Statement, Cover Letter, Other, References, Resume/CV, Teaching Statement

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