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Instructional Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
University of Mississippi

Date Posted Dec. 14, 2022
Title Instructional Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
University University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS, United States
Department Art and Art History
Application Deadline Jan. 16, 2023
Position Start Date Aug. 17, 2023
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Design - Graphic Design/Illustration

The Department of Art & Art History at The University of Mississippi invites applications for an Instructional Assistant Professor of Graphic Design beginning August 17, 2023. This permanent full-time, non-tenure-track, position requires an MFA in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, or other terminal degree in a related field at the time of appointment. Candidates will possess a commitment and ability to teach graphic design, digital imaging, typography, UI/UX and interactive design, and web design, as well as have a strong understanding in both traditional and contemporary design practices with knowlege in emerging media and technologies.

Candidates will work with undergraduate students in both the BA in Art and the BFA in Art, emphasis in Graphic Design, as well as with graduate students pursuing the MFA in Studio Art, with a focus on mentoring students through the development of portfolios in a variety of industry-related fields. The primary responsibilities for this position include teaching graphic design courses at both the lower and upper division, mentoring students in the program both academically as well as with career preparation, and performing service appropriate to the position including recruitment, facilities management, and participation in shared governance. The Department of Art & Art History offers a BA and BFA in Studio Art, BA in Art History and MFA in Studio Art. The University of Mississippi, which has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for twelve consecutive years as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, is located in Oxford, MS, ranked as one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns”.

Applicants should complete the University’s online application form at AND submit a letter of intent, updated Curriculum Vitae, and a designer’s statement. Candidates should possess a technical mastery of  industry-standard technologies and software, including the Adobe Creative Suite and have a strong foundation in typography and hierarchy. Applicants who proceed beyond the initial screening may be asked to submit additional materials. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2023. The position will remain open until an adequate pool has been established. More information about the department can be found at Please direct inquiries about this position to Professor Tyler Barnes, Chair of the Search Committee (

We recognize the importance of a diverse faculty and a supportive educational and professional environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are traditionally underrepresented in academia and from all candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.

More information about the University’s Pathways to Equity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan may be found at

The Equity-in-Action Plan for the College of Liberal Arts may be found at

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Founded in 1848, The University of Mississippi is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.

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  • Tyler Barnes
    Art and Art History
    University of Mississippi
    Oxford, MS


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