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Assistant or Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Auburn University

Date Posted May 20, 2021
Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Graphic Design
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Industrial & Graphic Design
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Digital Media
    Design - Graphic Design/Illustration

Job Description Summary
SIGD at Auburn University invites candidates to apply for a tenure track Assistant / Associate Professor position, appointment based on experience, with teaching responsibilities in existing graphic design studios and a specialized topic area, commencing Spring / Fall 2022. We are interested in candidates who can play a vital role as our Graphic Design Program evolves, preparing students for both the traditional print environment and the new demands of emerging digital technologies.

Candidates are expected to continue and/or develop an active program of scholarly or creative practice and funded research within the discipline that aligns with the SIGD / CADC and AU strategic plan.

Tenure-track faculty assignment of responsibilities is broken down as follows: 70% for teaching, 25% for research and scholarly related activity, and 5% for service. The teaching load consists of 2 design studios plus participation on a senior thesis committee per semester, subject to enrollment demand and or institutional policy.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must hold an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from an accredited institution or a terminal degree in a related field with a concentration in Graphic Design at the teim employment begins. Previous teaching experience in a post-secondary education environment and/or professional experience is desired. Recent M.F.A. graduates are also encouraged to apply.

The GDES program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the academic community’s diversity and excellence through their teaching, funded research/creative scholarship, and service. Excellent interpersonal skills are required.

Desired Qualifications
Desired candidates should have the ability to teach a variety of graphic design studios and related courses in a professional degree program, and demonstrate evidence of developing and maintaining funded research, scholarship or creative scholarship that has the potential to secure external funding and/or yield visibility and prestige to the program through publications, exhibitions, fellowships, etc. Interest in pursuing or assisting in the development of a design-based PhD program is encouraged.

Preference will be given to interest areas of teaching and funded creative research related to digital media and emerging visual communication related technologies.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Required submission materials include:

1) A letter of interest that identifies an area of teaching specialization and scholarly plan
2) A curriculum vitae
3) A statement of teaching philosophy
4) Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references
5) A pdf with 20 examples of professional work, creative work, and /or research (.pdf, which may include a link to an online digital reel for animation or motion graphics)
6) A pdf with examples of prior teaching experience if possible (.pdf, which may include a link to an online digital reel for animation or motion graphics)

Applicants must apply online at:

Any communication about this position should be sent to:

Graphic Design Faculty Search
School of Industrial and Graphic Design
207 Wallace Hall
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849
Attn: Clark Lundell, Head, SIGD

Review of applications shall begin 1 September 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time this position is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.

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