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Visiting Assistant Professor of Art - Graphic Design
The University of South Dakota

Date Posted Jun. 24, 2019
Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Art - Graphic Design
University The University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD, United States
Department Department of Art
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 22, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Design - Graphic Design/Illustration

Full-time, one academic year position. Duties of the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate levels of graphic design in a BFA/MFA program. The curriculum requires knowledge of design methodology, Adobe Creative Cloud, typography, package design, publication design, information design, branding design, etc. as well as contemporary theory and concepts in art and design. Faculty members are responsible for teaching, participation in student reviews and critiques, maintaining and operating a safe studio environment, and serving as a mentor to students in and out of the classroom. Participation in Inclusive Excellence by undertaking outreach to diverse communities (multicultural student organizations, Native American community, GLBTIQ community, Latino community, veterans, women, etc.) on and off campus is encouraged. Appointment will begin on August 22, 2019.

MFA in graphic design, visual communication, or equivalent from an accredited institution is required. Knowledge of current practice and theory in graphic design both print and digital media is required. An established creative scholarship/research program is desirable. Professional client-based experience or comparable achievements in their area of expertise is preferred. Excellent communication, collaboration, and organization skills are required. At least two-years of college level teaching experience is preferred.

Applications will only be accepted on-line at Include on the website a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 20 labeled digital images or other documentation of personal work, 20 labeled digital images of student work, one representative course syllabi, teaching philosophy, artist/designer statement and contact information for three professional references. Images may be shared via a personal website link, the yourfuture site, or dropbox, etc.

Questions, contact:

Dr. Larry Schou, Dean
Graphic Design Review Committee
College of Fine Arts
The University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069
Questions: 605-658-3444

Review of applications will begin June 26, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Department of Art, a community of approximately 133 undergraduate majors, 10-15 graduate students and 9 full-time art faculty, is the only visual arts program in South Dakota to offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (emphasis areas include ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture or art education) and Master of Fine Arts degree (emphasis areas include graphic design, painting, printmaking or sculpture) and is part of the only College of Fine Arts in the State of South Dakota.

The University of South Dakota is located in southeast South Dakota. USD is the flagship institution in the state (enrollment over 10,000) and is comprised of the College of Fine Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, the Schools of Business, Education, Law, Medicine, as well as the Graduate School.

  • USD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Larry Schou, Dean
    College of Fine Arts
    The University of South Dakota
    414 East Clark St
    Vermillion, SD 57069
  • 605-658-3444


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