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Assistant or Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Auburn University

Date Posted Jul. 13, 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
  • Design - Graphic Design/Illustration

About Auburn University

As a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university with "R1" Carnegie classification, Auburn University maintains high standards for externally funded innovative, transformational research.

Auburn, AL is a historic college town and one of Alabama’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas with increasingly diverse cultural and recreational opportunities. With close proximity to Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, and the Gulf Coast, Auburn is an attractive place to live.

About the Graphic Design Program

Housed within the School of Industrial and Graphic Design (SIGD) in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC), the Graphic Design (GDES) Program ( at Auburn University prepares students to practice visual communication in a competitive global environment. Auburn’s nationally regarded B.F.A. in Graphic Design is NASAD accredited, and the curriculum emphasizes a systemic approach to design that enables students to become versatile designers, art directors and economically viable professionals.

GDES students receive hands-on instruction in a professional studio environment that fosters a strong sense of community among students and faculty. Students establish a foundation in drawing, 2D / 3D design, and typography in lower-level coursework. Foundational skills are then applied and extended in upper-level coursework experiences that include interactive design, user experience design, strategic branding, publication design, packaging, illustration, and image-making.

The GDES program introduces students to the professional design community by hosting exhibitions, symposia, and guest lectures by industry leaders. An internship program provides students with real-world experience and networking opportunities.

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, creative practice and funded research within the discipline that aligns with the SIGD / CADC and AU strategic plans.

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.

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