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Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
St. Edward's University

Date Posted Mar. 8, 2022
Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
University St. Edward's University
Austin, TX, United States
Department Fine Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Visiting Professor
  • Design - Graphic Design/Illustration
Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

St. Edward's University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design within the Department of Visual Studies. We are seeking a thoughtful and engaged designer who is able to translate contemporary design practices into innovative curricula within a highly collaborative department. The successful candidate will have expertise in incorporating experience/product/interaction design skills and concepts across different levels in a curriculum, and be comfortable working at the intersection of theory and practice.

In addition, experience engaging with a diverse student body is essential-candidates should be able to demonstrate their capacity for empathy, ability to meet students where they are, and willingness to approach the classroom environment with generosity and care. The search committee strongly encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented groups in higher education.

This initial one-year appointment will begin in Fall 2022, and is intended to be renewed upon successful completion of the first year.

For consideration, must have a M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree in a design-related field. Teaching experience at the university level. Demonstrate a high level of competency and craft in user experience design, user interface design, product design, interaction design, or closely-related discipline. Expertise in relevant contemporary design tools, professional workflows, and research methods. Ability to contribute to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at St. Edward's University

Preferred qualifications include: full-time experience in professional UX and/or graphic design positions. Working knowledge of HTML/CSS, plus an additional coding language (java, python, processing, etc.). Possess a broad understanding of the design profession. Active record of creative research. Must possess the ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.

  • Teach eight undergraduate courses per academic year (e.g., four in Fall; four in Spring)
  • Participate in curriculum development in collaboration with Graphic Design (GDES), User Experience Design (UXDE), and/or Visual Studies (VISU) faculty
  • Participate in service to the GDES program and the Department of Visual Studies
  • Perform other duties as required in the Faculty Manual

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage - Blue Cross Blue Shield (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental - Guardian Dental

Vision - Guardian/Davis Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts


Interested applicants should submit an online application along with the following materials at;
  • Letter of interest summarizing the candidate's teaching and professional experience (1 page maximum)
  • Statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion that details the candidate's knowledge, track record, and plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a professional at St. Edward's University (1 page maximum).
  • Teaching philosophy statement that details the candidate's approach to pedagogy and interest in teaching design within a liberal arts context (1 page maximum)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Examples of professional design work (PDF format, maximum 20 pages)
  • Examples of student work (PDF format, maximum 20 pages)
  • Three letters of recommendation, emailed to Jacqueline Tamayo, Assistant to the Dean, School of Arts and Humanities (

Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 3, 2022. We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is closed.

Candidates selected for the final stage of review may be asked to send additional materials such as complete syllabi.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers. We consider applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these items.


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



We are not offering sponsorship at this time.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference#: J2020160


Available: Fall 2022

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