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Adjunct Faculty, Communication Design
Texas State University

Date Posted Mar. 9, 2021
Title Adjunct Faculty, Communication Design
University Texas State University
San Marcos, TX, United States
Department School of Art and Design
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date June 1, 2021
  • Online / Remote Position
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Adjunct Professor
  • Art - General
    Communications/Information Systems
    Design - Graphic Design/Illustration

Position Description:
The School of Art and Design features many areas of study and offers five undergraduate programs: communication design, studio, photography, art education, and art history. It also offers an MFA program in communication design. Our programs are nationally and regionally recognized, including our B.F.A. and M.F.A. in communication design. We believe in fostering conceptual and technical abilities necessary for artistic expression, and our more than 80 diverse faculty members support this effort.
We are seeking a communication design educator to collaborate within our large and successful program and contribute to maintaining and improving its position as one of the premier programs in our ever-changing field.

Teach 1-2 classes at the B.F.A. and/or M.F.A. level as assigned by the Director.
Successful candidates may teach BFA courses in Foundations, Typography, Interactive Design, Brand Communication or graduate-level classes.
Texas State University, an emerging research university, offers more than 200 undergraduate and post-graduate degrees through our nine academic colleges. Located in San Marcos, it is well situated between the vibrant design and technology communities in Austin and San Antonio.
Texas State University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. The university strives to cultivate a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life ( Women, members of minority and underrepresented groups, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications
To teach at the BFA level: a BFA in communication design, visual communication, graphic design or related discipline and a record of professional accomplishments within the area of communication design
To teach at the MFA level: M.F.A., M.Des., or Ph.D. degree in communication design, visual communication, graphic design or related discipline completed by date of hire and a record of professional accomplishments in research/creative activity within the area of communication design

  • Knowledge of and experience with computer-mediated technologies and core software applications relevant to the communication design discipline (e.g., Macintosh OS, Adobe Creative Suite);
  • Excellent typography skills (demonstrated through professional work);
  • Knowledge in emerging technologies within the field;
  • Strong conceptual and formal design skills; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more years of successful undergraduate and/or graduate university/college level teaching (may include graduate teaching assistantships) as it pertains to the communication design discipline;
  • Online or hybrid teaching experience;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Application Procedures
1. Letter of application stating how your experience and credentials fulfill the
requirements for this position (not to exceed two pages).
2. Curriculum vitae or Resume including phone number, email address and a link to a portfolio of work.
3. Contact information (e-mail address, phone numbers) for three current references.

All correspondence regarding the search will be conducted via email. Please send any inquires to

  • Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

    Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

    Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

    Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Ginger Blanchard
    School of Art and Design
    Texas State University
    601 University Drive
    San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 512-245-2611


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