Assistant Professor of Graphic Design


Position Title

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design


College of Fine Arts (CFA) Division of Visual Arts (DVA)


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The Division of Visual Arts in the College of Fine Arts at Jacksonville University invites applicants for a fulltime, 9-month, tenure-accruing position at the level of Assistant Professor in Graphic Design. The Division is seeking a faculty member with a strong professional practice and investment in teaching. We view the Graphic Design program as an adaptable and evolving discipline infused by technology that offers new platforms for communication. Expertise in graphic design and typography across traditional and dynamic media and specialization in one or two practice areas, such as web design is expected. We are seeking candidtes with a commitment to the innovation of graphic design curriculum, utilizing a broad definition of making within a program focused on the visual arts. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching, advising students, supporting university service, and engaging in professional activities is expected.

Essential Job Duties

  • Develop and teach courses in Graphic Design at all levels in the undergraduate program.
  • Advise students at the undergraduate level.
  • Develop a solid applied research portfolio in Graphic Design with a focus on collaborative and inter-disciplinary research.
  • Establish and supervise focused internships and independent studies.

Special Skills

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)

Work Conditions

  • Primarily indoors except when traveling between campus buildings
  • Some off-campus travel may be required

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • MFA in Graphic Design (or related field)

Minimum Work Experience

  • Academic teaching experience at the undergraduate level in Graphic Design (or related field)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in graphic design and typography across traditional and dynamic media.
  • Academic teaching experience in Experience/Interaction Design.
  • Strong foundation in Print/Static Design.
  • Curriculum development

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Qualified and interested applicants should submit a cover letter, teaching philosophy – outlining their pedagogical approach, a curriculum vitae, portfolio of professional and student work, Jacksonville University faculty application and background check authorization, names and contact info for three references and unofficial transcripts via email to