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Full Time, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Graphic Design position 67372

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites

applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Graphic Design.

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master’s and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research, and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-­‐like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds, and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college.

Within this setting, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences/ Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art offers these undergraduate degree programs: B.F.A. 2D or 3D/4D Studio, B.F.A. Graphic Design, B.A. Studio Arts, and B.A. Art History, and B.S. Graphic Communications Management with course offerings in Animation, Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Jewelry/Metals, New Media, Painting, Printmaking, Paper and Book Arts, Photography, and Sculpture. The Department also offers the M.F.A.

degree with focus in 2D Studio, 3D Studio, or Graphic Design. Seventeen full-time faculty members teach

400+ undergraduate majors and 30 graduate students. The Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Three galleries and a sculpture garden are housed in a newly constructed, state-of-the-art gallery and Black Box Theatre facility, the Center for Art & Theatre. Permanent collections include the Southern Folk Art Research Center and the Georgia Artists Collection. The visual arts are experienced by all students on campus and are highly respected as an essential facet of the University’s liberal arts mission. This position will further the department’s graphic design curriculum by creating new learning opportunities for our students in discipline specialty course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor of Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design requires a teaching load of 9 credit hours per semester, being active in creative/ research/ scholarly activities, and providing service to the university and community that are consistent with departmental expectations. The position is an academic, tenure-track appointment, and the salary

is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in graphic design, or a closely related field, from an accredited institution by August 1, 2017
  • Thorough knowledge of discipline relevant digital techniques, methods, UI, UX, interactivity,

and web design

  • Demonstrated excellence in graphic design
  • Ability to teach across the graphic design curriculum
  • Proficiency with Macintosh platform and current versions of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in current issues and trends in Graphic Design
  • Recent MFA GD Graduates and anticipated May 2017 MFA GD Graduates are encouraged to apply
  • Knowledge of mobile applications, new media, motion graphics and animation
  • Evidence of creative work and/or scholarship creative through portfolio or publications


Screening of applications begins September 30, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2017. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three (3) professional references; a written teaching philosophy; 20 examples of personal/ professional work; 20 examples of student work submitted as a multi-­‐page pdf file.

Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:


Santanu Majumdar, Search Chair, Search # 67372

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University

  1. P. O. Box 8032

Statesboro GA 30460‐8032

Electronic mail:

Telephone: 912-478-5284

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-­‐evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

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