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Full Time Visiting Faculty, Graphic Design Program

Auburn University k

Auburn, AL

Apr 1
Job Description

Job Description Summary
SIGD at Auburn University invites candidates to apply for a one year (nine month / two semester) nontenure track visiting position for an appointment in the Graphic Design Program commencing August 2022. Candidates should specialize in teaching freshman-level 2-D and 3-D fundamentals that emphasize formal elements and principles of design and would be responsible for teaching first-year courses to pre-graphic design students within a professional degree program. Ability to teach drawing is a plus.

Responsibilities of the appointment are broken down as follows: 70% for teaching, 25% for research and scholarly related activity, and 5% for service. The teaching load consists of two design studios plus participation on a senior thesis committee per semester, subject to enrollment demand and or institutional policy. 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.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must hold an M.F.A. in Graphic Design or related discipline from an accredited institution at the time employment begins. Previous teaching experience in a post-secondary education environment and/or professional experience is preferred.

Recent M.F.A. graduates are also encouraged to apply. The GDES program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the academic community’s diversity and excellence through their teaching, funded research/creative scholarship, and service. Excellent interpersonal skills are required

Desired Qualifications
Desired candidates should have the ability to teach a variety of foundation graphic design studios and related courses, and demonstrate evidence of developing and maintaining funded research, scholarship or creative scholarship that has the potential to secure external funding and/or yield visibility and prestige to the program through publications, exhibitions, fellowships, etc.

Application Details

How to Apply
Required submission materials include:
1) A letter of interest that identifies an area of teaching specialization and scholarly plan
2) A curriculum vitae
3) A statement of teaching philosophy
4) Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references
5) A pdf with 20 examples of professional work, creative work, and /or research (.pdf, which may include a link to an online digital reel for animation or motion graphics)
6) A pdf with examples of prior teaching experience if possible (.pdf, which may include a link to an online digital reel for animation or motion graphics)

Any communication about this position should be sent to:
Graphic Design Faculty Search
School of Industrial and Graphic Design
207 Wallace Hall
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849
Or email

Review of applications shall begin April 13, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Auburn University

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.

is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
Auburn University is understanding to the family needs of faculty including dual-career couples.

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The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time this position is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of