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Lecturer in Graphic Design, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track

James Madison University k

Harrisonburg, VA

Oct 4
Job Description

Position: The School of Art, Design and Art History at James Madison University seeks dynamic and innovative individuals to fill two (2) Lecturer in Graphic Design positions to teach a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum in an undergraduate graphic design program that includes print, web, interactive, illustration, exhibition, packaging, and emerging media. We seek candidates who wish to participate in a collaborative community that fosters independent thought and creativity, embraces the diversity of cultural expression, and cultivates excellence in the making and understanding of graphic design. Positions begin in August 2022.

Responsibilities: The successful candidates will demonstrate a critical understanding of communication problem solving, innovative conceptual and strategic thinking, typographic application and structure, design theory, media technology, aesthetic execution, design process, and historical/contemporary trends. The individuals must have expertise in two or more of the following: UI/UX design, web design, typography, branding, package design, design history, illustration, information design, business of graphic design, social impact design, publication design, or motion graphics. We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

*For full position description and application instructions, please visit and search for Faculty Posting #F1712.

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

James Madison University

Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.