University of South Carolina Upstate — Assistant Professor of Graphic Design


Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

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The University of South Carolina Upstate is a positive, diverse, and empowering institution for motivated, success-minded students who want to be challenged academically, supported personally, and pushed to the boundaries of their potential in an opportunity-rich environment. Because the University of South Carolina Upstate is proud of its student body, we seek to attract a diverse applicant pool.

The Visual Arts Program in the Division of Fine Arts and Communication Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Graphic Design beginning August 16, 2022. The successful candidate will teach three introductory and upper-level graphic design courses per semester within a multi-disciplinary visual arts program consisting of faculty in graphic design, studio art, art education, and art history. Expectations for the selected candidate will include exceptional teaching, a strong record of research and practice in the design field, and a distinct and progressive vision for curriculum development. Full-time faculty are also expected to maintain an active research agenda and engage in departmental, university, and professional service.

Minimum qualifications:
• MFA in Graphic Design by the time of appointment;
• At least one year of professional design experience;
• Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in web design and development (HTML/CSS and WordPress), as well as design theory and methodology, typography, print and web design, Adobe CC, and Mac OS.

Preferred Qualifications:
• At least one year of at least part-time teaching experience in Graphic Design at the university level (to include assistantships or contingent faculty appointments);
• Demonstrated expertise in program and curriculum development;
• A demonstrated record of effective student mentorship;
• Demonstrated skill in print, typography, web, and interactive design, with an emphasis on concept development and problem solving.

For a complete job description and to apply, go to https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/110968. Please note the required items in the special instructions.

Matthew Donaldson, Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Division of Fine Arts and Communication Studies
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: (864) 503-5829
Email: donald22@uscupstate.edu

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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