Job Opening – Assistant Professor – Graphic Design/Interactive Web Design

The School of Art & Design at Marshall University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Graphic Design/Interactive Web Design, beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will teach three undergraduate courses per semester in a variety of graphic design areas, including web design, application design, information design – IA/UI/UX, motion graphics, brand identity, and packaging design. Responsibilities will also include teaching 2D design principles and Adobe CC in the Foundations area, mentoring students in research and creative activity, supporting student design internships, contributing to the operation of two Mac labs, and maintaining scholarly/creative design research. Additional related duties include academic advising, curriculum development, and service to the institution and community.

Located in downtown Huntington, WV, the Visual Arts Center is a newly renovated 66,000-square-foot, six-floor building that houses the Art Education, Art History, Fibers, Foundations, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, and Printmaking areas. Faculty teaching in all areas of the School of Art & Design are committed to providing students with a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages both conceptual and aesthetic innovation. Specifically, the Graphic Design area prepares students for a career in the design field by emphasizing client-based practices, requiring internship experience, and mentoring students in AIGA and other professional activities. It is our largest area of emphasis for BFA majors. Visit for more information about our School.

Applications submitted by Sunday, February 4, 11:59 pm, 2018 will receive priority consideration, but the search will remain open until filled.

Position Title Assistant Professor – Graphic Design/Interactive Web Design
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Department School of Art and Design – MU2220
Location MU – Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications Applicants must have an MFA in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, New Media, or related field by the time of appointment. The qualified candidate will have a substantial record of client-based, industry experience, and will also be an energetic educator and collaborator. Demonstrated knowledge of traditional design principles and theory, along with interactive/responsive web design, media platform fluency, and contemporary issues/emerging platforms in visual communication is required; familiarity with typography, print design, and graphic design history is also expected. Applicants must be fluent in Mac OS, Adobe CC, and other industry-standard design software, and must demonstrate effective communication and problem-solving skills.


Preferred Qualifications The preferred candidate will have college-level teaching experience in a rigorous studio art and design environment. In addition to interactive web design, preferred applicants will demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: data visualization, creative coding, animation, 3D design/rendering, or illustration. Interest in team-taught studio art Foundations courses and evidence of commitment to student recruitment/retention are desired. The university places a high priority on candidates who can contribute to the general education curriculum with core courses designated as community-based learning and critical thinking.