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Faculty - Graphic Design (Web/Interactive) - 14AS-SOA-VA01

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Denton, TX
Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Graphic Design
Full Time

Texas Woman's University - Denton Campus

Department: Visual Arts

Title: Assistant Professor, Graphic Design (Web/Interactive)

Job Code: 14AS-SOA-VA01

Review of applications: Begins January 16, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number).

Send the following items to The Department of Visual Arts:

  • Teaching Philosophy (no more than 1 page)
  • A sample syllabus for an undergraduate design course
  • A CD with the following items: 20 examples of professional design and/or digital media work and 20 examples of student work. Please send items as a single PDF file and label all design works (both professional and student) with title, date, and medium.
Department of Visual Arts
Graphic Design Search Committee
P.O. Box 425469
Denton, TX 76204


The Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman's University seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member in Graphic Design(Web/Interactive) beginning August 2015.

Responsibilities and Expectations
Requirements include a strong focus on web and interactive design. The ideal candidate should have a thorough knowledge of emerging technologies in relation to graphic design including interactive media, responsive design (UX), and web technologies. Additionally, a working knowledge of design theory and application, industry standards and traditional media is expected. Candidate will teach beginning to advance level graphic design courses in the undergraduate and graduate program, advise students, and contribute to program development. Courses taught may include: interactive design, identity design, typography, web design, and/or motion graphics. Candidates should demonstrate successful command of digital and traditional media (working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite) for concept development, typography, and image making. As an artist/designer, teaching within a fine arts focused program, primary responsibilities include teaching, overseeing the graphic design computer lab, creative/scholarly activity, student advising and departmental and university service.

About the Department
The Department of Visual Arts offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.), and Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degrees in Art with concentrations in art education, art history, ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture and studio art.

The concentration areas are designed to prepare visual artists, scholars and/or educators who are well grounded in studio art practices, history and criticism of art, and professional practices. The department strives to build the student's awareness of context, purpose, creative and aesthetic inquiry, critical theory and practice, historical and contemporary trends, professional responsibility and personal voice in the visual arts. Integrating studio and theoretical studies, the various concentration areas provide a comprehensive approach to art and design learning, which facilitates a collaborative, cooperative and supportive community.

Visual Arts faculty are enthusiastically committed to education and facilitating each student's artistic growth. As working studio artists and professional designers, recognized and active in their respective fields, faculty members mentor by example demonstrating the rewards of continued artistic discovery and creative research.

The Fine Arts Building houses state-of-the-art digital Mac labs with large format printers and scanners, woodshop and welding area, ceramic studio and multiple kilns, photography darkroom, lighting studio and mat cutting lab, letterpress studio and polymer plate maker, printmaking studio, papermaking studio, and an emerging technology lab featuring a 3-D scanner, 3-D printer and laser cutter/engraver.

Required Qualifications

  • MFA in Graphic Design, Design Communication, Visual Communication or equivalent.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of design theory and application, industry standards and digital and traditional media.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Proficiency in interactive and web-based software.
  • College level teaching experience as instructor of record.
  • Professional industry experience in graphic design in relation to interactive media, responsive design (UX), and web technologies.
  • Record of an active and recognized professional practice of client-initiated or self-directed design development and/or academic research in the graphic design (or related) field.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficient in digital media theories and histories in graphic design.
  • Proficient in motion graphics.
  • Active in candidate's local graphic design and/or arts community.
Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of over 15,000, prepares students for success in a global world. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at

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