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Faculty - School of Art - 14AS-SOA-VA01

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Denton, TX
Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Graphic Design
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Texas Woman's University - Denton Campus

Department: Visual Arts

Title: Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

Job Code: 14AS-SOA-VA01

Date Closed: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, 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 14AS-SOA-VA01

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 beginning August 2014.

Responsibilities and Expectations
The ideal candidate is well versed in graphic design theory and application, industry standards, and traditional and digital media with an emphasis in web and interactive design including responsive design and emerging developments in HTML and CSS. 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: identity design, typography, web design, and interactive design or motion graphics. Candidates should demonstrate successful command of traditional and digital 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 history, ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and visual art leading to teacher certification in art.

The programs are designed to prepare visual artists, scholars and/or educa¬tors 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 programs provide a comprehensive approach to art learning, which facilitates a collaborative, cooperative, and supportive community.

Required Qualifications
  • MFA in Graphic Design, Design Communication, Visual Communication or equivalent.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • College level teaching experience as instructor of record.
  • One year of professional industry experience in graphic design and digital media.
  • 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 graphic design and digital media theories and histories.
  • 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

Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate's ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.
Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons.
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