Assistant Professor in Graphic Design – Motion Design – University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design – Motion Design
Department of Art & Art History
College of Arts + Architecture

Our growing BFA in Graphic Design program seeks an innovative designer, researcher, and teacher with expertise in motion design. Additional areas of expertise might include video, animation, or XR; human-centered or community-engaged design; and design history/theory. The desired education is MFA or MDes in Graphic Design or closely related discipline, however, applicants may present evidence of comparable experience (3 – 5 years) and/or distinction in the field. Candidates should demonstrate a record of achievement in research and provide evidence of a trajectory towards tenure. Portfolio can include client-based work, and/or peer reviewed exhibitions, competitions, grants, scholarly publications and presentations. Teaching assignment is 5 courses per year, primarily in Graphic Design and some in Digital Media. Teaching experience effective for undergraduate level is desired. We are interested in candidates that have successfully mentored individuals from groups underrepresented in higher education.

Application Information

For a complete position description and to complete an electronic application please go to:; the Position Designation is Faculty; and the Position Number is 007161. Screening will begin January 3, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please prepare the following to be submitted and uploaded individually in PDF format:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  • Contact for three references
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Diversity Statement
  • Portfolio of personal work
  • Portfolio of student work

About the University

UNC Charlotte is categorized as a doctoral-granting institution with higher research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas, the University is approximately 10 miles from uptown on an expanding modern campus. It is part of one of the oldest public university systems in the US and offers approximately 30,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For more information about the university, please see

About CoA+A and Department

The Department of Art & Art History is one of five units housed in the College of Arts + Architecture, which includes Dance, Music, Theatre, and the School of Architecture. The Department is accredited by NASAD, consists of 28 full-time Faculty and 350 total students. The BFA in Graphic Design program includes 5 faculty, approximately 100 majors, and courses in digital and print design, typography, UX/UI design strategies, design methods and research, branding and advertising, senior projects and capstone courses. In addition to the Graphic Design major, the department offers a BA in Art, BA in Art History, a minor in Art History, and a BFA in Art that includes 7 concentration areas; 3D Interdisciplinary, Digital Media, Illustration, Painting, Print Media, Photography, and Art Education. For more information, see Diversity Statement UNC Charlotte and the College of Arts + Architecture strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. AA/EOE. For more information, see


UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. It leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.