Academic Position

Assistant/Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Texas Woman’s University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Art: Graphic Design

Position Description:
The Department of Visual Arts seeks a candidate to lead the Graphic Design area, which includes degrees on the undergraduate and graduate levels. Qualifications include a terminal degree (MFA, MDes, or PhD) in Graphic Design, or related fields.

Experience including graduate teaching, as well as a record of client work, exhibitions, publications, and/or any other peer-reviewed accomplishments for intellectual endeavors, is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will employ new technologies, alongside traditional approaches, and have the ability to teach courses on all levels of undergraduate teaching (foundation/core, intermediate, advanced concentration, cross-disciplinary, and special topics), graduate teaching (seminars, independent studies, theory and practice), and online, as well as train and supervise graduate students and other faculty in the area.

Alongside their teaching responsibilities, candidates must maintain a scholarly practice in the form of creative/research activities, as well as support the department, school, college, university, community and discipline through service. We prefer applicants who approach design thinking and design pedagogy as a conceptual component of interdisciplinary strategies and practices.

US News and World Report ranks Texas Woman's University among the top ten schools in the US in terms of diversity of student population. The university is also recognized as a Hispanic-serving institution. As such, we value and welcome diversity in our ranks.

Please submit the following materials for Please note job title and job code (IRC14036) in the subject line on the email.

Application letter
Curriculum vitae
Unofficial Transcripts
Teaching philosophy
Statement of scholarly (creative/research) practice
Samples of students works (images, papers, et cetera) in the form of one URL
Samples of own works in the form of one URL
Name and contact information of three references willing to provide a letter upon request
Abbreviated sample syllabi (optional) in the form of one URL

Deadline: December 1, 2017 or until filled.

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. An undergraduate program may be selected with a focus in art education, art history, ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and studio arts. The programs 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 programs provide a comprehensive approach to art learning, which facilitates a collaborative, cooperative, and supportive community. The faculty, staff and students are very active in their pursuits of excellence in their disciplines. Gallery showings, juried exhibitions, conference presentations, publications and positions with many well respected universities and arts organizations are some of the ways that the Department of Visual Arts continues to excel in all areas of the arts.

About the School:
The School of the Arts at Texas Woman's University aims to develop an appreciation and understanding of the arts as expressions of personal and cultural experience and to prepare individuals, particularly women, for professional work in the arts. The Department of Dance, Department of Music and Drama, as well as the Department of Visual Arts make up the School of the Arts.

It is the special mission of the School of the Arts:

Goal: Educational Programs for Arts Professionals
To provide liberal arts-based graduate and undergraduate programs of study which balance tradition and innovation and value diverse approaches to making, performing and researching the arts.
Goal: Collaboration Among the Arts
To provide a collaborative teaching/learning environment that encourages a diverse student population to develop meaningful interaction across the arts disciplines.
Goal: Scholarship
To advance knowledge and creative research in the arts through encouraging excellence in art making, performance, research and writing by students and faculty in local, regional, national and international venues.
Goal: Support Core Curriculum
To offer arts courses and experiences designed to provide all university students with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and appreciate the arts.
Goal: Arts in the Community
To enhance the cultural life of the community through exhibitions, performances, and educational programs designed to promote engagement with the arts.

About the College:
The College of Arts and Sciences at Texas Woman's University encapsulates the studies of the Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts), Fashion and Textiles, Humanities (English, Speech and Foreign Languages; History and Government; Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies), Social Sciences (Criminal Justice, Psychology and Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work), and Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics and Computer Sciences) as distinct but interrelated disciplines, while also serving as the core learning in all areas of the university.

About the University:
With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students, Texas Woman's University is the nation's largest university primarily for women. TWU offers degree programs in the liberal arts, nursing, health sciences, the sciences, business and education. Its campuses, in Denton, Dallas and Houston, are joined by an e-learning campus offering innovative online degree programs in business, education and general studies.

Texas Woman's University builds on its long tradition as a public institution primarily for women by educating a diverse community of students to lead personally and professionally fulfilling lives. TWU prepares women and men for leadership and service through high quality undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on campus and at a distance. A TWU education ignites potential, purpose and a pioneering spirit.


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