Part Time Positions in Design at University of San Francisco

Job Summary

The Design Program at the University of San Francisco (USF) invites applications for part-time position(s) in Design Fundamentals, Digital Media Design/ Interaction Design and Typography, to begin August 2018.

Situated within the Department of Art + Architecture, the Design Program at USF merges innovative graphic design with digital and interactive media into a dynamic interdisciplinary curriculum. By learning through an expanded definition of design, our students gain comprehensive experience with a wide range of process-oriented skills, including conceptual development, visual rhetoric, formal experimentation, and critical thinking. Located in the heart of San Francisco, USF is a diverse, liberal arts university that emphasizes social justice and global perspectives.

Preferred qualifications include:

MFA degree (or equivalent work experience) in Design, Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Multimedia, Interaction Design or a related field; proficiency in a range of technologies and applications; knowledge of historical and contemporary issues in the design discipline; ability to connect design practice to issues of political, environmental, and community concern; successful teaching experience at the university level;

Job Responsibilities

Part-time faculty teach 4-8 units (1-2 courses) per semester. Courses meet 2x week for 2 hours and 45 minutes each. The Fall semester runs August 21 through December 5 with time off for Fall Break and Thanksgiving. In addition to course time, part-time faculty are expected to hold 1 hour of office hours per course.

USF offers a highly competitive salary and incentives for part-time faculty including opportunities for grant money, extensive library recourses, on-campus exhibition space, modest course budgets, small class sizes, and more.


To apply please send the following in PDF format:

· A letter of application that explains your interest in teaching at USF, and a list of the types of courses you are most qualified to teach.

· A curriculum vitae

· Link to a portfolio website or PDF portfolio of your professional and/or student work


Applications should be sent to:

Rachel Beth Egenhoefer, Design Program Director —

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to those received before June 4, 2018.

More information about the Design Program and the Department of Art + Architecture can be found on our website at: