Tenure-Track Faculty – Graphic Design or Digital Art – Alma College

The Art Department at Alma College invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in graphic design or digital art beginning in August of 2021.

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts context and welcome opportunities for mentoring student research and/or supporting applied learning experiences. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in graphic design, digital art, and 2D art that serve students in both the Art Major and the New Media Studies Major. The ability to teach courses in animation and/or user experience design would be a plus. All faculty teach courses in both their areas of expertise and courses that meet the needs of our general education curriculum. Teaching load is six courses per year. Faculty in the Art Department work collaboratively across campus, embrace experiential learning, and seek vital connections at the intersection of theory and practice. An MFA or other related terminal degree is expected prior to start date; the committee would also consider candidates with relevant industry experience.

Applicants should submit the following materials: letter of application that includes a statement of the candidate’s commitment to working in an institution that promotes diversity, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, artist’s statement, and 20 images of personal work to Megan Brown at brownmm@alma.edu. Three confidential letters of reference should be sent under separate cover. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate Liberal Arts College committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.