Assistant/Associate Professor of Art – Graphic Design

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The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks qualified faculty for its  Art Department beginning late July of 2023, with initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate  Professor, commensurate with experience, and with a specialty in Graphic Design. This is a full-time, tenure-track teaching position. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society. 

UMHB is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and offers B.F.A. and  B.A. undergraduate degrees that include majors in Art Education, Graphic Design, and Studio Art.  The department consists of eight full-time faculty, an art secretary, and eight part-time instructors who serve our 100+ undergraduate majors.  

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 22,000 in the heart of central Texas. Nearby cities are Temple (7 miles), Waco (42 miles), Austin (60 miles), San Antonio (130 miles) and Dallas/Ft.  Worth (130 miles). Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community. 

Faculty Responsibilities: Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development, student recruitment and advising, professional attainment, and service to department,  college, university, and the community. 

Specific Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach a course load of 12 credit hours per long semester with primary responsibilities in Graphic Design in the foundational and upper levels. Courses could include Digital Art, Typography, Graphic Design I, II, or III, and Web  Design. Secondary teaching responsibilities will depend on departmental needs and may include courses in 2D Foundations and art history. The successful candidate should be well-versed in design thinking and professional practices, and eager to work in a highly collaborative teaching environment targeting undergraduate art students. Enthusiasm for recruiting, undergraduate design and art competitions, field trips, portfolio reviews, and assisting new graduates with job-seeking is essential. Other responsibilities of the position include university and departmental service, advising, and maintaining a scholarly or creative portfolio. 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Terminal degree in Graphic Design or related field. 
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in design history and contemporary trends in graphic design,  digital and motion graphics, animation and/or video. 
  • A strong record of professional or academic accomplishment within the field of design.
  • Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential.  
  • Must be an active, committed Christian. 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • University-level teaching experience beyond graduate teaching. 
  • Proficient knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and prototyping software that are commonly used in visual communication design. 
  • Broad experience across traditional and digital media. 

Salaries & Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents. 

TO APPLY: Visit www.umhb.edu/careersfor more details and to apply. Please submit a letter of interest,  Curriculum Vitae, statement of design philosophy, statement of teaching philosophy, transcript copies, and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Submit in PDF format 20 images of professional work and 20 images of student work (student work labeled with course only). Your letter of interest should also respond to UMHB’s mission and values, found at http://about.umhb.edu/our-mission. In addition, include in one page or less, a description of your own Christian beliefs and commitments.  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

To apply for this job please visit www.umhb.edu.