Arcadia University, Domestic

  • Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

    Location US-PA-Glenside
    9 month Faculty
    Visual and Performing Arts
  • Overview

    The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Arcadia University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor in Graphic and Interactive Design to begin in the Fall of 2019.


    Arcadia's College of Arts and Sciences offers programs in science, technology, and math; humanities; visual and performing arts; communications; and historical and political studies. These programs prepare students for careers that contribute to a global society and allow students to exhibit, perform, and publish on campus through a variety of campus media outlets, including an art gallery, a literary magazine, and an online journal.


    Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education's Open Doors Report for the past six years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University's 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study. 


    To learn more about the Department of Visual and Performing Art, go to:


    Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and additional documents to support teaching philosophy and creative work.


    Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.


    Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.


    Responsibilities include teaching 3 classes per semester, overseeing senior projects, maintaining a classroom and facilities, administrating budget for the Graphic Design area, and participating in departmental work, planning and advising. Faculty members are expected to assume a fair share of responsibility for service to the department and university.


    An established record and high level of professional activity relative to rank is expected, along with a working knowledge of the historical and theoretical discourse surrounding Graphic Design. The successful candidate would demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: Print and Web Design, Illustration, UI/UX Design, Brand Identity Design, Motion Graphics, Digital Imaging.


    Requirements include an MFA or equivalent and teaching experience at the college level required; Demonstrated interest in contributing to a contemporary interdisciplinary setting, and a willingness to develop curriculum in concert with colleagues from the various studio disciplines; Candidates should possess a strong vision and the ability to develop and lead a Graphic Design program within the liberal arts context.

    Application Instructions and Requirements

    Applications received by January 1, 2019 will receive full consideration.


    Full consideration will be given to candidates who successfully upload the following materials: 

    • A cover letter that summarizing the candidate's qualifications,
    • Curriculum vitae,
    • Statement of teaching philosophy,
    • Contact information of three references,
    • 20 samples of candidate's creative work,
    • 20 samples of students' work
    • Each file should be less than 5MB and each work should include title, material, size, year and the student work samples should include the description of the project.
    • For time-based work, please include a web link.

    Please visit: for more information





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