Assistant Professor of Graphic Design/New Media

Sioux Falls, SD

3 weeks ago

The Art Department at Augustana University is seeking the tenure track faculty position of Assistant Professor of Graphic Design/New Media beginning Fall 2022. 

Primary Responsibilities: (1) Instruction of design and graphic design studio courses for majors and non-majors, (2) instruction of moving image and/or new media elective courses for majors and non-majors, (3) advising undergraduates, and (4) service to the University community.

Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, an on-going artistic studio practice and creative research, and provide service to the institution. The university seeks individuals with drive, an appreciation for diversity, and talent to teach undergraduate courses in graphic design with additional course emphasis in one or more of the following areas: new media, web design, computer animation, digital storytelling. The development of new course offerings is expected, and the ability to teach moving image, and some foundation courses is a favorable advantage for this position. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester and one course in the January interim (3-1-3). The courses taught will include Design 1, Graphic Design 1, Advanced Graphic Design, and art electives. Successful candidates will share and maintain the computer laboratory classroom space, with printers, computers and other digital media tools.

Successful applicants will have a demonstrated dedication to undergraduate education, a commitment to innovative teaching, proof of excellence in studio work, a distinguished exhibition record or equivalent in professional graphic design portfolio, and the ability to meet the flexible instructional needs of the department. Interacting with students, faculty, and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.


Minimum Education: MFA strongly preferred or similar industry experience

Minimum Experience/Training: 

Demonstrated expertise and skill in graphic design, with preference given to candidates having experience in digital filmmaking, web design, new media, and/or animation. 

Three years of professional experience

The successful candidate must have a commitment to college-level teaching

The successful candidate must be willing and able to teach in both the traditional face-to-face and blended (hybrid) format.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain active professional development activities and service to the Department and College. Committee work is expected. 

Salary: Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on Oct 20, 2021. 

Application Procedure: Please send the following electronically to

(1) a cover letter, 

(2) a statement of teaching philosophy, 

(3) an artist statement and description of future scholarly/research plans, 

(4) a statement on your commitment to diversity (how you worked to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your previous position and how you plan to continue to do so at Augustana), 

(5) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 

(6) a curriculum vita, 

(7) 20 work samples (jpeg) with image list uploaded,

(8) 10 student work samples (jpeg) uploaded,

(9) Optional: Up to 5 minutes of video work uploaded,

(10) contact information for 3 references,

(11) Augustana University employment application 

Official website:

Contact Augustana University Human Resources with questions: Liz Soukup, Employment Specialist,, 605-274-4107.

For more information about the department please see the Department of Art web page:

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check.