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Ast Professor-Fixed Term Non-Renewable

Company name
Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, United States

Employment Type

Education, Design

Posted on
Apr 14, 2023



Work type:

Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:

College Of Arts And Letters


Art Art History And Design 10004068

Sub Area:

FAS- Fac./Acad Staff


Salary Commensurate with Experience


East Lansing


Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Working/Functional Title

Graphic Design Ast Prof (Non-Renewable)

Position Summary

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University seeks an Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) in Graphic Design committed to excellence in design education. The selected candidate will join faculty colleagues who educate across diverse fields of design that include, but are not limited to, visual communication, typography, information design, package design, environmental graphics, systems design, interaction design, motion design, social design, design and social justice, inclusive design, equitable design, graphic design history, speculative design, computational systems, critical design theory, and sustainable design. Applicants who possess expertise in a complimentary field and/or industry experience and wish to use that experience to foster excellence in design education are encouraged to apply. The position is a full-time, fixed-term academic appointment for one-year only

at the rank of Assistant Professor with a teaching load of 3 courses per semester (Fall 23, Spring 24) commencing August 16, 2023.

The successful candidate should be committed to advancing the design disciplines through a thorough, compassionate, and committed approach to design education. Applicants should exhibit a strong foundational understanding of formal design principles, design processes and technologies, and creative problem definition and solution skills.

The ideal candidate will bring enthusiastic willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues in the Department and College. The Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) offers undergraduate degree programs in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Art History and Visual Culture, Art Education, Apparel and Textile Design, and a graduate degree program in Studio Art. We seek a faculty member who has a strong commitment to teaching in our vibrant Graphic Design Program that emphasizes a diversity of conceptual and technical practices to approximately 150 BFA in Graphic Design majors and 400 Graphic Design Minors.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -MFA, MGD, MDes or equivalent terminal de

Minimum Requirements

An MFA, MGD, MDes or equivalent terminal degree is required. Professional experience in the field of graphic design is desirable. Expertise in digital technologies for graphic design is required.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit:

a cover letter

current curriculum vitae and portfolio with up to 20 images of your work and up to 20 images of student work, in a single PDF

a statement of teaching experience and philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications

A 1-page summary of your philosophy of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to intellectual leadership in the areas of teaching/curriculum development, research/creative activities, service, outreach, advising, and/or administration. The statement should also include an explanation of related past or planned activities/endeavors as well as how the candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence. For more about MSU’s DEI efforts, see

. For more information about writing diversity statements, see

the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website

. Posting number 855934

For more information, contact Tanya Hartman, Chair of the Search Committee at

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Review of Applications Begins On



Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion .

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.


Apr 14, 2023

Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close:

Apr 13, 2025

Eastern Daylight Time

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