Required Qualifications and Education:
Candidates for the position must have an MFA in Graphic Design or related field by August 2014. Requirements for the position include: professional experience and/or prior college level teaching experience, and a combination of skills covering the following areas: typography, contemporary media (web design, motion graphics, and interactive media), identity design, and page layout or print production. Additional skills might also include experience in packaging and exhibit design. Candidates must be able to teach classes outside of the graphic design emphasis such as drawing, 2D design, etc. Evidence of knowledge of historical and contemporary design is required.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
Teach three courses per semester in a NASAD accredited undergraduate program with approximately 325 majors, participate in portfolio reviews and student advising, provide leadership and vision in curricular development, participate in university and departmental committee work, and maintain an active research professional practice.

Salary: Competitive; commensurate with rank and experience.

Department/Division: Department of Art and Design/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Campus: Allendale

How To Apply:
Submit application online at: The online system permits document attachment. Include a letter of interest addressing qualifications, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references. Additionally, include a web address for a portfolio of at least 20 examples of your work and at least 10 examples of student work (if available). If web portfolios are not available, a Mac compatible CD/DVD may be sent to: Graphic Design/Foundations Search Committee, Department of Art and Design, 1105 Calder Art Center, 1 Campus Drive, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. For more information contact:, Department of Art and Design:

Application Deadline Date: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013. Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2014.


Grand Valley State University
1105 CAC 1 Campus Drive
Allendale, Michigan 49401
United States of America


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