Instructors in Graphic Design

Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters

United States

Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof-Fixed Term Graphic Design

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Art Art History And Design 10004068
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Working/Functional Title

Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Prof-Fixed Term Graphic Design

Position Summary

The Graphic Design program at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of fixed-term assistant professors, instructors and assistant instructors (to teach in the fall, summer, and/or spring semesters). These positions will be filled per course/per semester, on an as needed basis. Applicants in this pool are reviewed when the program has an immediate need to fill a vacancy as needed within two years to begin as early as August 16, 2022.


Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Graphic Design. Graphic Design courses include: Graphic Design I & II, Typography I & II, Digital Graphic Design, Concepts of Graphic Design, Design Thinking, Experimental Design Practices, Motion, Interaction Design, Identity Design, Spatial Design, Senior Seminar, Design Center, and Special Topics in Graphic Design.

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


Minimum Requirements


  • BA, BFA in Graphic Design.
  • Experience teaching at the college level preferred.
  • Professional experience in the graphic design field and/or MDes, MFA.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit
a) a cover letter
b) current curriculum vitae
c) a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications
d) a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence
e) and the names and email addresses of 3 potential references.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Chris Corneal ( For more information about Graphic Design at MSU go to

Review of applications will begin 7/26/2022. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site Posting # 798812.

Persons with disabilities have a right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.

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Department Statement

The Graphic Design program within the Department of Art, Art History, and Design seeks colleagues at an exciting point of growth in the program. The new BFA in Graphic Design degree prepares graduates to enter the workforce with experience in design practice and research, informed by perspectives in historical and contemporary dialog in the field.

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 is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. 

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.

Advertised: Jul 15, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 15, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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