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School of Visual Art and Design

School of Visual Art and Design

Studio Art / Graphic Design

Assistant Professor, Studio Art / Graphic Design

School of Visual Art and Design

University of South Carolina



The School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Graphic Design, to commence August 16, 2019 at the rank of Assistant Professor. 

We seek candidates with expertise in digital design environments with an emphasis on advanced typography for a range of digital media platforms. This faculty member’s design research should contribute to the sub fields of expressive and experimental typography, font design and implementation, and conceptual design research across print and digital delivery, including screens. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a high level of creative accomplishment, excellent teaching, and school, college, university, and professional service.

The teaching emphasis is to develop student conceptual skills across all levels but with a focus foundational skills in computer-based design for the creation of moving and still typographic media (i.e., image and font creation using primary software; editing for specific outcomes such as concept and product presentation; project management, etc.). The Graphic Design specialization in Studio Art emphasizes quality design; students must develop strong foundational skills to achieve a successful portfolio review and advance into the BFA. 

All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs:

. Candidates should be prepared to upload a letter of application, a CV that includes a list of courses taught, and a list of names and contact information, including telephone number and email, of three professional references. Additional required files include: a research statement; a file or link / URL to 20 work samples and 20 student work samples.

The application deadline is January 5. 2019.


The School of Visual Art and Design,, employs 33 full-time faculty members who teach classes for over 600 majors in four disciplines: art education, art history, media arts, and studio art. The School, which is accredited with NASAD and NCATE, offers BA, BFA, IMA, MA, MAT, and MFA degrees. 


The University of South Carolina System ( is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.


The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.