The University of Tulsa School of Art, Design & Art History Company Logo

The University of Tulsa School of Art, Design & Art History

Tulsa, Oklahoma - United States
View all jobs at this company »

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art-Graphic Design


Position Summary

The School of Art, Design and Art History at The University of Tulsa seeks applications for a full-time two-year visiting position in the area of Graphic Design, beginning in either January 2021 or August 2021. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience, teaching, and current professional status.

For detailed information about The University of Tulsa and the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, go to the link:

The ideal candidate will teach undergraduate level courses in foundations and in the area of concentration, mentor students within the context of an interdisciplinary art and design school, and advise students in a tutorial environment. Primary teaching responsibilities include all introductory and upper level graphic design courses and serving as Creative Director for Third Floor Design, an in-house student-centered design studio that, for the past 30 years, has provided pro-bono work to non-profit organizations across the region. The position also requires teaching a course in the foundations core as needed. The position carries a 3:3 teaching load and the expectation of service to the department and the non-profit community (through Third Floor Design). In addition to our Art and Design majors, Graphic Design courses may also interest students from Advertising, Film, Media Studies, and Computer Simulation and Gaming. The candidate will maintain facilities, keep an active professional practice, and participate in the University community.

For detailed information about Third Floor Design, go to the link:

Minimum Qualifications

MFA or other terminal degree required, professional experience, and teaching experience beyond the TA level is preferred. Strong candidates will have some experience developing new courses that engage with contemporary practices, techniques, and issues in the fields of UX and UI design, animation, gaming, innovation, and creativity. Candidates must also be able to communicate with students on multiple levels, and a display an eagerness to teach in and develop undergraduate programs is essential.  Applicants should have an active art/design or industry practice and teaching experience in two or more of the following areas: typography, print design, package design, advertising and branding design, UX/UI design, design thinking, or professional practice. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching and to fostering the creative growth of undergraduates, and an enthusiasm for contributing to the university community. Service responsibilities include student mentoring and aiding in the management of classroom equipment and resources. The successful applicant must meet eligibility requirements to work within the United States.

Application Information

For best consideration, please apply by November 1, 2020. Please submit the following to the Search Committee at  1) a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position; 2) a curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references; 3) a diversity statement; 4) a link to a website containing a digital portfolio showcasing your work and student work including course syllabi.

Questions regarding the School and its open positionapplication procedures, or the search process may be emailed to chair of the committee at

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.  The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristics including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/ Veteran