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Texas State University Seeking Assistant Professor – Communication Design

Published October 5, 2015
The Texas State University Communication Design undergraduate program is one of the largest in the nation, and its graduate program was named one of the top 11 graduate design programs in the country by Print Magazine. Eleven full-time faculty and nine adjunct faculty are dedicated to the quality of the classroom experience for these students, as well as the pursuit of their own creative research. The students within the program have routinely received recognition in national and international competitive venues and publications, and continue to find employment in top national and international firms within the field. San Marcos is well situated within the design and technology communities in Austin and San Antonio.
The successful candidate will be part of this vibrant program and contribute to the ever-changing design discipline. Responsibilities include: teaching three courses per semester, participating in curriculum development, pursuing research/creative activity and building a substantive record of professional/peer recognition, and engaging in service to the school, college, university, community and profession.
 Review Date: December 1st, 2015
 Appointment Date: Fall 2016

Eligible applicants must have:
  • MFA or MDes degree in Communication Design, Visual Communications, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, or related discipline completed before September 2016;
  • record of professional accomplishments in research/creative activity within the area of communication design;
  • strong design mechanics and conceptual skills;
  • demonstrated expertise in typography;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills; and
  • knowledge of and experience with computer-mediated technologies and core software applications relevant to the communication design discipline (e.g., Macintosh OS, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • To be eligible for hire at the associate professor rank, candidate must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the department. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the following:
  • one or more years of successful university-level teaching in communication design;
  • curriculum development in communication design courses;
  • experience teaching typography/typographic design;
  • demonstrated engagement in curriculum development in foundations;
  • demonstrated knowledge in interactive, UX and UI design, or in motion graphics;
  • service within academic, professional and community environments;
  • successful funding procurement and grant activity;
  • graduate-level research/theses supervision and advising experience; and
  • online and hybrid teaching experience.
Application Procedures
  Application must include:
  1. Letter of application stating how your experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for this position (not to exceed two pages).
  1. Curriculum vitae.
  1. Up to 20 digital files (multi-page, single PDF) representing 10 of your creative works (may include time-based excerpts no longer than five minutes each).
  1. Digital files (multi-page, single PDF) of 10 student works created under your direction.
  1. An annotated list for both personal and student files. For personal work, state title, media, and date. For student work, provide course title, media, date, and assignment.
  1. Statement of teaching philosophy (one page maximum).
  1. Statement addressing your current creative work (one page maximum).
  1. Contact information (email address, phone number) for three current references.
Search finalists will be asked to provide graduate and undergraduate transcripts.
Digital application procedure
  • All application materials must be submitted in a multi-page, single PDF file in the order they are listed above (1-8). Limit PDF file size to 10MB or less, and title the file as follows: last name_firstname_CDsearch.pdf.
  • Examples of web/video/animation/motion graphics must be listed as hyperlinks within the PDF file and link to portfolio web sites or video sharing sites such as Vimeo. Do not email motion graphic files.
  • Email complete application file to with job number 2016-32 and your last name in the subject line.
  • All correspondence regarding the search will be conducted via email. Please send any inquiries to and include job number 2016-32 in all correspondence.
  • Only complete applications will be eligible for consideration.
Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.