Assistant Professor or Instructor of Art + Design : Media + Communication

At East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, we commit to educating and empowering students to understand and transform our world. ECU is a state regional university offering thirty-three undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs in arts, business, education, mathematics, sciences, nursing, and the social sciences; and six master's degrees in accounting, education, human resources, psychology, management, and water resources. ECU's 3,500 (average) students come from 35 countries and 22 different states. About 65% of the 147 full-time faculty hold doctorates.

The Position:
The Art + Design : Media + Communication department in the School of Fine Arts and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at East Central University invites applications for an Assistant Professor or Instructor of Graphic Design to begin in August 2023.

The School of Fine Arts is committed to innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration. The successful candidate will teach courses within the Art curriculum that include, but are not limited to; Two-Dimensional Design, Principles of Graphic Design, Typography I, Typography II, Graphic Design I, Graphic Design II, Professional Practice, and Senior Exhibit. They may teach online or blended classes and will advise students. They will serve the university and the broader community. They should be able to lift and move commensurate with the skills being taught. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is committed to equity, diversity and inclusiveness, engaging students in active learning, and providing online instruction for adult learners. Additional duties may be required as needed.

Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design or related field, Masters degrees are also considered at the Instructor level.

An interest in collaboration with colleagues in the School of Fine Arts will be considered an asset. Previous college level teaching experience preferred.

TO APPLY:  Applications should consist of (1) a detailed cover letter addressing the expectations of the position; (2) a current resume/curriculum vitae; (3) a list of three professional references with complete contact information and a notation describing the work relationship with each; and (4) a completed *Disclosure Statement. (Official transcripts are required upon hiring.)

Applications should be sent electronically to Employment Services at Application review will begin November 1st and continue until the position is filled. For more information about ECU, visit our web site at

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