Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Plainview, Texas, United States

Job description

Department: School of Fine Arts
Supervised By: Dean of the School of Fine Arts
Position Classification: Exempt
Positions Supervised: None

General Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of Graphic Design will teach undergraduate graphic design and foundation art and design courses, and provide student support and advising in the School of Fine Arts. As a faculty member of WBU he/she will represent the University’s academic and spiritual emphasis to the students, faculty, staff and the community in a manner consistent with the University’s mission and purpose.

Specific Tasks and Duties:

1. Teach undergraduate graphic design, foundation art and design courses. Must be able to teach a variety of levels.

2. Strong commitment to teaching and development of a program track in graphic design, plus active student recruitment and retention.

3. Service on faculty committees and advising. Engage in ongoing personal professional and faculty development, creative and scholarly activity.

4. Mentorship of part-time faculty in area of expertise.

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Fine Arts.

Minimum Qualifications:


Masters of Fine Art (MFA) in Graphic Design (MFA in a related field with significant professional graphic design experience will be considered) from a Regionally Accredited Institution of Higher Education.

Experience and Knowledge:

1. Professional experience in the field of Graphic Design

2. Experience and portfolio in the Adobe Creative Suite, including Adobe Illustrator, Flash and InDesign

3. Experience in online instruction preferred

4. Must be proficient with computer software and educational projection equipment

5. Dynamic classroom presence and teaching ability, excellent communication and people skills and an appreciation of Christian higher education

6. Experience in 3-D modeling, use of Lightwave, Maya 3-D, 3-D Studio Max and Cinema 4-D would be beneficial but not required

Skills and Abilities:

1. Skill in the entire Adobe Suite software

2. Must have a strong commitment to academic rigor and teaching

3. The ability to communicate well with students and colleagues, and an appreciation for Christian higher education

4. Must be proficient with computer software and educational projection equipment

Conditions of Employment:
Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance. If hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Employee must be able and willing to travel and teach at external campuses. Must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver’s license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver’s record.

The University: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the WBUonline offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Learn About Us: Candidates are encouraged to learn more at About Wayland.

How to apply

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information:

1. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement and Teaching Philosophy: (Link to Application Below)

3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

4. Three current professional letters of recommendation

5. Copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic work

Additional material may be requested at a later date.

Please send this information to:
Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources
Wayland Baptist University
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #1274
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 291-3451
Fax: (806) 291-1981

Application Deadline:
Positions will remain open until filled

Wayland Baptist University is private, coeducational Baptist university based in Plainview, Texas. Wayland Baptist has a total of fourteen campuses in five Texas cities, six states, and in Kenya.