Human Resources

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Graphic Design (Art and New Media Studies)

The Alma College Departments of Art and Design and Communication and New Media Studies seek applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Graphic Design beginning in August 2020. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching and promoting student success in a liberal arts context, demonstrate evidence of an active exhibition record and/or industry or professional work, and have an intricate knowledge of the relevant artistic media. Additional expertise in at least one of the following areas is preferred: web design, 3D modeling, or animation. Teaching responsibilities include a 3/3 load, distributed across introductory, intermediate, advanced, and capstone classes in professional practices, as well as courses that meet departmental or institutional needs, like those in the college’s general education curriculum. The position invites opportunities to work in interdisciplinary areas, design distinctive travel courses for Alma’s 4-week intensive build industry connections both nearby and afar. The Departments of Art and Design and Communication and New Media Studies work collaboratively across campus, embrace experiential learning, and seek vital connections at the intersection of theory and practice. An MFA or other related terminal degree is required prior to start date.

Applicants should submit the following materials: letter of application, curriculum vitae, artist’s statement, teaching philosophy, 20 images of personal work, and 10 images of student work. Three letters of reference should be sent separately. Send materials to Ms. Debra Smith, Administrative Assistant, at: Review of applications will begin January 1 and continue until the position is filled.

A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Alma is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. For more information about the College, visit:

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

Story published on December 19, 2019