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Assistant Professor of Art - Graphic Design

Augustana University
Job Location:
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Graphic Design

Augustana University Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2023. The department seeks to hire an artist and teacher with expertise in Design and Graphic Design. An MFA degree in art or design or a similar discipline is required. 

Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent teaching in a liberal arts environment and to mentoring undergraduate students, including in advising, research and pre-professional internship experiences. The candidate will be expected to teach art courses to both majors and non-majors. Candidates must be able to teach Design I, a required class for all art majors, Graphic Design I, and advanced Graphic Design courses. Other course offerings based on expertise may include new media, video, illustration, typography, motion graphics, web. Teaching load is 3 classes each Fall and Spring and 1 course in January term. The successful candidate must be willing and able to teach in both the traditional face-to-face and blended (hybrid) format. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain active professional development activities and service to the Department and University. Committee work is expected. 

The Augustana University Department of Art is NASAD accredited for both the B.A. and B.F.A. We encourage candidates whose competencies in the formal elements of design are evident in their own practice and that of their students’ work. We also encourage applicants whose digital knowledge is substantial, and whose commitment to education produces inquisitive students and luminous teaching. It is essential that candidates be able to interact with people with different backgrounds and perspectives and that they be interested in supporting students from systemically non-dominant groups. Our department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we are looking for a candidate who will help us continue to work toward these goals. We strongly encourage applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. 

Augustana’s location in Sioux Falls, South Dakota ( provides an exceptionally high quality of living in an affordable community environment. Sioux Falls has more than 70 parks, over 40 miles of greenways, a walkable downtown that features musical and cultural events, and award winning restaurants. Our metro area 

(population 273,000) is one of the fastest growing regions in the country and is recognized as a major medical, retail, and financial center. 

Augustana offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, retirement plan, tuition assistance, holiday, vacation and sick pay. 

Application Procedure:

Review of applications will begin September 12 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter addressing qualifications and fit for the position as described above, along with the following documents, each as a separate pdf: 

  • q a current vita 
  • q a statement of teaching philosophy 
  • q graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) q a statement of diversity discussing how you have supported diversity and inclusion in the past and how you anticipate doing so in this position q additional evidence of teaching effectiveness such as course syllabi and/or teaching evaluations 
  • q a creative research statement
  • q a single pdf of 20 work samples with image list uploaded (max file size 10MB), 
  • q a single pdf of 10 student work samples uploaded (max file size 10MB), q contact information for three references 

Materials can be sent electronically to Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check. 

Contact Art Department Chair Scott Parsons ( with questions. Address for sending resumes: 

Human Resources 

Augustana University 


Email submissions are preferred. 


Human Resources 

Augustana University 

2001 S Summit Avenue 

Sioux Falls, SD 57197 

Telephone: 605.274.4110 

Fax: 605.274.5547 

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment a background check.

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