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Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Oakland University

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Position Title:Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Job Description: 

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all Oakland University students, faculty and staff.

The successful applicant must have a record of or potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. The candidate must be able to teach a wide range of undergraduate graphic design courses with the ability to teach both print and digital mediums—including motion design—ranging from the 1000-level to the 4000-level. Applicants must be proficient in current industry software applications.
Candidates should have strong professional and student portfolios, an understanding of design history and theory, the aptitude to articulate design ideas through professional practice and personal research, and an interest in community and department service. Candidates with design industry experience may be given higher consideration.
Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

This is a one year position from Aug 15, 2022 to Aug 14, 2023.


Minimum Qualifications: 

MFA degree in Graphic Design (completed by August 15, 2022) or related field from accredited institution



School/College/Dept Summary: 

The department of Art and Art History at Oakland University has over 350 students in BA programs in Art History, Studio Art, and Graphic Design.


OU Standard: Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan, Oakland University is committed to building ongoing and collaborative relationships with the surrounding communities. Community and civic engagement enhances the lives of our students and has a positive impact on our broader community.

Special Instructions: 

To apply, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, design philosophy (optional), a diversity statement that describes interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality, unofficial transcripts, personal creative portfolio (either a single PDF or a document with the URL to link the portfolio) and a student work portfolio (optional) as a single PDF or document with the URL to link to the portfolio. Applicants will be asked for the names and email addresses of three references in the application process. References will be contacted to upload the letter of reference directly. Application materials will only be accepted through the online application system (mailed or emailed applications will not be considered).
For full consideration, apply by June 15, 2022
Inquiries should be directed to Maria Smith Bohannon, Search Committee Chair, smithboh@oakland.edu

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis; provided, however, that Oakland University will sponsor an individual for J-1 visa status if the individual is selected for the position and if Oakland University determines that the individual may be eligible for J-1 visa status. Oakland University will not sponsor applicants for this position for work visa status in any category other than J-1.



EEO:Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.


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