McNeese State University Assistant Professor: Graphic Design in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Assistant Professor: Graphic Design

Department of Visual Arts

McNeese State University invites qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Professor: Graphic Design in the Department of Visual Arts. This is a full-time, 9–month, unclassified, tenure-track position. The appointment begins in August 2018.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

The Assistant Professor: Graphic Design is responsible for functions related to curriculum implementation to management and upkeep of equipment, technology, and classroom-studio workspace. Full-time instructional 3/3 load will include multiple Graphic Design courses shepherding undergraduate students of all skill-sets from introductory through intermediate to advanced, upper-level professional capstone as well as degree candidate mentoring. The full-time Assistant Professor of Art, Visual Arts -Graphic Design position is also responsible for fostering positive liaisons with the local business community, guiding student internship development and effective placement in addition to maintaining an active role in Student Academic Advising, various Committee Appointments, and Arts Cultural Programming Initiatives while pursuing personal scholarly endeavors.


Required: MFA in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, or related field, and a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience. The candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge and application of theory, history, contemporary practices and trends in Graphic Design. The candidate will have proficiency in web design, motion graphics, as well as traditional graphic design practices such as computer based design, layout, and typography. In addition, it is expected that the candidate will have a working knowledge of the application and use of graphic design in all media including print, advertising, digital, and social media.

Preferred: Adobe Creative Cloud Certification, and experience in the Graphic Design field outside of academia.

Application Materials and Contact:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

In one PDF file

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Web address or link where work can be viewed (to be included in letter)
  3. List of software and interfaces with which the applicant is familiar (to be included in letter)
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Teaching Philosophy
  6. Design/Artist Statement
  7. References (name, phone number, and e-mail address of at least three)
  8. Official/Unofficial Transcripts

In two PDF files

  1. Design Portfolio
  2. 15-20 Images of professional work—labeled appropriately (separate PDF)
  3. 15-20 Images of student work—labeled appropriately (separate PDF)

Please submit the required documents to*:* Meghan Fleming, Associate Professor: Graphic Design Search Chair Department of Visual Arts McNeese State University Box 92295 Lake Charles, LA 70609 Phone: (337) 475-5060 or (337) 475-5055 Fax: (337) 475-5927 TDD: (337) 562-4227

Additional Information:

The McNeese State University Department of Visual Arts maintains NASAD accreditation.

McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and al l supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.

McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.

McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. An executive session pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 42:6.1(A) may be required.

Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Equal Opportunity Office: Voice: (337) 475-5428; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; Fax: (337) 475-5960; or

Instructional Faculty Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, an official comprehensive course-by-course report and U.S. Equivalency Statement, from World Education Services. The official Credential Evaluation Report and U.S. Equivalency Statement must be submitted directly to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Box 93220, Lake Charles, LA 70609; (337)475-5508. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice and will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.

Salary: $44,000 - $48,000

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until position is filled.