Job Information

  • Overview:

    Graphic Design. Instructor, Lecture track, School of Design, South Dakota State University.

    Responsibities: Teach assigned courses in Graphic Design and Typography, support program accreditation, and engage in student recruitment/retention.

    School of Design Lecture track faculty are assigned a full-time teaching load and are expected to maintain currency in their discipline and support the mission of the School of Design. Instructors may have a limited service role as assigned.

    For a summary of the minimum and preferred qualifications, the application deadline, contact information for questions on position and to apply, visit, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128. SDSU is an AA/EEO employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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  • Location: Brookings, SD
  • Starts On: Nov. 23, 2016, 12:29 p.m.

Job Requirements

  • Job Description:

    POSITION LEVEL: Instructor, Lecture Track beginning August 2017.

    SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by January 31, 2017.

    Teach assigned courses in Graphic Design and Typography, support accreditation effort, and engage in student recruitment and retention. Successful candidate will evidence success in teaching.

    • MFA in Graphic Design or equivalent terminal degree by August 14, 2017.
    • Evidence teaching Graphic Design at university level as demonstrated through student portfolio.
    • Graphic Design expertise in professional practice as demonstrated through portfolio.
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
    • Effective interpersonal skills.

    • MFA in Graphic Design by August 14, 2017.
    • Success teaching all levels of Graphic Design and Typography at the university level as demonstrated through student portfolio and national peer-review.
    • Graphic Design expertise in professional practice or design achievement demonstrated through national peer-review and personal portfolio in one or more of the areas listed below.
    • Success attracting and recruiting students.
    • Experience teaching collaboratively and ability to teach in a peer discipline within the School of Design.
    • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse students, faculty, and staff.

    • 3D Graphic Design
    • 4D Design
    • Brand Identity
    • Computer Graphics
    • Design Foundations
    • Design Thinking
    •Design Systems and Strategies
    • Graphic Design
    • History of Graphic Design
    • Interaction Design
    • Motion Graphics
    • Packaging Design
    • Product Design
    • Publication Design
    • Typography
    • Web Design

    SDSU is a thriving land-grant university of approximately 13,000 students with a rich tradition of art and design study. SDSU is located in Brookings, a vibrant, creative, and economic hub located north of Sioux Falls and west of Minneapolis.

    Graphic Design is nested in SDSU’s School of Design where faculty and programs form a collaborative teaching and research environment that values cross-program and interdisciplinary initiatives. The School grants the BFA in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Architecture and Interior Design; BLA in Landscape Architecture; and the MArch in Architecture. Students may also earn certificates of study in Animation, Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Graphic design students may pursue minors in Advertising, Entrepreneurial Studies, Social Media, Film Studies, Museum Studies, Computer Science, or related study.

    The program has initiated NASAD accreditation and is committed to a successful outcome by 2019. Graphic Design majors are served by five full-time design faculty and complimented by art foundation instructors. Graphic Design majors study visual communications theory and practice in digital, print, time-based, on-line, and interactive media. Areas of study include Typography, Branding, Computer Graphics, Publication, Motion Graphics, Web/Interactive, Digital Illustration, Advertising, Visual Communication, and Computer Animation.

    SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. Eastern South Dakota and the region enjoy a rich fabric of smaller cities eager to embrace innovative and smart design practice and culture. Brookings boasts an excellent K-12 education system, accessibility to major medical facilities, along with an active cultural and social environment. The region is dotted with numerous lakes and outdoor recreation within easy driving. Brookings is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of about 160,000 in fast and increasing development.

    SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit:, search by position title, view job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.” Candidates must upload a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three references; and a PDF portfolio of 15 personal and 15 student portfolio works (or) provide the URL link to their website (max 10-pages). Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

    SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

    South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Company Information

  • South Dakota State University
    SDSU School of Design
    Brookings SD 57006

Contact Information

  • Diana Behl, Graphic Design Search Chair
    Phone: (605) 688-4659