Assistant Professor: Graphic Design/Interactive Web Design

Watkins College of Art seeks applicants for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Graphic Design/Interactive Web Design, beginning August 2019. The preferred candidate will teach three undergraduate courses per semester in a variety of graphic design areas, including web design, application design, Information Design – IA/UI/UX. Responsibilities also include academic advising, curriculum development, and service to the college and community.

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Watkins is dedicated to Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, and Photography. Graphic Design & Illustration are the college’s largest departments and prepares students for careers in visual communications through client and community-focused projects, internships, and participation in adjudicated student design competitions.

Applicants are required to submit application all required material to Hard copy submissions will not be accepted.

A complete application must include the following information.

  • Letter of application
  • CV (with link to personal website)
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Statement on personal creative and/or client-based work
  • List of 3 references
  • Course syllabi
  • 15-20 examples of professional/creative work containing links for time-based media, description of media, design objectives, and date (combined in one PDF)
  • 15-20 examples of student work containing links for time-based media, description of media, project, and course (combined in one PDF)

Applications submitted by March 30, 2019 will receive priority consideration, but the search will remain open until filled. Candidates selected for interviews must have official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) forwarded by their degree-granting institutions to Cary Beth Miller, Interim Dean/VPAA, Watkins College of Art 2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228. Watkins is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A background check is required.


Applicants must have at time of application: Terminal degree in graphic design or related field or minimum of five years equivalent professional experience; At least two years of successful university-level teaching experience (or equivalent); An active professional design career evidenced by creative work and/or scholarship; Proficiency with the tools of contemporary design production and instruction; Expertise in contemporary graphic design issues and practices with an additional area of focus, such as UI/UX, data visualization, information architecture, motion graphics or other design-related practices.

Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with experience

Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description.