Instructor of Graphic Design

College of Fine Arts

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Instructor of Graphic Design

  • 498342
  • Faculty
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Mar 16 2023 at 11:00 CDT
  • College of Fine Arts

Application Deadline:

Until Filled

Position Details:

This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.

Position Description

• Teaching undergraduate courses in Graphic Design, including introductory technology classes.
• Provide Administrative oversight of the Department’s introductory-level technology classes, establishing and maintaining curriculum for all sections.
• Participate in departmental activities, including serving on committees.
• Advising undergraduate majors.



• Bachelors in Graphic Design or a closely-related field.
• Minimum of one year full-time unsupervised, college-level teaching experience.
• Five years professional design experience exclusive of teaching (could be concurrent with teaching).
• Thorough working knowledge of Macintosh computers in graphic design and interactive media applications, especially Adobe Creative Suite.

Strongly Preferred:

• MFA in Graphic Design or a closely-related professional field.
• Three years unsupervised, college-level graphic design teaching experience.
• Photography/Videography experience.

Rank and Salary

Instructor, non tenure-track. This is a permanent position with a renewable contract. The contract period is initially one year, can be extended to three years following the first year of service. Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits for domestic partners are available.

Department Details:

Department of Design

The widely-recognized and respected Department of Graphic Design offers the BFA and BS degrees. BFA graduates have a job placement rate of 95+%. Alumni are employed at major advertising agencies, design firms and corporate design offices throughout the US, Europe, Central and South America, and Asia. There are approximately 120 undergraduate graphic design majors in the program. Upon filling this position, the program will have seven, permanent faculty positions with generous adjunct support from the vibrant Fort Worth/Dallas design and advertising community. Faculty are all recognized design practitioners as well as educators.

The Department of Graphic Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

School/College Description:

The TCU College of Fine Arts is home to six units: the School of Art, the School for Classical & Contemporary Dance, the School of Music, the Department of Design, the Department of Fashion Merchandising, and the Department of Theatre. The college offers 33 undergraduate degree programs and 24 advanced degree programs to help prepare the next generation of creative leaders in the arts. Approximately 850 undergraduate students and 120 graduate and professional program students pursue their passions in the TCU College of Fine Arts. These talented students study under renowned professors and guest artists, annually present more than 350 public performances and presentations, and display art and design work in juried exhibitions and competitions, among other creative activities. The college also offers a certificate in Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship and oversees two on-campus art galleries.

University & Fort Worth Description:


Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.

Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.

At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.


Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions:

Applications should include:

• A signed cover letter.
• A detailed resume.
• A one-page statement of teaching philosophy inclusive of approach to design instruction and ways to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia and to the larger public.
• Contact information for a minimum of three professional references.
• A .pdf visual portfolio file consisting of annotated samples of professional design work with clear citations of applicant’s role in each project.
• A .pdf visual portfolio file consisting of annotated samples of examples of student work from courses taught.

To apply, upload all application materials to [Select “College of Fine Arts” to more easily find the listing].

TCU is dedicated to an inclusive learning community and actively seeks applications from diverse candidates with the mission of creating a supporting environment for future ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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