Professor of Design

Southern Virginia University invites applications for a full-time continuing-status track position in design, to begin August 2019. The appointment may be at the assistant or associate professor level, depending on qualifications. Candidates should have significant professional experience in a design field. Field of specialization may be in one of several design-related fields, including graphic design, interactive design, art direction, digital illustration, or videography, but candidates must also have a strong grasp of visual culture in general.

Southern Virginia seeks design faculty who can develop a new program in design, tailored to the needs and interests of students and prospective students. Southern Virginia’s design program will build upon a strong core curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences, but will aim to prepare students for professional design careers. Relevant professional experience and a strong commitment to student learning are required. Southern Virginia emphasizes excellence in teaching. Other responsibilities include academic advising and student recruiting.

Southern Virginia University is a four-year residential liberal arts college that provides a rigorous undergraduate education primarily to faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Candidates are not required to be Latter-day Saints, but all applicants should discuss their familiarity with and support for the University’s mission statement in the cover letter.

Send a letter, CV, at least two letters of reference, and a copy of graduate transcripts to:

Design Search Committee
Office of the Provost
Southern Virginia University
1 University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416

or electronically to

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer, and especially encourages women and members of U.S. racial and ethnic minority groups to apply.