Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Faculty/Graphic Design Professor

Application Deadline: N/A

About Christian Brothers University:

CBU is committed to creating and maintaining a rigorous and enriching learning experience for our students by providing them the best instruction and support by a superior faculty and staff. CBU encourages opportunities to celebrate diversity in an environment that prepares our students to be global citizens. CBU is an attractive and safe campus environment, and it is quite possibly one of the friendliest campuses anywhere.  Located and rooted in the heart of Memphis, CBU is, first and foremost, a teaching institution, and one that strives to contribute to a more just and prosperous community in a city with a rich cultural history and thriving arts scene.

If you would like to contribute to these hallmarks of a CBU education, please consider applying for our faculty or staff vacancies through these current employment opportunities.

Job Description:

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Christian Brothers University invites applications for    a tenure-track (rank open) position as a Professor of Art, specializing in Graphic Design. We seek a candidate who can contribute to all areas of the department. The successful candidate will be able to develop and teach undergraduate, upper-level courses in graphic design and digital media in a variety of delivery modes. The faculty member will be expected to contribute broadly to the Visual and Performing Arts department by teaching foundation courses, upper-level graphic design courses, and advising BFA majors. Our department has recently experienced rapid growth in the number of graphic design concentration students, and so we seek a candidate who can enhance the marketability of our senior graphic design students by preparing them to be competitive in an increasingly diverse job market.

  • Teach full course load
  • Develop and teach undergraduate, upper-level courses in graphic design and digital media in a variety of delivery modes
  • Teach foundation, design history, and capstone courses.
  • Maintain active research agenda
  • Service on department, school, and/or university committees
  • Serve as academic advisor for undergraduate students
  • Engage in ongoing professional development
  • Participate in service activities at the department, school, and/or university level.


  • MFA in Graphic Design, Art, Graphic Art, or Digital Design
  • Undergraduate teaching experience
  • Experience in Digital Design, Design Thinking, and Project-Based Learning
  • Teaching experience in one or more of the following interactive areas: information design IA/IxD/UI/UX, motion graphics, After Effects, social media, and brand identity.

Additional Information:

Christian Brothers University is a Catholic university in the student-centered tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. CBU fosters academic excellence in a range of programs to prepare students from all faiths and backgrounds for careers and lives informed by the Lasallian

Christian Brothers University offers equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment, regardless of sex, age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin or disability.

Application Instructions:

  • Letter of interest addressing the candidate's qualifications and professional experiences
  • Curriculum vitae (with telephone numbers and email addresses of three references)
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample course evaluations)
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Twenty (20) samples of professional work (if applicable, a list with hyperlinks to the candidate's videos, motion graphics, and web designs)
  • Twenty (20) samples of student work
  • Application materials should be submitted electronically as separate MS Word or PDF files (no larger than 20MB)