Assistant Professor of Digital Design

Position posted on: 11-03-2017

Position Summary:

Lycoming College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Digital Design at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2018.  The successful candidate who fills this position will teach three undergraduate courses per semester.  The well-established Fine Arts Program combines a rigorous fine arts foundation curriculum with traditional studio, digital design and art history courses in a liberal arts environment.  Candidate will be responsible for digital design, graphic design, web design and coding, interactive art and 2-D animation for both fine art and commercial purposes.  Ability to add a 3-D animation component to our curriculum is a plus.  Candidate also advises students, manages budget, and oversees digital lab.  A strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment is essential. 

Required Experience & Qualifications:

Candidate must possess a minimum of an MFA, college-level teaching experience, and significant record of artistic achievement required. The successful candidate will have a primary focus in graphic design and web design with a strong fine arts background and the ability to teach a full range of digital design for multiple print, web, and social media formats using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and eight Adobe CC industry-standard software packages. Because the design industry is fluid with no hard lines between various media, commercial design courses include photography, non-linear video editing, and sound editing. Flexibility and change are constants in this field and faculty need to function and thrive in this shape-shifting environment.

To Apply:

Send letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; artist statement; evidence of effective teaching; and a portfolio of 20 files of digital images, animations (links to Vimeo preferred), and website URLs that illustrate the candidate’s professional practice as a digital artist; (Please submit a multi-page PDF. Do not send individual images or MP4 files as attachments. All files must be captioned to provide relevant contextual information including media, sizes, dates, and role - artist, animator, designer, programmer, etc.); 20 digital files or URLs for websites that illustrate examples of student work (Please submit a multi-page PDF. Do not send individual images or MP4 files as attachments. All images must be captioned to provide relevant contextual information including course name and level, media, sizes, dates), and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which is able to speak to the candidate’s teaching ability).   Electronic submission of application materials is required.  Please reference “Digital Design” in the subject line of the email.


Applications received by December 15, 2017 will be given preference; however, the position will remain open until filled.  Additional information at  Post offer, pre-employment drug screening is conducted.

LYCOMING COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: As a matter of policy and/or applicable laws, Lycoming College does not discriminate in admission, employment or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of religion, ancestry, political belief, veteran status or sexual orientation.