Visiting Professor: Art-Graphic Design, Avila University, Kansas City, MO

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Appointment Date

August 15, 2021


Teach three course per semester per Academic Year. Primarily teaching Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and typography classes.


Minimum Requirement: Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design or related field and relevant work experience in graphic design including social media, mobile and digital content creation, publication, and evaluation.

Qualified candidates will be expected to apply dynamic teaching methods to current course offerings and will develop a curriculum in digital content strategies. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in visual storytelling, digital competencies and high-level involvement in content creation, design, sequence and hierarchy, and type with an image. Strong analysis, conceptualization, and development of communication systems for businesses and institutions, including symbols, trademarks, logotypes, and branding. Specific focus on socially driven design solutions as developed through the use of human-centered design processes.

The School of Visual and Communications is a growing academic collective, creating award-winning projects and fostering strong reciprocal relationships with the Kansas City community. Currently, the Art+Design department offers studies in Graphic Design, Art Therapy, and Art Education. The successful candidate will work with these disciplines and our Communication programs.


Competitive salary.


This is a part-time position, eligible for a part-time benefit package. Avila University’s benefit package includes generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employees and dependents, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits and health insurance.

Application Information

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to: Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.

The Community:

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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