Graphic Design Faculty Position

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

We seek talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester and student advising is supported by professional staff. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core.

Graphic Design: Visiting Assistant Professor

Applications received by 15 March 2018 will receive full consideration, though review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled

The Aurora University Dunham School of Business and Public Policy invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication with academic and/or professional background in Graphic Design or related field. Successful candidates will be able to teach undergraduate courses in several areas of Graphic Design scholarship and professional practice. These would include the areas of Visual Communication, Graphic Design Theory and the use of professional software. Experience with Adobe Creative Could is required. This position is housed in the Department of Communication but will work closely with the Department of Art.

Successful teaching experience at the college level is highly desirable. Experience in both the professional practice and teaching of graphic design, web design, and visual communication is highly preferred. An MFA (Graphic Design) or related terminal degree is required. The position will also entail the teaching of interdisciplinary courses for Aurora University’s General Education program.

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed. More information can be found at

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.