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Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Black Hills State University
Working Title Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
Posting Number F00091P
Department BHSU-School of Arts and Humanities
Physical Location of Position (City) Spearfish
Posting Text

Black Hills State University is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure track position in Graphic Design and Art as part of its BFA and Mass Communication Programs.

Black Hills State University offers BFAs in Photography, Graphic Design, and Studio Art, as well as a Mass Communication degree which includes Graphic Design courses. The course load is four classes per semester. Subjects to be taught may include beginning, intermediate, and advanced graphic design and web design. Experience in business or marketing applications of graphic and web design will be strongly considered.

The successful applicant will have experience in the following:
*Graphic design
*Adobe Creative Suite and related imaging software

Experience in any of the following areas is also desirable:
*Web Design
*Mobile Application Design
*Advertising & Marketing

MFA course work expected complete by August 1st 2018. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and/or professional workshop level teaching experience in digital media, Graphic Design, Advertising, Marketing or related field.

Applications must be made online at Candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts and the names and contact informaiton for three professional references. In addition, submission of 20 images of personal work need to be sent in JPEG format to Gina Gibson, Search and Screen Chair, College of Liberal Arts at This position is open until filled with a first review date of March 7th at 11PM (MDT). For application assistance, please contact Human Resources at 605.642.6545. Questions specific to the position may directed towards Gina Gibson at

Black Hills State University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a satisfactory background check.

Posting Date 02/21/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 03/07/2018
Advertised Salary $55,000 - $57,000 DOE/Q
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Assistant Professor
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Black Hills State University is a masters-level state University with 4,500 students. The campus leads the region in sustainability efforts and maintains top academic programs in business (AACSB), exercise science, natural sciences, social sciences, the arts, mass communication, health sciences and education. The University, founded in 1883, is located in the northern Black Hills, a region abundant with outdoor activity and culture. Spearfish, S.D., is recognized as one of the top 10 most livable small towns in the USA and has also been recognized nationally for outdoor recreational opportunities. A second location, BHSU-RC, was recently established in Rapid City, the state’s second largest city. BHSU, a member of NCAA Division II athletics, offers 14 sports. BHSU has a legacy of champion rodeo teams.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
    • SDBOR Employment Site
    • BHSU Website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • SD Department of Labor
    • Rapid City Journal
    • Black Hills Pioneer
    • Referral
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other