Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design

The School of Communication and Creative Arts at Johnson University seeks a part-time Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design. Applicants should send their resume/CV, cover letter, and references to , dean of the School of Communication and Creative Arts.

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Hiring Salary Range: $1,800 to $2,250 per course, depending on experience
Appointment: Beginning January 2023

Job Summary:

We are seeking an individual who can teach the Graphic Design courses which are part of a multi-disciplinary degree in Visual Production and Design. In this program students learn video production, graphic design, animation, and web design skills. Working with the program coordinator to ensure sequential student outcomes is essential.


  • Master of fine arts degree in digital media or related field
  • Four semesters of college-level experience teaching digital media courses
  • Experience teaching graphic design concepts such as typography, print design, and graphic design history
  • Knowledge of industry-standard software (Adobe Creative Suite, FontLab, etc).
  • Knowledge of traditional design principles and theory, and contemporary issues and emerging platforms in visual communication
  • Evidence of a strong professional practice in digital media, such as web design, graphic design, or fine art
  • Experience using technology to enhance instruction, manage classroom administrative tasks, and communicate effectively with the campus community
  • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills as well as a collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues
  • All teaching faculty are required to affirm the institution’s statement of faith and community covenant.

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.