Art and Art History Department – Temporary

Bloomsburg University’s Department of Art & Art History seeks applicants for temporary faculty positions in Graphic Design as needs arise. Based on the specific needs of the department at the time of appointment, a successful applicant must be qualified to teach introductory and/or upper-level courses in Graphic Design. Course(s) may include: ARTSTDIO 295 Intro to Graphic Design; ARTSTDIO 296 Typography & Logo; ARTSTDIO 397 Graphic Design for Web or ARTSTDIO 394 Graphic Design for Print.

Our Mission: The Department of Art and Art History provides an intellectual and creative environment in which students reach their potential as emerging artists and art historians. Our program cultivates in each student a considered and articulated understanding of the visual arts within the context of history and contemporary culture. We provide a broad foundation of experiences that embrace traditional practices as well as current approaches to the study of art. Students graduate from our program socially engaged, aesthetically conversant and devoted to a life in the visual arts.

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Qualifying Education/Experience

Minimum Requirements:

Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Graphic Design or related area (such as Digital Media or studio art). A strong academic background, college teaching experience and a strong record of current exhibitions or professional activity preferred. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations preferred. Candidates should be prepared for the possibility of teaching classes online.

Supplemental Information

A complete application includes contact information for three references and 7 attachments including: a letter of application addressing qualifications and experiences for the position, artist’s statement, teaching philosophy, resume, unofficial copy of most recent graduate transcript, 20 images of personal work (combined in one PDF not to exceed 5 MB) and 20 images of student work (combined in one PDF not to exceed 5 MB). Submit application materials online at Applications must be received by January 30, 2022. Questions may be directed to Department Chair, Meredith Re Grimsley,

Finalist(s) for these positions must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process as judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time department faculty.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background.

Completing this search is contingent upon enrollment and available funding.

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By Frederick Yocum
Published April 26, 2021
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