Assistant Professor of Art and Design

The Art and Design Department at the University of Southern Indiana is accepting applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Art and Design, beginning August 2021.

The Assistant Professor of Art and Design will teach all levels of design including web, graphic, interactive media, and other media as needed.

MFA, MDes, or PhD or similarly related field is required. Three years of professional experience in interactive and print-based design is required.

We seek an art and design educator committed to teaching, with excellent communication skills, and who is actively engaged in creative work. The teaching load will be 3/3 studio course.

The University of Southern Indiana is in Evansville, Indiana’s third-largest city with an estimated metro population of 314,000. Located on the Ohio River, it is the commercial, medical and cultural hub of southwestern Indiana and the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky tri-state area, and is within driving distance to Louisville, Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri, Nashville, Tennessee, and Indianapolis, Indiana. Evansville is home to numerous museums, the Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden, Tropicana Evansville casino, an emerging sports tourism industry and growing arts, culture and entertainment districts. Major employers can be found in financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution and retail.

The Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation is the third-largest school district in Indiana, with more than 23,000 PreK-12 students across 40 schools. Evansville is also home to public charter Signature School, the #1 High School in Indiana and #3 charter school in the country as ranked by U.S. News and World Report in 2019.

Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls more than 10,700 dual credit, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in more than 130 areas of study. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 20,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. The University offers study-abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries and is host to international students from around the globe. A competitive member of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference, USI offers 17 varsity intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. USI is online at

The USI College of Liberal Arts offers students the opportunities to develop the fundamentals of a liberal education upon which to base a lifetime of learning and to concentrate in studies that form the foundation for professional pursuits. The College’s 14 departments currently enroll more than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students. The College also houses USI Theatre, offering a full season of fully-staged productions each year in the USI Performance Center, and multiple art galleries and exhibition spaces.

To apply, please follow the directions on our page to log in or set up an account. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position which include: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts; (4) full contact information including e-mail and phones numbers for three professional references, and (5) teaching philosophy outlining priority medium/area of interest/specialization(s), (6) a url link or pdf document with 20 images of applicant’s creative work and 20 images of student work, and (7) documentation of professional practice and a statement regarding theory and history of graphic and interactive design.

Official transcripts will be required at a later stage. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and to the attention of Dr. James Beeby, CLA Dean.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.