Visiting Assistant Professor in Design

The Art Program of the Department of Fine Arts at Berry College invites applications for a two-year renewable Visiting Assistant Professor in Design to begin in August 2021.

Our small art program with experts in art history, painting/drawing, and ceramics seeks an engaging teacher-artist with expertise in design to join us in teaching, mentoring, and encouraging our community of student artists.

The successful applicant should have an approach to teaching and creative work and research that interests and appeals to undergraduate students from a range of disciplines in a comprehensive college with a liberal-arts foundation. In addition to excellent teaching, collegial service, and creative research, this position requires a willingness to work collaboratively with our three full-time faculty to develop our program and opportunities for students as well as mentor undergraduates in a residential college environment. Primary teaching responsibilities include: Two-Dimensional Design, Digital Imaging (a broad introduction to the software, methods, and applications of computer-based design), Graphic Design I & II, and Web Design I & II. Additional teaching responsibilities include special topics courses in areas such as typography, illustration, digital photography, animation, and the history of design, as well as supporting Survey of Art I & II (a core requirement for the Art major and part of Berry’s Foundations curriculum).

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants should have earned a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design or related area, have classroom experience as an instructor or teaching assistant, be able to demonstrate a commitment to their research/design practice, and be fluent in course-appropriate applications in the Adobe Creative Cloud. The successful candidate will share our department’s commitment to student engagement inside and outside of the classroom, as well as our interest in promoting opportunities for students from under-represented groups. Berry College is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and student body. We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women and people of color to apply for this position.

Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 undergraduate students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago.

Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.

An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.

Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.

Berry College provides benefit options with no employee costs for medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, including spouse and dependents at a reduced rate.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants should visit our employment website ( to submit the following: a letter describing the candidate’s qualifications and interest in this position; a CV; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; a separate statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion that includes a declaration of experience with, and/or commitment to, teaching a diverse student body; a statement of creative work, and links to examples of student and your own professional creative work; and three letters of reference. (Letters of reference, indicating the position in the subject line, may be submitted directly to

Direct questions to: Professor Brad Adams,

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

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