Carthage College
  • 29-Oct-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Kenosha, WI, USA
  • Full Time Employee

The Department of Communication and Digital Media seeks applications for a 3-year renewable contract appointment in graphic design, beginning Fall 2022. We are seeking an energetic candidate to work in a highly collaborative environment with a small but driven department to continue our solid track record of student success. Required qualifications: master's degree from an accredited college or university in graphic design or related field (terminal degree of MFA preferred,), along with demonstrated professional work in the field of graphic design and/or web design. Significant full-time professional experience at an agency or as an in-house designer, art director, or creative director is preferred. The candidate must have evidence of commitment to teaching and scholarship at a college level in the realm of graphic design and/or web design. Responsibilities will include teaching courses with a focus on graphic design, including some web design, and other courses based on the needs of the department and the faculty member's expertise. A background in animation and new media/video is encouraged, but not required. In addition to teaching, faculty members are expected to take an active role in the recruitment and retention of students, overseeing student design lab workers and supplies, along with portfolio reviews and advising. Interested candidates should apply with the following items: cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with full contact information.

All application materials (cover letter, teaching philosophy, CV, and list of three references) must be uploaded in a single PDF document through the Carthage website Applicant Pro platform.


Candidates can submit additional materials such as a personal design portfolio, examples of student work or evaluations, etc. by emailing links to

For best consideration, complete applications should be received by December 6, 2021. Questions about the search can be directed to Laura Huaracha, search chair, at

Institutional Information

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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