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Faculty Appointment, Art and Design Program, Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Title:Faculty Appointment, Art and Design Program, Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Department:Fine and Performing Arts

LaGrange College seeks to fill a tenure-track appointment in art and graphic design at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 1, 2023.  We are especially looking for ethnic, racial, and gender diverse candidates who may present different levels of experience and perspectives. If you embrace the LaGrange College values of excellence, service, diversity, civility, and inclusion, and are committed to modeling those attributes in our community, we invite you to submit your application for consideration.

A master’s in fine arts is required for the position, and the successful candidate must have their degree completed no later than June 1, 2023. 

The teaching load is four (4) courses per semester, including introductory and advanced courses in graphic design, as well as courses that satisfy the college’s general education curriculum, known as Ethos.  Candidates with proficiency in interactive design, motion design or animation, and photography are especially encouraged to apply.  The art and design program has close ties to other programs across campus including film and digital media, music production, and marketing and entrepreneurship.  Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, professional development, and institutional service, as well as an understanding of, and appreciation for, the mission of liberal arts institutions. 

About LaGrange College

LaGrange College, founded in 1831 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is the oldest private institution in Georgia.  While most of LaGrange’s students hail from Georgia and surrounding states, the institution has an extended reach, attracting students from many US states and ten countries around the world.  With a diverse student body of approximately 700 undergraduate and graduate students, LaGrange is a regional leader in experiential learning, offering students multiple opportunities for international study, internships, community-based learning, and collaborative research with faculty members.  The most popular undergraduate majors are business, exercise science, psychology, and visual and performing arts.  In addition, LaGrange offers master’s degree programs in education, teaching, and clinical mental health counseling.  Finally, the college is a member of the NCAA’s Division III, fielding eight men’s and eight women’s athletic teams.  The LaGrange College men’s baseball team finished third in the 2022 NCAA Division III World Series.  

About LaGrange, Georgia

Located in LaGrange, Georgia (pop. 30,000), LaGrange College is ideally situated about one hour southwest of Atlanta.  An inviting community that combines a modern entrepreneurial lifestyle with a sense of traditional Southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality, LaGrange is home to several Fortune 500 companies, historic landmarks, unique shops, a revitalized and thriving downtown, green spaces including a 30-mile-long paved trail called The Thread, and restaurants for every taste. Area attractions for children and adults range from fine arts, including an art center, symphony, and performing arts; to great outdoor life, including Callaway Gardens, West Point Lake, Pine Mountain, and FDR State Park. LaGrange also provides its residents an excellent recreational program.

Interested candidates should visit to apply for the position and to view other positions available at the college. Required documents include: 

  • A letter of interest describing the alignment of the candidate’s qualifications with the position requirements
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A diversity statement describing the candidate’s experience with, and advocacy for, diversity, equity, and inclusion activities in the classroom and on campus
  • A portfolio (or link to one) of 10 – 20 images of your work
  • A portfolio (or link to one) of your students’ work
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are fine at this point)
  • Contact information (only) for three professional references

Applications received by January 5, 2023, will receive full consideration, although the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check as a prerequisite for the position.  Any questions about the position should be addressed to

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