Visual Arts

Posted 12/01/2020


John Brown University seeks a full-time faculty member in Visual Arts to begin July 1, 2021. This position will include coursework in Graphic Design. Primary teaching responsibilities include design, UX design, web design and development, design history, and computer graphics. Secondary fields might include courses in illustration, photography, and cinema depending on the candidates’ skills, academic, and professional background. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to academic advising of students, participation in departmental responsibilities, growth as an artist including regular work on personal projects, exhibitions and competitions, program support, and committee service.


The Department of Visual Arts resides within the College of Bible, Humanities and Arts offers courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, Art & Illustration, Photography, and Digital Cinema. The department has nine faculty members, over 200 students, three buildings, and hundreds of graduates employed in professional positions across the globe.


An MFA degree in the visual arts is preferred. Professional design experience and portfolio, effective teaching experience in higher education, evidence of scholarly potential, and a commitment to Christian higher education are essential. Candidates are preferred who have significant and successful teaching experience at the college level as demonstrated by student achievement and references given. Candidates having prior teaching and significant professional experience including a professional resume but who have not yet completed their graduate work will be considered.


A competitive salary exists which will be commensurate with training and/or experience.

Important Dates

Position begins July 1, 2021. Screening process begins February 01, 2021, and continues until the position is filled.


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experience. JBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage

About JBU

A summary describing the university is available on-line.


Please upload the following documents to the "Upload Your Documents" page:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Your vita
  • Faculty application (completed and signed)
  • Statement of Christian Commitment - regarding your relationship with Jesus Christ and your Christian Commitment (integration of faith and learning) related to your teaching, scholarship and/or service. 

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.

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