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Posted: 09/03/2023

The Department of Communication at Berry College invites applications for a Lecturer of Graphic Design and Visual Communication. We seek a faculty member who is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring students and passionate about graphic design, technology, and media. This position will function at the intersection among three academic departments: Communication, Creative Technologies, and Art.

Filmmaking, art, graphic design, media technology, and physical prototyping are interconnected in industry and on our campus. Berry students increasingly double-major in Communication and either Creative Technologies or Art, and enroll in cross-listed courses among the three. The state of Georgia, already a media hub, has become a major location for film and television production, providing our students with unique opportunities for internships, research, and employment.

Berry's Communication program is the fourth-largest major at the college and comprises four concentrations: Digital and Social Media, Filmmaking and Cinematic Arts, Public Relations, and Communication and Media Studies. We are a vibrant, collegial department focused on preparing students for the media industry and graduate studies. Our students create content inside and outside the classroom, working with five student-run media organizations producing short films, photo essays, digital content, and more. Berry student media regularly win national awards for their excellence.

Primary teaching responsibilities will be courses in media design and graphic design; the ability to teach some combination of motion graphics, animation, visual theory, and podcasting is desired. While this position would primarily teach courses in Communication, the candidate would also be expected to teach one or two courses annually in Art and to work closely with colleagues in Art and Creative Technologies to serve students in those majors. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research are aligned with and will advance Berry's culture of diversity and inclusion. Additionally, the ideal candidate will demonstrate aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching in a liberal arts environment, and a commitment to mentoring and guiding students.


Applicants must hold at least a Master's Degree in Graphic Design, Art, Visual Design, or related field. The ideal candidate would also have work experience in the media industry and/or visual technology.



Berry is a selective independent college of 2,200 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.


Berry College is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty and staff. 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. To apply, click here.


Applicants should submit a letter of application describing the candidate's interest in this position, commitment to the Berry mission and to inclusive teaching and learning; a curriculum vitae; a teaching statement that should articulate the candidate's teaching approach, experience, and goals; unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and names and contact information of three references.

Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Specific questions about the position may be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Curt Hersey at