Employment Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty, UX & Web Design, Graphic Design Program

Adjunct Faculty, UX & Web Design, Graphic Design Program

Posted: April 3, 2023

Position Overview

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts invites applications for on-site adjunct position(s) for various undergraduate courses in our Graphic Design program. Individuals should be interested in working within an exciting, growing academic environment, with a contemporary perspective on graphic design, web design, and UX. The Graphic Design major is one of four majors within the Department of Visual & Performing Arts in the School of Liberal Arts. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, but there is an immediate need for Spring 2024.


  • MFA or equivalent terminal degree in Graphic Design, or closely related field by contract start date.

  • Thorough knowledge of the discipline’s contemporary processes, theory, criticism, and technologies.

  • College-level teaching experience, or other teaching experience that is equivalent.

  • Professional demonstration of excellence in Graphic/Web/UX Design.

Application materials should include:

  • Letter of application

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Samples of relevant course syllabi

  • Contact information for three professional references

  • Digital samples or a link to professional work

  • Digital samples or a link to student work

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of the employment  without assistance from the Institution. International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations:

This is an on-campus position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on- campus, residential college experience for our students and the community. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The College’s 260-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.