Scott Ludwig in printmaking demo Student receives award at Art Expo Art Education students participate in video conference Mountaineer Press Art Management group in NY
Come work with us in Boone!

Working in a college town in the mountains can spoil you for life. Boone, North Carolina, is a college town in the best sense—a place where people say hello on the street and you have a vibrant downtown a block from campus.

We may not live in a big city, but Boone’s smaller size and surrounding landscape seem to foster the creativity of our faculty, staff and students. If we need a city-fix, we can get one easily enough with a drive “down the mountain,” as we say. In fact, we make an effort to do so. Maintaining connections with the art and design world is critical for us.

Our department is accredited by NASAD and has nearly 800 undergraduate majors, over 40 full-time faculty and a support staff of four. Appalachian State University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina. The university has approximately 19,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs.

Current Openings

Lecturer | Graphic Design

The Department of Art at Appalachian State University invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Graphic Design beginning August 2019.

The selected candidate will teach four courses per semester (4/4 load) and provide instruction in typography, interaction design, and other areas of graphic design depending on candidate's areas of interest. Additional teaching opportunities may include studio art, foundations, drawing, digital media, or other related areas. A record of professional experience in the field is desirable.

Minimum qualifications for this position are: a terminal degree in graphic design, visual communication design, interactive design or equivalent; proficiency with technologies relevant to graphic design and digital media (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud.) One or more years of college-level teaching experience is preferred.

Applications will only be accepted digitally. Please submit the application as PDFs. The application should include: a letter of application, CV, contact information for three references, and link to website with design portfolio.

Send applications to graphicdesignsearch@appstate.edu (subject line: “last name-Graphic_Design_Lecturer”). The review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Commercial Photography students on location

Andrew Caldwell with Commercial Photography class

April Flanders leads a printmaking demo

April Flanders leading screenprinting demo

Graphic Design faculty atop Elk Knob

Graphic Design Faculty on summit of Elk Knob

Of my favorite faculty, I never felt patronized. They took us seriously and expected good work from us. If we didn't deliver, they let us know, and demanded the better work they knew we were capable of. They pushed us without being malicious, and earned our respect, on top of already being warm individuals once we got to know them.

Matt Donnelly, Graphic Design student

Appalachian State University

We're nestled in the heart of Boone and North Carolina’s high country. The surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains attract outdoors enthusiasts year round. Boone’s accolades include National Geographic Adventure magazine’s “Best Places to Live and Play,” Outside magazine’s top 10 “Best Towns in America,” and USA Today’s “10 Great Small Towns with Huge Backyards.”