Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design for Marketing (GDMA) Program - Surrey

Commencing in January 2018, the Graphic Design for Marketing Bachelor’s Degree program in the Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University requires a faculty member at the Richmond Campus.


Competition Number 17-130


An opportunity exists for a 100% full time (Non-Regular Type 2) position. In particular, we seek a faculty member who is able to demonstrate the ability to teach a range of courses across the Graphic Design for Marketing curriculum and is also willing to assume committee work.


The following links will lead you to information about the Wilson School of Design, as well as the Graphic Design for Marketing program and curriculum:


The curricular framework of the Graphic Design for Marketing program is highly integrated, therefore instructors must be team players committed to maintaining an environment of open collaboration. The ideal candidate is invested in the nexus between communications design, marketing, business and social contexts for design. They will demonstrate expertise in developing marketing strategies (situation assessment, segmenting and targeting audiences, defining channels, brand positioning, and so on), and applying industry-relevant design and technological processes. Expertise relating to design history, popular culture and the social sciences is also highly desirable.


Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree from a Graphic Design or design-related discipline (Master’s preferred). Candidates must have at least ten (10) years of active professional communications design practice that includes marketing, business, and/or other relevant domains. A minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is preferred.


Please visit the links provided above and in your covering letter list the courses you are interested in teaching and provide a rationale. Please outline your areas of expertise (with links to online portfolios and/or published articles, if applicable) and include a résumé and post-secondary credentials. Please forward your covering letter and documents, quoting competition number 17-130 by October 17, 2017 to .


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.