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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Purchase College, SUNY k

Harrison, NY

Jan 14
Job Description

The School of Art+Design at Purchase College, the premiere center for arts training within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, seeks candidates for a new full-time, tenure track faculty line in our undergraduate Graphic Design Program at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall of 2022. As a public institution, Purchase College values diversity, equity and inclusion in our teaching and service to a diverse student body including financial standing, race, and gender-identity.

The Graphic Design Department mounts an undergraduate program that approaches graphic design as a vital field of professional art practice, giving voice and shape to culture through a wide variety of partnerships and investigations across media and processes.

The search committee seeks candidates with an interest in Foundations curriculum and teaching, as well as delivering core and elective courses at various levels of the program. The position includes collaborative curriculum and course development within the Graphic Design area. Teaching load includes delivering five courses per academic year, academic advisement, and mentoring senior thesis. As a tenure-track position, continued professional/artistic/scholarly achievement on an expanding scale, superior teaching, and service (College-wide, divisional, and within Graphic Design) are required.

We seek a design educator with social and cultural awareness and engagement who explores how the practice and process of design can be a meaningful artistic and societal projectan individual who will contribute to the vision of our growing program, and who demonstrates leadership potential. Additionally, special attention will be given to candidates who will thrive in a public university context and share that enthusiasm with their students.

The ideal candidate will be a practicing graphic designer/artist/educator with an innovative approach to visual communications and a passion for student learning and success. Strong engagement with and knowledge of typography is essential.

Areas of specialization primarily include graphic (print-based) design, web design, time based/motion graphics, or any combination of these. Additional skills and experience in dynamic typography, data visualization, with opportunities to expand teaching to include risography, VR, AR, digital fabrication, 3D modeling and printing or any combination of these. Expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite is required, particularly with a capacity using and teaching Id, Ps, Ai, Ae, XD, Figma and/or Sketch. Faculty regularly integrate new technologies, industry-changes, and cultural developments into their courses.

We provide competitive benefits (health, vision, dental insurance and retirement options), access to fitness, library, and course offerings. Generous paid holidays, vacation and sick days and downstate location stipend are included.

Application Details

To apply for the position, please visit our Purchase College Job Vacancy website at Purchase College Job Vacancy website and complete an online application.

AA/EEO Statement:
Purchase College SUNY is an AA/EEO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Purchase College, SUNY

The School of Art+Design is part of the School of the Arts at Purchase College, State University of New York. Our premier programs prepare students for careers in the visual arts and design, as well as lives informed by creative experience. The school honors tradition, encourages experimentation and collaboration, develops critical thinking, and embraces new concepts, materials, and technologies. A faculty of working artists is committed to creating a supportive climate in which students are passionate about learning to see, to think, to make, and to contribute.

Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Located 25 miles north of Manhattan in New York, the campus celebrates individuality, diversity, and creativity as we encourage students to Think Wide Open. At Purchase College, the arts play a special role: liberal education infuses the arts and the arts infuse the campus.