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Professor of the Practice in Graphic Arts

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University k

Boston, MA

Nov 23
Job Description

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA) invites applications for a full-time Professor of the Practice position in Graphic Arts beginning in September 2021.

We seek an artist/designer with a practice in print and screen-based graphics. This may include web-based art, interactive narratives, networked art, design for social impact, and other forms of social-media-related public interventions. We are looking for an artist, who works with design and whose art may expand over several disciplines such as digital painting, photo, installation, and time-based internet projects. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to integrate design practice across media with a critical stance toward those technologies.

We are seeking an educator who has a strong grounding in art and design, and who can teach courses in the practical, theoretical, and historical aspects of design, including decolonizing design history and promoting equity within the design field. Candidates should be able to teach a wide range of theme-based courses for beginning- and advanced-level students. A client-based background in graphic design, computer illustration, typography, participatory design, IxD and UX design is a plus. An MFA and at least three years of teaching and of design practice are required.

Application Details

Please submit the following via Interfolio at

• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for three references (letters will be requested for finalists)
• Artist/designer statement
• Teaching philosophy and narrative history of your professional practice
• 20 examples of work (including still imagery of web work and/or links to time-based work) and artist website.

Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. For any questions, contact Laurel Hoffer, Faculty and Academic Affairs Administrator, at

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Founded in 1876, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University is a unique art school affiliated with both a major art museum—the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—and a Tier-1 research university. Originally established within the museum, the school began its relationship with Tufts when the university began providing accredited degrees to SMFA students in 1945. SMFA officially became part of Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences in July 2016. SMFA at Tufts provides an exceptional fine arts education that allows students to craft individualized programs of study while being mentored closely by world-renowned faculty and staff. Graduates are creative thinkers and problem-solvers who succeed in a wide variety of careers. SMFA at Tufts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). For more information, visit