Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

  • Deadline:
    July 1, 2014, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    State University of New York at Oswego, 7060 Route 104 , Oswego, New York, 13126, US

The Department of Art at the State University of New York at Oswego announces the opening of a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Graphic Design.

Posting Date: June 3, 2014

Review Date: Review of applications will begin July 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience

Date of Appointment: August 2014

Description of Responsibilities:
Primary teaching responsibilities are the introduction to graphic design and typography. Additional teaching responsibility includes expanding knowledge of diversity, historical, theoretical, critical and contemporary global/multicultural practices in the visual arts.
Departmental responsibilities include being involved with advisement, mentoring students in internship, and working with the student club.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate level degree in graphic design or related field.

  • An active art/graphic design career as evidenced by current work, publications and exhibitions.

  • Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of contemporary and critical issues in visual art, the role of emerging media and technology in contemporary 2D, 3D and 4D art.

  • Candidates must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, teaching and leadership ability, and a collaborative working style.

  • Proficiency in Macintosh computer environment.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection.
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    Preferred Qualifications:
  • MFA concentration in graphic design or related field.

  • Successful teaching at university level.

  • Ability to promote students' success in a multicultural and global community.

  • Ability to teach in motion graphics, multimedia, web design, or history of graphic design is highly desirable.

  • Commercial experience in the field.
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    To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, resume/curriculum vitae, sample syllabi for three classes, and list of three references with contact information electronically to

    Interested applicants should provide for review 10-20 examples of personal creative work and 10-20 examples of student work (if available). These materials can be online or burn to disk. Disks can be mailed to: Graphic Design Search, Art Department, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, 13126. For return of materials, please include a SASE.

    Works examples or questions can be directed to Cynthia Clabough, Search Committee Chair at or 315/312-2111.

    Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.

    Description of Department: Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the Art Department has over 325 undergraduate majors in degree programs in Art, Art History and Graphic Design. These programs include the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). Additionally, undergraduates can elect to minor in art, art history, graphic design, expressive art therapy, museum studies, or arts management. The Department also offers an MA degree in Art and Graphic Design, an MAT in Art Education, and a certificate in Integrated Media and Social Networking.

    Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America's Best Colleges in 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in business, teacher education, and the arts and sciences. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects are evidenced by Quest, a College-wide day spotlighting original student research, a Summer Scholars Program, which awards stipends to students engaged in independent research and creative work at the highest levels, and the Global Laboratory, a STEM based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

    Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

    SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

    Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

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