Department of Art at the University at Buffalo: Assistant Professor- Graphic Design
Job Posting Number1400552
The Department of Art at the University at Buffalo expects to hire a faculty member at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2015.
The Department of Art at the University at Buffalo is dedicated to developing the creative skills of students in studio and post-studio art and graphic design, as well as their academic skills in aesthetics, critical theory, and art history in order to enable students to present their unique visions within the contemporary cultural environment.
We seek an accomplished graphic designer with an innovative, experimental style and a multidisciplinary approach to pedagogy and professional practice. The ideal candidate should have expertise working with traditional and emerging media and be comfortable teaching both art and design students at the undergraduate and graduate level in a liberal arts environment. The candidate should be well versed in contemporary design discourse and foster critical thinking in the classroom. A broad understanding of the role and impact of design on global markets, business and entrepreneurship is beneficial. We are interested in a candidate who will be an inspiration and mentor to students and excited to forge partnerships, networks, and foster opportunities for students' collaborations with the local design community and beyond.
In addition to a strong typographic sensibility, a high level of expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired: information design, experience design, design process and strategy, time-based design, mobile platforms, sustainability and social design.
A flagship institution of the SUNY system, the University at Buffalo is a first tier research university. UB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester (studio practice and critical seminars) to all levels of undergraduate and graduate art and design students; serving on MFA and MA thesis committees, assisting in the recruitment of graduate and undergraduate students; serving on departmental and university committees; evolving the art and design curriculum; and developing and maintaining a vigorous research/creative profile.
The deadline for applications is December 5, or until the position is filled. However, applicants are encouraged to submit their dossiers early as review will begin immediately.
Applicants should submit all required materials electronically at https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=196886
– MFA in Graphic Design or equivalent
– Ability to teach foundational principles and formal methodologies as well as special topic upper level classes
– Artistic or professional recognition in the Graphic Design field
– Potential for national and international profile
Three years of college level teaching or equivalent professional experience. In addition to a strong typographic sensibility, a high level of expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired: information design, experience design, design process and strategy, time-based design, mobile platforms, sustainability and social design.
Applicants should upload the following to the UB Jobs application:
1. Letter of interest.
2. Full CV.
3. A statement of research interests.
4. Teaching philosophy.
5. URL of Portfolio with examples of professional work and examples of student work
6. A list of 3 references with contact information