Assistant Professor of Visual Communications/Graphic Design

  • Deadline:
    Feb. 19, 2008, 2:26 p.m.
  • Location:
    New York

The Art Department invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Visual Communications and/or Graphic Design in the Electronic Design & Multimedia Program of the Art Department. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses in typography, design theory, design methodology, corporate identity, publication design and interface design to BA and BFA students, with the possibility of teaching at the Masters’ level once the department launches a new MFA in digital media. Candidates should demonstrate practical experience with the full range of digital media used in the graphic design discipline and be comfortable with the integration of design and media production for print and screen.

Qualifications include an M.F.A. or other terminal degree in graphic design or visual communications, two years of professional working experience in the field of graphic design or closely related area and one year full time teaching experience at the university level. We are seeking a gifted educator with a strong publication record and/or creative practice who has excellent conceptual, administrative and interpersonal skills. Active engagement in the design community and with evolving theory and practice is desired. This position includes general department requirements of shared management within the Electronic Design & Multimedia area, significant student advising and service on department, college, and university committees.

Tenure-track position starting September 1, 2008.

Submit a letter of application, resume, artist’s statement, statement of teaching philosophy, (samples of other expository writing encouraged), extensive visual documentation of your own work and up to twenty samples of recent student work in print, and in PDF format on DVD/CD, or URL [no slides]. Please provide evidence of excellent administrative and communication skills. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials, and names, addresses, titles, email and phone numbers of three references to:

Professor Annette Weintraub
Art Department
The City College of New York, CUNY
160 Convent Avenue, CG 109
New York, NY 10031
(212) 650-7420; fax (212) 650-7438