Assistant Professor in Graphic Design

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 17, 2021, 12:12 p.m.
  • Location:
    Binghamton, New York, USA

About Binghamton University:
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:
The Department of Art and Design at Binghamton University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Graphic Design, to begin Fall 2022. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research and practice in the design field and will share the department's commitment to excellence in teaching, underpinned by disciplinary expertise, a pedagogy oriented toward student engagement and inclusion, and an active design practice. Knowledge of graphic design theory and methodology, typography, print and web design, and excellent communication and problem-solving skills, along with a fluency in Mac OS, Adobe CC, and other industry-standard print and web design software are required.

We particularly welcome applicants with expertise in one or more of the following: UI/UX design; front end web development (CSS, HTML, Javascript); and data graphics (Javascript, D3.js, et al.).

Graphic design is a robust program within the Department of Art and Design, offering BA and BFA degrees, currently with more than 100 majors. The successful candidate will participate in the development of a proposed MFA degree in graphic design and will be inclined to work collaboratively with colleagues in support of new and ongoing initiatives within and beyond the department, as appropriate.

This position is part of Binghamton's multiyear cluster hire initiative in Arts Practice, Performance and Research in the 21st Century; for more information, see

The Department of Art and Design recognizes that the field of graphic design does not reflect the diversity of the population that it serves. We invite applications from colleagues who share in our commitment to a more inclusive discipline, through design practice, research, and teaching.

Applicants are required to have completed an MFA in graphic design, or cognate degree, by the start of this appointment. Demonstrated teaching experience is preferred.

Additional Information:
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

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Application Instructions:
Please submit application materials as described below. Priority will be given to applications received by December 17, 2021.

Please submit the following materials via Interview Exchange -

Additional materials, among them a statement of teaching philosophy, including comments on creating an inclusive pedagogy, may be sought at subsequent rounds in the hiring process.

letter of application
CV (including URLs to online portfolio, if applicable)
Contact information for three references, who will only be contacted upon a candidate advancing to the next round in the selection process
A PDF with 20 concisely captioned samples of personal work (label file: Lastname-Firstname-PersonalWork.pdf)
A PDF of 10 concisely captioned samples of student work (label file: Lastname-Firstname-StudentWork.pdf)