Lecturer in Graphic Design

Job Description:

The Department of Art and Design at Binghamton University (SUNY) invites applications for a lecturer position to teach a 3/3 load of undergraduate courses in graphic design. The appointment is for up to three years, with the possibility of renewal.

We seek applicants who are proficient in graphic design history, methodology, and typography. Candidates should have a fluency in Mac OS, Adobe CC, and other industry-standard design software. Shared supervision and management of graphic design studios and facilities is expected. The ideal candidate will become an integral part of a dynamic program that places a strong emphasis on both conceptual and technical aspects, with a particular emphasis on traditional methodologies and typography. This role involves educating a diverse array of students across various disciplines, providing them with foundational knowledge in graphic design, including an introduction to the field through basic courses and an exploration of its historical context.

We seek educators who demonstrate innovative approaches to pedagogy and a commitment to inclusiveness and social concerns within the learning environment. 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 their work and who will contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the School and the University.

The Department of Art and Design is a robust program offering BA and BFA degrees, serving more than 160 majors. Incoming faculty will join us at an exciting moment in the continuing growth of our program, as part of the new School of the Arts which brings together the departments of Art and Design, Art History, Cinema, Music and Theatre.



Applicants should hold an MFA in Graphic Design, or equivalent terminal degree, by the start of this appointment.

College level 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 March 8, 2024.

All applicants must apply for the position via the University's applicant tracking system, Interview Exchange http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=171573. The following documents should be submitted to the link above:

1.       Letter of Application;

2.       CV;

3.       PDF with 10-20 concisely captioned samples of personal work (each slide can include a link to a specific web page in a short URL; that is particularly desirable if the sample comes from media or web-based work);

4.       PDF with 10-15 concisely captioned samples of student work, if available

5.       Artist Statement;

6.       Teaching Statement, which addresses the candidate's commitment to inclusive pedagogy;

7.       Contact information for three references, who will only be contacted upon a candidate advancing to the finalists round in the selection process.

Additional materials may be sought at subsequent rounds in the hiring process.