Assistant Teaching Professor of Design

May 25, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Design
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Assistant Teaching Professor of Design

Requisition Number: FTFR000947

Division/College: College of Arts, Media and Design

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Department of Art + Design at Northeastern University seeks an Assistant Teaching Professor of Design beginning Fall 2017. The ideal candidate will have an excellent teaching record and a body of work in design that exhibits a broad understanding of contemporary graphic and information design practice and theory. Candidate should be well-versed in teaching core undergraduate graphic design courses such as systems, typography, and identity design, and the candidate will be engaged in helping students conceptualize their work in civic and community-based initiatives. The successful candidate is expected to be a refined and skilled practitioner with experience mentoring students on collaborating across disciplines as well as designing and producing high quality work for clients.


  • Teach five courses per year in graphic design and visual communication
  • Serve department and design program needs
  • Serve as Faculty Advisor for Scout, Northeastern University's student-led design studio. Scout is a catalyst for student experiential learning and was founded by students with the goals of strengthening the design community at Northeastern and making students better designers through significant compensated projects with actual clients within the Northeastern community

    Centered in the cultural hub of Boston and located within an R1 research university renowned for its embrace of experiential learning, the Department of Art + Design has expanded rapidly in the last five years and now encompasses 34 full time faculty, over 500 undergraduate majors, and nearly 70 graduate students in fast-growing Master's programs. The successful candidate will consolidate and build on these successes just as Northeastern embarks on a new long-range plan.


    MFA in Design or related field in hand by Fall 2017. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

    Additional Information:
    Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. References and examples of creative work may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by June 10, 2017 will receive priority consideration.

    Northeastern University is committed to building an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Women, members of the LGBTQ community, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, and Title IX University. Northeastern University is also an E-Verify Employer.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

    Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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