Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

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Category:: Academic / Faculty
Department:: Art
Locations:: Oswego, NY
Posted:: Aug 23, '18
Type:: Full-time

About SUNY Oswego:

Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News "America's Best Colleges" in 2010, a Kiplinger's "Best College Value" for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

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Job Description:

Description of Department: Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the Art Department has over 275 undergraduate majors in degree programs in Art, Art History and Graphic Design. These programs include the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). Additionally, undergraduates can elect to minor in art, art history, graphic design, expressive art therapy, illustration, photography, museum studies, or arts management. Students majoring in graphic design can study in the full spectrum of media studies associated with that discipline including print technology, web design, multimedia design, 3-D modeling and animation, interactive design, digital illustration, and motion graphics. The Department also offers an MA degree in Art and Graphic Design, an MAT in Art Education, and a certificate in Integrated Media and Social Networking. Click here for additional information about SUNY Oswego.

The Department of Art at the State University of New York at Oswego announces the opening of a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Graphic Design beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Posted Date: August 23, 2018

Review Date: Review of applications will begin January 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty or click here for a benefits summary.

Date of Appointment: August 2019

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Primary teaching responsibilities include intro to digital imaging, intro to graphic design and typography.
  • Additional teaching responsibility includes expanding knowledge of diversity, historical, theoretical, critical and contemporary global/multicultural practices in the visual arts.
  • Departmental responsibilities include being involved with program planning, assessment, curriculum development, student advisement, and participation in department governance.
  • University responsibilities include staying current on health and safety issues; participation in campus governance; commitment to research/creative activity.

In addition, the Assistant Professor of Graphic Design will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.


Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in graphic design, design, or a closely related field
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience in the field
  • Record of presentations, exhibitions/projects, and/or publications in one's area of interest that demonstrates commitment to a practice
  • Proficiency in Macintosh computer environment
  • Proficiency in Adobe Cloud Applications as well as other leading software applications used in the field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary and critical issues in visual art, the role of emerging media and technology in contemporary 2D, 3D and 4D art and design
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, teaching and leadership ability, and a collaborative working style.
  • Demonstrated innovative thinking in course and curriculum development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree or equal professional experience
  • University level teaching experience past graduate school
  • Professional experience in graphic design or related field past graduate school
  • Ability to teach in motion graphics, publication, or packaging.

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Kelly Roe, Search Committee Chair


[email protected]

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

Application Instructions:

Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, CV/resume, 10-20 examples of personal creative work and 10-20 examples of student work in PDF format, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.

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Posted: 8/24/2018
Application Due: 12/21/2018
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