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Assistant Professor in Graphic Design

Employer
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Location
Binghamton, New York
Salary
$70,000

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Design, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

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 https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/research/cluster-hire.html.

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.

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

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History

Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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