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Assistant or Associate Professor of Graphic Design & Visual Communication

Champlain College

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Graphic Design & Visual Communication

Job Description:

Champlain College seeks a dynamic and experienced educator for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor position in our NASAD- accredited BFA program in Graphic Design & Visual Communication. We particularly value candidates who through their work and life experiences, service to the community, and teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity, and academic excellence of the College and provide opportunities for students of all backgrounds to flourish in the field. The position is to begin Fall 2024.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach a variety of introductory through advanced-level design courses. Assigned classes will include foundational design and typography. Other possible courses may be in the areas of interactive and web design, systems design, packaging/environmental design, illustration, motion design, and design history/theory. The typical teaching load is 3-4 courses per semester.
  • Teach students to design with diversity and inclusion in mind. This includes focusing on design bias, cultural sensitivity and identity research.
  • Incorporate a wide range of diverse design examples and case studies into teaching materials to expose students to different cultural perspectives and design aesthetics.
  • Help foster and further develop industry relationships locally and nationally.
  • Engage and collaborate with diverse external partners and communities.
  • Participate in programmatic, divisional, and college-wide service.
  • Engage in cross-disciplinary collaborations across the college and actively engage in the ongoing work of creating a culture of diversity, equity, integrity, and mutual respect for all.
  • Assess student work and participate in entrance portfolio review.
  • Collaborate with faculty in the development of a program and curriculum that embraces inclusive course design principles.
  • Mentor and advise design students.

Because the College is entrepreneurial, the design program quickly responds to changes in the field. Consequently, the College particularly values industry experience in its faculty.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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  • A BFA in Graphic Design is preferred and an MFA in a related discipline is required.
  • The successful candidate will approach design broadly and interdisciplinarily, have expertise in both critical and theoretical aspects of communication design, and demonstrate an awareness of how the discipline is evolving.
  • A record of effective college teaching and student mentoring/advising is required.

Additional Information:

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

Application Instructions:

Application materials must include a resume/CV and cover letter specifically addressing the desired qualifications, as well as a separate statement describing your experience and vision for mentoring underrepresented students. Further describe how you would contribute to Champlain's diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

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An educational pioneer since 1878, Champlain is a college where students and faculty don't just respond to opportunities -- they create them. We've introduced new fields of study, like Game Design and Computer & Digital Forensics, and offer majors with a specific focus, like e-Business Management, Digital Filmmaking and Public Relations. Champlain's three-dimensional education -- another pioneering concept -- integrates relevant, professionally focused studies with a rigorous Core curriculum and practical Life Skills program.
All this innovation thrives in our can-do culture, where people with diverse talents pool their skills in enterprising ways. Here students help each other launch new businesses, students and faculty collaborate on research and service, and the college creates partnerships with the community. Our city, Burlington, is the ultimate college town with a hip vibe, a thriving music scene and great food, from Doughboys doughnuts to Bove's family-recipe Italian. It's as original, forward-looking and down-to-earth as Champlain College, and a place it's easy to call home.
Mission Statement
Champlain College endeavors to be a leader in educating today's students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals and engaged global citizens. Champlain's agile and entrepreneurial approach to higher education uniquely blends technology leadership, market savvy, innovation and fiscal responsibility with a commitment to liberal learning, community involvement and "the human touch." This distinctive approach permeates the delivery of relevant, rigorous student-centered programs in business, arts, applied technology and public service.
Strategic Goals
  • Achieve Distinctive Academic Excellence: Champlain College will offer challenging, innovative academic programs that align with the needs of the workplace and serve the unique needs of its three distinct student populations. These include: (1) an unparalleled traditional undergraduate experience that combines professional programs with a unique interdisciplinary core augmented by learning in life skills; (2) an adult undergraduate curriculum of relevant, life-long education leading to professional advancement; and (3) graduate education that expands technical competence, inspires critical thinking, embraces reflective learning and infuses the joy of life-long learning. All Champlain graduates will have the capacity to attain leadership roles in their various fields due to their professional skills as well as their abilities to think critically and creatively and to communicate effectively.
  • Enrich Student Life: We will enrich student life for all Champlain students by providing experiences that embrace student development, personal responsibility, the application of life skills and career path development, and participation in the larger community.
  • Enhance Financial Stability: Champlain College will operate from a position of financial strength. It is only through the careful management of resources that the College will have the resources needed for continuous improvement.
  • Excite, Engage, and Empower Faculty & Staff: Engaged and empowered faculty and staff work and teach with passion, drive and innovation and move the College forward in order to achieve our vision.  Over the next ten years, we will continually work to ensure that Champlain faculty and staff recognize and honor the Champlain College culture while building a high performance environment in which  staff and faculty excel and will become a leader in our ability to recruit, retain, develop and celebrate staff and faculty crucial to our success.
  • Fostering an Inclusive & Diverse Community: Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain will be diverse in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community will have a sense of being a valued member of the College community.


The Champlain College education is a career-driven experience whose rigorous interdisciplinary studies endow students with the three essential personal dimensions required for a gratifying career and a remarkable life:

  • Top-line professional capabilities in your chosen field
  • A fully-developed intellect with keen reasoning abilities and a global perspective
  • Vital life management skills

You'll emerge from this process as a leader in your profession, one whose exceptional capacities reflect the integrity of our award-winning faculty, our pragmatic curricula and our innovative hands-on approach to learning.

This integrity permeates each of the fundamental elements of a Champlain College education:



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