September 17, 2019

Seeking Associate Professor of Graphic Design

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts

Courtesy Boston University.

The Department of Graphic Design in the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor of Art (Non Tenure Track), with a pathway for promotion and long-term contracts.

The Graphic Design program seeks a candidate with leadership experience in an art or design program and a strong research practice in design or innovative new media practices that intersect with design. The candidate should have five years of college and/or graduate-level teaching experience and demonstrated investment in teaching with a preference given to a track record of leadership and vision in creative work and Graphic Design teaching.

The pedagogy of BU's Graphic Design program emphasizes experimentation, practicality, and criticality, as well as social and cultural awareness and engagement. The School of Visual Arts Graphic Design MFA and BFA programs seek a faculty member who engages in new schools of thought across traditional graphic design and emerging media. A successful candidate thinks of design broadly and wishes to cultivate cross-disciplinary opportunities across the University that expand the model for design education in a research institution. More information about the School of Visual Arts Graphic Design program can be found here.

The cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of Boston University’s and the School of Visual Arts' research and academic programs and student success. We are especially eager to welcome a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

As of July, the search is pending final approval from the Office of the Provost expected by September 1.

Teach across the BFA and MFA Graphic Design programs and interdisciplinary curricula with potential for a leadership role in the Graphic Design MFA and Graduate Certificate programs. Play a faculty leadership role in the School with service at the College and University level.

Actively advance departmental, curricular and extra-curricular engagements, from new course development to cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Maintain an active professional practice that includes research-based work, including publishing and/or public projects/commissions at a national and/or international level.

MFA and 5 years experience teaching at the college or university level, including proven leadership and curricular vision.

Candidate should possess expertise in graphic design across traditional and emerging medias.

Fluency is expected in two to three practice areas, such as Interactive Design, Web Design, Motion Graphics, Drawing into Animation, Graphic Design Theory and History, Advanced Typography, Visual Systems, Information Design, Exhibition Design.

To apply
Please upload a letter of application, a CV that lists contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, as well as 15–20 images of your professional work and not more than 15 images of your students’ work and a sample syllabus to: Please do not upload more images than requested. No email applications.

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