December 22, 2021

Seeking director/tenure-track faculty member in Graphic Design

Yale School of Art

Photo: Lisa Kereszi, Senior Critic in Photography and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art

The Yale School of Art invites applications worldwide for a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment in the area of Graphic Design to begin July 1, 2022. The selected candidate will also assume the Directorship of the program for a designated period of time. The school has the most diverse student body among Yale’s professional schools, and the Graphic Design area of study has consistently been the most international program within the School of Art for decades. Applicants must hold an MFA or equivalent degree preferably in the field of graphic design, have a robust and individuated professional practice with a record of compelling contributions to the discipline, and a minimum of 5 years of college-level teaching experience, with experience teaching graduate students preferred.

We seek a designer with a practice distinguished by formal and critical inquiry, who is technologically forward-thinking, has the ability to foster exchange across disciplines, and a broad knowledge of graphic design’s multivalent histories. The successful candidate should have strategic leadership skills, a collaborative approach to management, and a desire to innovate the Graphic Design area of study within the School of Art and wider University. A record of expanding and diversifying access to educational opportunities for historically underrepresented and marginalized communities is central to this goal and a crucial criteria for consideration. A fully engaged presence on campus is required in order to actively participate in the University and New Haven communities. The position requires the candidate to remain active professionally while teaching in a demanding academic environment.

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will advise graduate and undergraduate students, oversee master’s theses, organize and oversee critiques and reviews, mentor students, serve on School and University committees, and actively contribute to and participate in the School’s vibrant co-curricular programming. Rank at the time of hire—as either associate or (full) professor—will depend on the appointee’s qualifications.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae with relevant professional and teaching experience, and names and contact info of three references, at least one sample syllabus for a graphic design course, and 20 images of recent work online here. Review of applications begins January 2022. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.

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