Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Fri Oct 25 2019 Job Description:
The Department of Art and Design at Binghamton University (SUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Graphic Design.
Applicants should have a substantial knowledge of their area of expertise, but also demonstrated familiarity with the broad range of current design practices, and must be able to teach from a knowledge of design history and theory. Candidates should be able to address design practice in a broad sense addressing cultural, socio/political, technical, and conceptual context while nurturing an atmosphere of close faculty/student involvement and mentoring.
We seek applicants with an MFA in Graphic Design, knowledge of graphic design theory and methodology, typography, print, package design, and 3-D modeling, excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and experience in curriculum development. A fluency in Mac OS, Adobe CC, and other industry-standard design software is required. The position includes teaching at all levels of graphic design classes, active creative research, as well as service to the university.
A strong record of professional accomplishment, as demonstrated through a portfolio, and an active exhibition/publication record are required. Of particular interest for this search are candidates whose practices include one or more of the following:
understanding of products as functional and evocative things
scholarship and practice that explores product design as interface between technology and society
principled approaches to building 3-D form, manually and computer aided
ability to develop courses focused on products, designed objects, and packaging
interaction design (UX/UI} for web and mobile devices
The successful candidate will:
Teach a range of graphic design courses at the undergraduate level at a load of 2/3: the equivalent of 12/18 studio hours per week as determined by the Chair each fall and spring semester
Develop and maintain digital equipment/resources Participate in curriculum development
Contribute to developing a strong culture of design research and practice in the department Maintain substantial creative accomplishments in the applicant's professional discipline
Participate in committee work and other service to the department and the college
UNIVERSITY/DEPARTMENT: Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Binghamton is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging our students academically, not financially. The result is a unique, best-of-both-worlds college experience.
Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university - rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative- while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement with the community.
Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty that includes innovative scientists and groundbreaking scholars. They take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign language study groups and an unparalleled international education program.
The Department of Art and Design offers BFA and BA degrees and a minor in studio practices including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design and photography. The department is an academic unit within Harpur, an outstanding liberal arts college that forms the core of Binghamton University.
The Graphic Design program at Binghamton University builds upon the liberal arts and fine arts training of its students, preparing them to express and communicate conceptual, narrative and informational content from a wide range of knowledge domains.
The program trains its students to become creative problem-solvers who make sophisticated use of visual language to communicate substantive information and interpretive perspectives across a variety of media that range from the printed page to the digital screen. Students are encouraged to develop their distinctive voice of expression, enriched by broad exposure to the fine arts and equipped with conceptual and technical tools of graphic design, to become skilled visual communicators in a complex world.
An MFA in graphic design or equivalent terminal degree is required, and three years' college level teaching experience is preferred.
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