tenure track faculty-graphic design

Rochester Institute of Technology
United States

Valid from 06.12.2023 to 31.01.2024

Tenure Track Faculty-Graphic Design


College of Art and Design

CAD School of Design

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline: Graphic Design

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Employment Category: Full-time

Anticipated Start Date: 14 August 2024

Detailed Job Description

The School of Design in the College of Art and Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applicants to apply for two (2) Tenure-Track faculty positions to teach in the Graphic Design undergraduate program. The School of Design focuses on developing strong conceptual and formal visual communication skills. Expectations include teaching undergraduate studio and lecture courses; teaching 3 classes a term; participating in innovative teaching and curriculum development; engaging in scholarly research activities that make significant contributions to the field; rendering service to the school, college and university; career advising and mentoring undergraduate students; and participating in professional organizations important to the field of graphic design.

Faculty Position: Graphic Design

We are seeking candidates who are well-rounded designers who understand current and emerging trends in graphic design education and contemporary practice such as Typography, Information Design, Experiential Design, Systems Design, Interactive Design, Web Design, Motion Design, Packaging Design, etc. Candidates should be qualified to teach throughout the curriculum and on all levels. Ideal candidates will possess the ability to provide leadership and vision in integrating emerging media applications into the Graphic Design curriculum.

We are seeking an individual to live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the RIT community to remain a great place to work for all; who has the ability and interest in leading and contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's Core ValuesHonour Code and Diversity Statement.

Department/College Description

THE SCHOOL: The internationally renowned School of Design (SOD) offers five undergraduate programs in 3D Digital Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and New Media Design, as well as two graduate programs in Industrial Design and Visual Communication Design. SOD also includes the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, with its vast archive of relevant design artefacts and their process. SOD is a creative community where students discover their unique talents and expressive potential, all while developing the skills needed to fulfil any creative or technical role in the expansive fields of design. SOD has an enrollment of over 800 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. SOD alumni and faculty are nationally and internationally recognized, and include National Design Award recipients, design leaders at global companies and organizations, and thought leaders who shape the field of design and the future of society and the planet. Learn more about the School of Design.

THE COLLEGE: RIT's College of Art and Design is the university's creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect in our 200,000+ sq. ft. facility. We are a dynamic and professional arts and design community comprised of nearly 2,000 students (UG and Grad), 140 full-time faculty, 60 creative staff, and a number of professional part-time faculty, all of whom contribute to our College’s ecosystem. The College’s four schools offer programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Photographic Sciences. The range of innovative programs offers students a panoramic perspective from creating fine art using centuries-old methods to pushing the boundaries of digital creativity. The College of Art and Design also takes full advantage of RIT’s opportunities in technology, STEM, engineering, sustainability, and entrepreneurism programs, as well as our global campuses. See more here.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • MFA in Graphic Design or a terminal degree in a related field of study
  • Minimum of two years of full-time professional experience in graphic design and/or a related design field
  • Minimum of two years of teaching experience at the university level beyond a teaching assistantship
  • Demonstrated fluency in practice areas, such as Typography, Information Design, Experiential Design, Systems Design, Interactive Design, Web Design, Motion Design, Packaging Design, etc.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in graphic design theory and practice
  • Demonstrated expertise in graphic design across traditional and emerging media
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences

Required Minimum Education Level


Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Portfolio of Students' Work, Portfolio of Work, Sample Syllabus, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply

Apply online; search openings, then Keyword Search 8417BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae and cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

  • Upload a brief teaching philosophy
  • Provide the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references
  • Upload a Diversity Statement
  • Upload a minimum of three examples of course syllabi and assignments
  • Provide a PDF or a link to a website presenting fifteen examples of professional work
  • Provide a PDF or a link to a website presenting twenty examples of student work.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Alex Lobos, Director, School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, via phone: 585-475-7417 or by email at alex.lobos@rit.edu.

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 15, 2024. The position will be open until an acceptable candidate is found.

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Additional Details

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal-opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.

Hourly/Salary Minimum: 60000

Hourly/Salary Maximum: 70000