assistant professor, tenure track position: design

Alfred University - School of Art & Design, NYS College of Ceramics
United States

Valid from 16.12.2021 to 01.08.2022

The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) School of Art and Design (SoAD) at Alfred University seeks a designer for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor of Design within the Division of Expanded Media, to begin August 2022. The position will teach both in the Expanded Media undergraduate studios, the Electronic Integrated Arts MFA program, along with opportunities to participate in Foundations. Additional responsibilities include ongoing creative research as well as service to the division, the school, and the university.

The successful candidate will need to envision new models of thinking and making that displace the boundaries between art and design, while still being grounded in material explorations and design thinking. We are interested in designers that define their practice as integrative and speculative. The candidate's work should demonstrate a strong visual vocabulary, conceptually rich perspectives, and strong technological skills with an emphasis on the experimental. Further, the successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in the practice and instruction of design for both print and screen-based media. Of particular importance will be the candidate's ability to develop curriculum inclusive of the wide range of tools and technologies in the Division of Expanded Media. An MFA in Art and Design or equivalent is preferred.

Our open curriculum allows for a robust and diverse experience in art, design, and art history courses. The design curriculum is an integral part of the Division of Expanded Media, which includes video, sound, print media, interactive art, and animation. In the context of Expanded Media, the design curriculum is uniquely poised for multi-media and interdisciplinary studies. The Division of Expanded Media has equipment and capabilities that range from stone lithography to laser printing, rapid prototyping, large format digital printing, laser engraving/cutting, dye-sublimation printing, and virtual reality. The Division includes the Immersive Gallery and Snodgrass Gallery as dedicated exhibition spaces. Two full-time Technical Specialists, in cooperation with faculty, maintain our computer labs. The labs are renewed regularly with the latest hardware and software providing facilities. The Division of Expanded Media regularly invites designers and artists to the school for lectures, workshops, exhibits, and critiques.

The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is an accredited member of NASAD, with 35 full-time faculty serving more than 500 students. The school is unique among institutions of higher education with an open curriculum, allowing a robust and diverse experience in studio art, design, and art history courses. Students and faculty alike thrive in an intensive and supportive learning environment. School of Art and Design students are fully integrated into Alfred University's community of 2,000 students. The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) includes the School of Art and Design, the Inamori School of Engineering, and Scholes Library. The NYSCC was established in 1900 to advance research in art, design, and engineering. That intellectual and creative legacy exists in all of the areas of study in the School of Art and Design.


  • URL link to 20 labeled images of personal work and 20 labeled images of student work
  • One PDF document (10 MB maximum) including:
    _ Letter of interest
    _ Curriculum vitae
    _ Artist statement
    _ Teaching philosophy
    _ Statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion
    _ Two sample syllabi
    _ Contact information for three references

Please apply HERE


Position to begin August 2022. Review of applications will begin January 7, 2022. The position is open until filled.

For more information: Judy Livingston, Associate Professor of Design,