The Graduate Communications Design Department at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank to begin August 2014. Located on the Institute’s Manhattan campus, the department offers both the 60-credit MFA and the 48-credit MS. The program, ranked as one of the top ten graduate design programs in the nation and recognized as one of the five most influential of the past half century, has been educating graphic and package designers for over 40 years. The department will exist within the newly formed School of Design beginning in Fall 2014.
- Teach communication design courses.
- Participate in curriculum development.
- Contribute to developing a strong culture of design research in the department.
- Maintain substantial creative accomplishments in the profession.
- Maintain scholarly activity, such as publishing and writing, exhibitions, conference speaking engagements, and participation in professional organizations.
- Advise students.
- Participate in committee work and other service to the department and the Institute.
- Perform all other related activities as required.
- We require an earned terminal degree (MFA/MDes) or its equivalent, and a minimum of three years’ teaching experience at the college level; experience teaching at the graduate level is preferred.
- Successful candidates will have expertise in the practice, theory and history of communications/graphic design. A strong background in the principles of visual communication and typographics – particularly as they relate to the design and execution of motion and interactive-based communications – is desirable.
- Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to teaching design at the graduate level, possess a progressive and global perspective on the current and future role of design, and embrace collaboration with other disciplines. An active record of significant scholarly accomplishment is also essential.
SALARY: is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application/interest, curriculum vitae, a teaching/design statement of philosophy and the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references.
Candidates moving past the initial review stage will be asked to submit a complete application package to include up to twenty (20) samples of both personal/professional work and student work, as well as writing samples or scholarly papers (if applicable).
Please apply via our online applicant system at http://tinyurl.com/kl8k294