State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

The Department of Art at the State University of New York at Oswego announces the opening of a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Graphic Design beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Posting Date: August 18, 2016

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin January 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or

Date of Appointment:  August 2017

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Will teach intro to digital imaging, intro to graphic design and typography
  • Will teach in a secondary area based upon specialty area
  • Additional teaching responsibility includes expanding knowledge of diversity, historical, theoretical, critical and contemporary global/multicultural practices in the visual arts
  • Departmental responsibilities include involvement with program planning, assessment, curriculum development, student advisement, and participation in department governance
  • University responsibilities include staying current on health and safety issues; participation in campus governance; commitment to research/creative activity

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in graphic design, design, or a closely related field
  • Teaching experience
  • Graphic Design Experience
  • Record of presentations, exhibitions/projects, and/or publications in  area of interest that demonstrates commitment to a practice
  • Proficiency in Macintosh computer environment
  • Proficiency in Adobe Cloud Applications as well as other leading software applications used in the field.
  • Knowledge of contemporary and critical issues in visual art, the role of emerging media and technology in contemporary 2D, 3D and 4D art and design
  • Strong interpersonal skills, teaching and leadership ability, and a collaborative working style
  • Demonstrated innovative thinking in course and curriculum development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree or equal professional experience
  • University level teaching experience past graduate school
  • Professional experience in graphic design or related field past graduate school
  • Ability to teach in motion graphics, 3-D Modeling or history of graphic design

To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications , a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi for three classes, and list of three references with contact information electronically to:

Works examples or questions can be directed to Cynthia Clabough, Search Committee Chair, at or 315.312.2111. Interested applicants should provide for review 10-20 examples of personal creative work and 10-20 examples of student work. These materials can be online, emailed, or submitted on CD disk. Disks can be mailed to: Cynthia Clabough, Graphic Design Search, Graphic Design Program, 24H Hewitt Hall, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126.

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.

Description of Department:  Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the Art Department has over 275 undergraduate majors in degree programs in Art, Art History and Graphic Design. These programs include the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). Additionally, undergraduates can elect to minor in art, art history, graphic design, expressive art therapy, illustration, photography, museum studies, or arts management. Students majoring in graphic design can study in the full spectrum of media studies associated with that discipline including print technology, web design, multimedia design, 3-D modeling and animation, interactive design, digital illustration, and motion graphics. The Department also offers an MA degree in Art and Graphic Design, an MAT in Art Education, and a certificate in Integrated Media and Social Networking.  Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

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