Baruch College — Assistant Professor of Graphic Communication

Job Description:
The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Baruch College seeks a promising teacher and innovative design practitioner/scholar for a tenure-track assistant professor position in graphic communication beginning Fall 2023. This is one of several searches the Department is conducting this year.

Applicants must be able to teach graphic communication fundamentals and should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: information design, experiential design, UX/UI design, interface design, generative design, interactive design, 3-D design, extended reality design. The position includes working with Baruch’s makerspace, MakerHub, in the Field Center for Entrepreneurship.

Candidates’ research programs may be practice-based (exhibitions, commissions, etc.) or publication-based (articles, books, etc.). In either case, the research portfolio must demonstrate a record of achievement with clear evidence of a trajectory toward tenure.

Baruch College, located in the historic Gramercy Park/Flatiron district of Manhattan, is one of eleven senior colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY). We are proud to serve a diverse and engaged student body of over 19,000. Our students represent a wealth of racial, ethnic, economic, religious, linguistic, and national origin backgrounds, and include many recent immigrants as well as individuals who are the first in their families to attend college. Baruch is ranked among the top institutions of higher education in the nation by The Chronicle of Higher Education for promoting student social mobility.

Baruch is also listed among the nation’s top public colleges for academic excellence. Baruch seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education. Visit us at 

All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to the tri-state area.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.

Terminal degree (MFAor PhD) or the equivalent in graphic communication or a closely related field is required. All degree requirements must be met by the beginning of the 2023-24 academic year. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, a record that demonstrates scholarly achievement, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Ability to develop makerspace programming preferred.

$72,667 – $99,532; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

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To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on “Apply Now”. Candidates should provide a single PDF document including the following:

  • A letter of application
  • A CV
  • Either a portfolio of up to twenty examples of your professional design work or a link to a website presenting the same
  • Contact information of three references
  • A research statement
  • A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy
  • A one-page statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first of their family to attend a college or university.

Applicants who are invited for an interview will be required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references, as directed by the department.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

Position open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications must be received by January 25, 2023.

EEO Statement
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.