May 22, 2017 by: Natalie Fleming
The Department of Art at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor in Graphic Design and a Clinical Assistant Professor in Art History and/or Visual Studies.
Candidates for Graphic Design should be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary art and design environment. The candidate’s pedagogical focus will entail practices of graphic communication for screen and print and give equal weight to formal and conceptual issues. The department seeks applications from graphic designers with professional knowledge of the field and an understanding of design history, methodology, and critical issues. Expertise in branding and identity, print design, typography and visual rhetorics, with at least two years of professional or creative activity preferred. Experience in the areas of web design, interaction design, mobile apps and emergent media/hybrid forms is a plus.
The Department of Art has graduate programs at the MA, MFA and PhD levels as well as BFA and BA programs. Candidates must be able to teach and direct work at all these levels. The candidate is expected to teach 3 courses a semester, advise students and contribute to the development of the design curriculum.
Specialization for Candidates for Art History and/or Visual Studies may include but are not limited to non-Western and/or pre-twentieth-century art and visual culture. The Department of Art has graduate programs at the MA, MFA, and PhD levels as well as BA and BFA programs. Candidates should be able to teach and help direct scholarship at all of these levels. The incumbent will have a 3-3 teaching load and will be expected to contribute to the life of the department via course development, student mentorship, and appropriate committee work. This is a one-year, non-tenure-track position with the possibility of subsequent one-year renewals.