Assistant Professor – Graphic Design, Job Code 706WPU

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Closing Date: Open until filled

The William Paterson University Department of Art seeks applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor position in Graphic Design. The successful applicant will become part of a dynamic department that is poised for growth over the next five years and includes duties in three areas of teaching, service and creative expression.  The applicant will teach six courses a year in the foundations and graphic design area within the Graphic and Interactive Design concentration in the undergraduate program, participate in departmental meetings and committees, serve on graduate student committees, as well as on university wide committees. He/she will also be responsible for upholding an active professional practice and/or exhibition schedule of their own work.

The successful applicant will demonstrate historical knowledge and contemporary skills in the area of graphic design with specific interest in one or more of the following: typography, information design, publication design, advertising design, social design, design theory and interface design. We encourage practice across all media and technology using a variety of materials. We seek to integrate new and diverse areas while strengthening existing curriculum.

A Master’s Degree is required (a Master’s in Fine Arts is preferred). A minimum of three (3) years teaching experience at the university level is preferred. The department seeks a candidate with a collaborative developmental approach to create a curricular program consistent with the strategic plan of William Paterson University.

The Department of Art:

One of three academic divisions in the College of the Arts and Communication, the Department of Art’s progressive curriculum is delivered by 20 full-time faculty, with approximately 300 majors across disciplines in traditional, applied and emerging areas of study. The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) with undergraduate and graduate degree programs that include: Bachelor of Art (BA), Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts. In addition to our undergraduate and graduate programs the Department of Art is the home of the Center for New Art and the Center for Chinese Art, placing our program at the epicenter of visual arts exploration and realization in the region.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names of at least three references, as well as a portfolio of exhibitions and/or professional projects/commissions, and 20 examples of student work, documented with an annotated image sheet and syllabi from previously taught courses, to: Lauren Razzore, Art Department Chair at or via mail to William Paterson University, 300, Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470, attention: Lauren Razzore. Electronic submissions are preferred. Portfolio and student work images can be submitted using a Dropbox link. Letters of application must reference Job Code. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 13, 2017.

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William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.