Assistant Professor Graphic Design and Digital Art (Tenure-Track)

Assistant Professor Graphic Design and Digital Art (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Visual Arts at Wagner College seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the areas of Graphic Design and Digital Arts. Required qualifications include (1) a terminal degree in the area of specialization, (2) demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, including proven expertise in the core digital software, (3) strong potential for creative productivity, and (4) ability to integrate graphic design with a studio-based liberal arts curriculum. Candidates with the ability to teach courses in other areas such as Printmaking and/or 3D arts will be given special consideration.

The chosen candidate will teach within a multi-disciplinary visual arts department consisting of faculty in the studio arts, art history, and film. The course load is 3/3, which includes a requirement to teach interdisciplinary courses as part of the college’s first-year program, and entry-level graphic design courses as well as upper-level courses for art majors. The successful candidate will have a large degree of autonomy in shaping the department’s graphic design curriculum through curriculum review and development with colleagues and organizing public presentations and exhibitions of student work. They will have a major hand in implementing the new approved major in Art and Design. They will work closely with studio art faculty to review, revise, and contribute to the studio art program and major. They will also share in general faculty responsibilities such as student advising and serving on college committees.

Applicants should submit: a cover letter including a statement of their commitment to diversity, resume/curriculum vitae, and evidence of creative and professional achievements (such as a portfolio, exhibition list, or other documents). Candidates should also provide three professional references who will be contacted in case of advancement to finalist status. Please send all application materials to Professor Jenny Toth: Applications and supplementary materials should all be submitted by Thursday 1 February, 2024.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $60,000 – $65,000. Wagner College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Located in Staten Island and overlooking the Manhattan skyline, Wagner College is a private, non-sectarian 80% residential college of 1,800 traditional-aged undergraduates and 300 graduate students. The College has been widely recognized for its innovative curriculum, The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, which integrates a core curriculum, required learning communities, experiential learning, diversity and civic education, as cited by Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, the educational media and higher education associations. Further information about the College can be found on the Wagner website,  Situated in a diverse metropolitan area, Wagner College is committed to scholarship and community outreach relevant to the needs of New York City. Wagner College values campus diversity and in keeping with this initiative, it welcomes applications from diverse candidates and those who support diversity and internationalization efforts.

Wagner College offers a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, pension and paid time off benefits to all full-time employees. The Wagner College Office of Human Resources partners with all members of the College community to cultivate a work environment that values equal opportunity, diversity equity inclusion and access, professional development and individual excellence.

Wagner College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wagner College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.