Assistant/Associate Professor in Graphic Design
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Poughkeepsie, New York

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School of Communications and the Arts

Job Summary:

The School of Communication and the Arts at Marist College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Graphic Design. The successful candidate will help oversee the Graphic Design curriculum, which comprises the largest number of majors and minors in the Department of Art & Digital Media. This particular faculty member will also have an important relationship with our Graphic Design faculty and students at LDM, our branch campus in Florence, Italy. As Professor of Graphic Design there will be opportunities for interdepartmental collaboration with Fashion and Communication departments.

This position is part of a cluster hiring initiative in Digital Innovation in the School of Communication and the Arts, in conjunction with Fashion Design and Multimedia Storytelling, and a college-wide hiring initiative with the goal of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • a terminal degree (MFA) in Graphic Design or related field.
  • at least three years teaching experience in Graphic Design related courses at the undergraduate level
  • an exceptional portfolio

Essential Functions:

  • Teach a 3-4 course load of 200 - 400 level Graphic Design courses such as Typography and Publication Design and our foundation course, Intro to Digital Media. Must have a working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and other appropriate applications.
  • Conduct research and/or creative work in the candidate's area of expertise.
  • Engage in academic advising, assessment, and service to the institution and to the candidate's academic discipline/profession.
  • Supervise student groups

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with design fabrication facility

Interest in interdepartmental collaboration

Knowledge of design history and contemporary issues in design

Commitment to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, Teaching Philosophy, Statement on Creative Research, Diversity and Inclusion Statement, Documentation of 20 maximum creative/professional work samples, Documentation of 25 maximum student work samples.

Applications received by January 16, 2022 will be given first consideration. The deadline for applications is February 28th, 2022.

To Apply:

About the Department and School:

The programs of the Department of Art and Digital Media give students the opportunity to develop as artists, designers, digital media creators, and scholars in facilities that support both traditional media, such as painting and sculpture, and the latest developments in new media. The programs are housed in the newly renovated and expanded Steel Plant, with four state-of-the-art digital labs, new traditional media studios, a maker lab equipped with new fabrication machines including 3D printers, large format 2-D printers, and laser cutter, as well as an interior garden with café and gallery that exhibits regional and international artists as well as the work of our students.

Art and Digital Media is part of the School of Communication and the Arts, which prepares students for careers in communication, media, fashion & art practices, building valuable skills that complement a foundation in a liberal arts education. With nationally ranked programs and Centers of Excellence in Sports Communication and Social Media, we foster an inclusive and engaged community of industry experts and research faculty dedicated to student success. We aim to inspire students to become empathetic and ethically responsible professionals with an understanding of the values of community engagement, sustainability, and social responsibility. Marist's location in the Hudson Valley offers a traditional college experience that is only a train ride away from the rich cultural and professional opportunities New York City has to offer, while our global campus in Florence, Italy gives students the opportunity to expand their world.

We have innovative, undergraduate academic programs in Art and Digital Media, Communication, Fashion, Film and Television, Games and Emerging Media, and Music as well as graduate programs and dual degree programs in Integrated Marketing Communication (online), and Museum Studies (Florence).

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to "help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century." Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger's Personal Finance ("Best College Values"), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department's Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

About the Hudson Valley Region:

The Hudson River Valley is known for its rich landscapes, sustainable-foods, diverse culture, and has a wide variety of vibrant cities and historic towns. Follow your sense of adventure, find great food around every corner, engage with a proud community, and be a part of history right at Marist in the heart of the Hudson River Valley. Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities are among the most diverse in the state with easy access to New York City by way of Amtrak or Metro-North train service. For more information about the Hudson Valley region and its major cultural and recreational attractions, visit the link below to learn more:

Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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