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Title: Full-time Faculty - Introductory Communication Design

Department - Graphic Design Program

Type - Full-time faculty


Full-time teaching position with service hours: the Graphic Design Program at Art Center College of Design is looking for one full-time faculty member with a background in Communication Design and an emphasis on visual branding across various media formats to teach introductory Communication Design courses with a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of messaging, beginning summer 2013.  

The position will carry a workload including both teaching and departmental duties: per week three 5-hour studio classes plus 3 faculty service hours for activities such as those listed below. Under special circumstances and for a limited time, one class release equivalency can be granted for additional departmental tasks.  

Candidates will be eligible for a full-time contract. Faculty will be expected to maintain an active professional or research practice. Salary will be commensurate with professional experience and teaching.

Essential Functions

Full-time faculty are expected to contribute to the further evolution and visibility of the program by activities such as:

  • Work closely with students 
  • Help cultivate guest lectures, visiting designers, publications and student competitions
  • Help with student gallery, grad show and web content
  • Help create visibility and recognition for the program among prospective students, the design community, creative industries, and potential donors and sponsors
  • Maintain public profile through speaking engagements and publications


  • Open to existing faculty in the Graphic Design Department as well as external candidates
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in their field
  • Minimum experience of seven years teaching full- or part-time, or ten years of professional work within the graphic design field
  • Demonstrated commitment to building innovative approaches to the communication design practice and to developing a strong context for their own practice
  • A strong record of design awards is a plus


Posting dates: April 1, 2013 – open until filled. For best consideration apply before April 15, 2013. Review of applications to begin immediately.


Applicants are asked to send the following as email attachments: a cover letter, C.V., statements of professional and/or research interests and pedagogical philosophy.


Candidates may be asked to provide support materials such as documentation of research, student work, and/or writing samples electronically or by mail. Please do not submit any support materials unless requested to do so.


Please send questions and/or application with reference to “Graphic Design Full-time Faculty” to: HR@artcenter.edu or send hardcopy to Human Resources Attn: Nancy Duggan, Art Center College of Design, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103.

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