Part-Time Faculty - Undergraduate Communications Design Department

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
The Undergraduate Communications Design department at Pratt Institute is calling for applications towards the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters to join our part-time faculty community. We are looking for candidates excited to teach one or more courses either in-person or remotely in the B.F.A. program.

Devoted to a creative learning community, Pratt recognizes the strength that stems from a diversity of perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, approaches and experiences. We aspire to continue to grow as a place that always welcomes and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to contribute to and be part of the Pratt community.

The Undergraduate Communications Design Department prepares students to be effective visual communicators, inspired makers, critical thinkers and versatile creative professionals. Through project-based coursework and a vibrant studio culture, students focus on the development of a rich design process that values unique perspectives, innovative outcomes, media fluency, collaborative exchange and an understanding of the larger history and impact of design practices on people, communities and environments. Our curriculum equips students with the conceptual and practical competencies they need to successfully position themselves and their work inside this exciting and evolving interdisciplinary field.
Applicants are required to have a Master's degree or equivalent in graphic design, media arts, illustration or relevant fields and college/university/art school teaching experience. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, a demonstrated level of intercultural competence, and ability to work well with diverse populations.

Candidate's professional or scholarly focus may include a broad set of interests within the field. We encourage applicants with experience and knowledge in the following areas of expertise:
  • Historical and critical perspectives on contemporary communications design
  • Non-western perspectives on communications design
  • Technology, information culture and media criticism
  • Sustainability, materials and practices
  • Interaction/experiential design
  • Creative coding
  • Speculative design
  • Digital storytelling, networked communications and augmented/virtual reality
  • Generative image-making
  • Motion/animation

SALARY is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Instructions
Review of applications to begin immediately and remain open until filled.

To apply, please submit your c.v., cover letter, contact information for one professional reference and up to 10 examples of syllabi and/or student work and/or professional projects that reflect your pedagogical and professional practice via our internal applicaiton site at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.


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