This job has expired

Assistant/Associate Professor, Full Time Non-Tenure Track - Graduate Communications Design

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 27, 2022

View more

Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor, Full Time Non-Tenure Track - Graduate Communications Design Department (71102)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

The Graduate Communications Design department invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in January 2023 to teach courses in our Packaging Identity and Systems Design program as well as our MFA in Communications Design. The successful candidate will work within and across these programs. This is a one year appointment with the option of renewal for up to three years.

We seek applicants whose portfolios demonstrate professional experience and knowledge in any of the following areas of expertise: experimental form-making in both physical and digital spaces; 3d prototyping and production; package science; system-centric design; circular economies, social and economic sustainability, biodesign and material research. Experience in the creation or management of a makerspace or production lab is strongly encouraged. Professional or scholarly focus may include a broad set of interests and applications outside traditional graphic design, including but not limited to: design and accessibility; service design; community-based participatory research; design for social impact, policy and organizational change; design innovation; and entrepreneurship. Successful candidates' pedagogy and research engage historical and critical perspectives on communications design, including issues surrounding sustainability, technological advancement, and equity and inclusion.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to curricular development and pedagogical innovation as well as a passion for fostering institutional change through service and interdisciplinary collaboration. A strong record of achievement that includes professional practice, research, scholarship and creative activity is required. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty, students, and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.

About Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institute's impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.

Today, Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as adaptable to both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research and inquiry based education that prepares them for success in creative fields and professional practice, with the goal of contributing to a more equitable, just and sustainable world. With a long-held commitment to the communities of New York, Pratt partners locally through the Pratt Center for Community Development. The Institute also offers a variety of programs for local pre-college and continuing education students in the Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K-12 and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

The value of a Pratt education is evident in its graduates' diverse and thriving careers, where their designs, art, work, and environments have reimagined our world. In over 75 countries across the globe, Pratt's 61,000 alumni are advancing the creative economy and making a positive impact through their remarkable work and research.

Position Description

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach a range of graduate communications design courses.

  • Have a recognized research/scholarship practice, creative activity and/or professional practice.

  • Actively participate in departmental and institutional service, including committee work and academic support services including, but not limited to, curricular coordination and development, curricular assessment, supervision of student organizations, student advising and recruitment activities.


MFA or MDes or degree equivalent in communications design, visual communication, industrial design, design and innovation, or related discipline.


  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching with a minimum of 2 years of experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

  • 3-5 years of recognized creative scholarship and/or current professional practice in the field of communication design or related discipline.

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Excellent collaborator with management and leadership skills.

  • Expertise in a broad range of methodologies, concepts, techniques and technology related to communications design practice.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with other faculty and students on interdisciplinary/collaborative projects.

Salary range is $74,000 - $80,000.

Application Instructions:
To apply, visit

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.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert