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Part-Time Faculty - Graduate Communications Design (71103)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Part-Time Faculty - Graduate Communications Design (71103)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

The Graduate Communications Design department at Pratt Institute is calling for applications of candidates to join our part-time teaching faculty for the 24/25 academic year, starting with Fall 2024. The faculty will primarily teach in our MS in Packaging, Identities and System Design.

This STEM-designated program prepares students to make meaningful and impactful contributions across various design practices. It prepares students to enter a professional world fitted with a level of professional competency to join the community of leaders in sustainable practices, packaging innovation, and integrated design systems. This multidisciplinary program explores real-world challenges to understand how designers can reimagine form-making, branding, and production frameworks.

We seek applicants with a broad vision for the future of Packaging Design and branding, and the ability to articulate that vision. Candidates should comfortably operate at the intersection of commercial practices and innovation and be able to effectively articulate the interplay between experimentation, branding, and socio-economic sustainability.

Candidates must possess excellent collaboration, co-creation, and communication skills, and have a strong interest in working with cohort faculty and our broader community of faculty members.

Pedagogical advancement is central to our department's mission. We welcome faculty who practice inclusive pedagogy, focusing on students' growth and development with deep respect for diverse learning modes, backgrounds, and experiences.

We encourage applicants with expertise in the following areas:
  • Packaging Design
  • Design Management
  • Design Systems
  • Branding
  • System design
  • R&D, Design Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Creative/art direction

Applicants are required to have a degree in Communications Design, or related fields or equivalent experience in practice. Knowledge of Rhino, Solidworks and 3-D rendering software is highly desirable. Previous post-secondary teaching experience is preferred but not required.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, a demonstrated level of intercultural competence, and ability to work well with diverse populations.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications, ranging from $1700-$2020/per contact hour.

About Pratt Institute:

Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs 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, Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratt’s campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).

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