Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Tenure Track

Faculty Boston, Massachusetts


The Department of Art and Design at Suffolk University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Graphic Design at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start date of July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will demonstrate diverse graphic design experience and teaching excellence; a terminal degree or equivalent is required. We are searching for a curious and engaged professional who is interested in building a dynamic graphic design curriculum with a student-centered approach. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience and excellence in multi-disciplinary graphic design solutions across a variety of platforms. It is important that the candidate has a strong understanding of current professional graphic design practices and the willingness to work as part of a team dedicated to educating the designers of tomorrow.

Responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load, one of which may be a course in the University’s first-year general education curriculum, supervision of theses and independent studies, student advising, the maintenance of a productive trajectory of scholarship/creative activity, and active participation in the life of the department, college, and university through involvement in shared governance and other service activities.

Application should be made through the Suffolk HR website with a complete submission including the following components: cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, a portfolio of professional design work, statement of teaching philosophy, sampling of course syllabi and recent student evaluations (if available), and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately, with a final application deadline of December 1, 2020.

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment.

Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment.  We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, service and/or experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To learn more about Suffolk, visit our website at