Massachusetts College of Art and Design is an
independent and public institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies,
and cultures for the common good. The Communication Design department is hiring a cohort of four faculty to enrich our evolving curriculum,
and to engage in our ongoing work to uphold a just, compassionate, and inclusive learning environment.
We are a highly collaborative
and forward-thinking department actively committed to the decolonization of design. Over the past several years, we have been interrogating
every aspect of our curricula, critique and assessment to hold each other accountable in creating an anti-racist environment. To create an
equitable student experience and support new faculty, we seek out opportunities for team teaching, combined lectures, and developing shared
curricula, critique and assessment practices. We seek a cohort who are committed to making education accessible to all students, who will
join us in mentoring, developing new programs, and expanding the boundaries of our discipline.
- At least 4 years of professional working experience in the field of communication design/related area,
- At least 1 year of teaching experience, which may include course assistantships, teaching assistantships, youth programs, or
other hands-on teaching at the college or university level in the area of communication design or a related field
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Have had experience working with students from underrepresented
- Challenge our preconceptions about design
- Contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community
through their research/creative activities, teaching, and service
- Are interested in teaching at public university or
- Speak or write in more than one language
- Are able to teach courses at all levels of communication design: sophomore,
junior, senior, and graduate
- Are proficient in the technology currently used in the professional practice of communication design A
terminal degree (an MFA or Masters) is preferred, but is not required for these position
To Apply: Please complete
our online application. All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Pre-employment background checks,
including criminal history, will be conducted for all positions. Candidates for this position may be screened out if there are apparent
mistakes in the documents submitted or if there is failure to follow application instructions.
- Cover Letter
- One-page personal teaching philosophy
- PDF of your work, or link to your
For candidates with teaching experience, please also supply:
- Examples of recent student
- Sample syllabi
Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent institution that prepares artists,
designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good, and demonstrate our
- Pursuing a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment.
- Cultivating rigorous creative practices by
observing, questioning, making and remaking.
- Honoring courage, honesty, mutual respect, and self-expression.
- Believing in
the power of art and design to transform our world.
Please note that MassArt does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship or
non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship for administrators, managers, technical staff, library staff or support staff. All offers of
employment are based on appropriate U.S. work authorization.
MassArt currently does not provide reimbursement for
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex
Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the
final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to
provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.