The Department of Art at the University of Maryland invites applications for an Associate or
Assistant Professor faculty position as the director of the Graphic Design Concentration within
the Department of Art. We are seeking candidates whose scholarly and creative research
interests explore contemporary and emerging applications of graphic design and whose
professional or academic background demonstrates the leadership skills necessary to
administer a rigorous concentration of study within a research I institution.
The Graphic Design Concentration at the University of Maryland is rooted in an appreciation of
graphic design as a vehicle for social change. It places emphasis on the ways in which graphic
design can be used to communicate and address social issues and injustice. An ideal candidate
should demonstrate an affinity for this principle through either their scholarly or professional and
creative background. In addition, the Department of Art at the University of Maryland is currently
embarking on an ambitious interdisciplinary new academic program; a dual-track major in
Immersive Media Design. As such, candidates whose professional or scholarly research places
emphasis on new and emerging uses of technology within the field are strongly encouraged to
The Graphic Design Concentration within the Department of Art is a rigorous two-year program
within the context of a Bachelor of Arts major in the Department of Art. Consisting of an annual
cohort of approximately 20 students, the program has an active exhibition calendar and
well-supported guest lecturer series. The successful candidate will be responsible for
administering the annual activities associated with this program such as the portfolio review, the
lecture series and exhibitions associated with the concentration.
The Department of Art offers B.A and M.F.A degrees and is committed to increasing the
diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse
range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are
encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Applicants are asked to summarize
their past or potential contributions to diversity in their Statement of Contributions to Diversity.
Contributions might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards
building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing access or
participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.
Full-time, tenured, or tenure-track appointment at the rank of either Associate or Assistant
Professor, to begin August 2021.
Information about the Department of Art can be found on the department website:
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment
opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin,
marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
This search is contingent upon the availability of funds. For best consideration, submit
application materials by March 17, 2021
See full position announcement here: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/80933
● An MFA or equivalent terminal degree
● A record of active creative research commensurate with rank of hire as demonstrated through
exhibition or publication which shows potential for national or international recognition.
● 2 years teaching experience at the university or college level or equivalent professional record
of accomplishment commensurate with rank of hire.
● Evidence of potential in a position of administrative leadership
● Demonstrable investment in the uses and implications of emerging technologies in the field of
● Evidence of an investment in the uses of graphic design as a tool for positive social change or