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Assistant Professor, Graphic + Interactive Design (Tenure-Track)
Youngstown State university

Date Posted Aug. 25, 2022
Title Assistant Professor, Graphic + Interactive Design (Tenure-Track)
University Youngstown State university
Youngstown, OH, United States
Department Department of Visual & Dramatic Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Digital Media
    Design - Graphic Design/Illustration

Youngstown State University’s Graphic + Interactive Design Program in the Department of Visual & Dramatic Arts invites applications for a full-time Tenure-Track position in Interactive Design. This is a 9-month faculty position with an anticipated start in January 2023 or August 2023.

The successful candidate will possess an understanding of the critical, historical, and theoretical aspects of graphic and interactive design as well as an engagement in evolving practices in the field. The ideal candidate will be able to apply this understanding to different areas within interactive design (UX/UI), graphic design typography, motion graphics, animation, user experience, and mobile device application to teach screen-based design and some print courses in our Graphic + Interactive Design Program.

The Graphic + Interactive Design Program is a vital part of the Cliffe College of Creative Arts, a dynamic component of the Youngstown State University campus, and a major regional arts resource. The College’s vibrant and inclusive community of artists, educators, and scholars is engaged in nationally accredited programs of instruction, innovative and immersive experiences, and professional performances and exhibitions. Extraordinary facilities include state-of-the-art technology, theaters, rehearsal spaces, art studios, concert halls, the McDonough Museum of Art, and numerous regional performance and exhibition spaces. Located in the beautiful and historic Mahoning Valley with proximity to major cultural centers, Cliffe College is dedicated to creating deep educational experiences that provide inspiration, empower innovation, and develop leadership, thus preparing students to pursue and further artistic excellence throughout their lives and careers.

Plans, organizes, teaches, and provides feedback to promote and direct student success. Responds to students in a timely manner. Communicates with students, departments and university officials via university-provided tools and resources.

Ability to contribute to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the University community through teaching.

An Institution of Opportunity: YSU inspires individuals, enhances futures, and enriches lives.

As a student-centered university, Youngstown State University’s mission is to provide innovative lifelong learning opportunities that will inspire individuals, enhance futures, and enrich lives. YSU inspires individuals by cultivating a curiosity for life-long learning; enhances the futures of our students by empowering them to discover, disseminate, and apply their knowledge; and enriches the region by fostering collaboration and the advancement of civic, scientific, and technological development. YSU’s culture of enrichment flourishes in our diverse, accessible, and quality education.

Minimum Qualifications

Master of Fine Arts or other terminal degree in Visual Communications, Graphic Design, or related field by the time of hire and demonstrated experience in interactive and print design.

Preferred Qualifications


Two years’ teaching experience at the college or university level. Experience with relevant UX/UI applications and coding languages.

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