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Professor of the Practice in Graphic Arts
Tufts University

Date Posted Jan. 17, 2020
Title Professor of the Practice in Graphic Arts
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department School of Arts & Sciences: School of Museum of Fine Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Design - Graphic Design/Illustration

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA) invites applications for a full-time Professor of the Practice position in Graphic Arts beginning in September 2020.

We seek an artist/designer with a practice in print and screen-based graphics. This may include web-based art, interactive narratives, networked art, design for social impact, and other forms of social-media-related public interventions. We are looking for an artist, who works with design and whose art may expand over several disciplines such as digital painting, photo, installation, and time-based internet projects. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to integrate design practice across media.

We are seeking an educator who has a strong grounding and who can teach courses in the practical, theoretical, and historical aspects of design, including decolonizing design history and promoting equity within the design field. Candidates should be able to teach a wide range of theme-based courses for beginning- and advanced-level students. A client-based background in graphic design, computer illustration, typography, participatory design, IxD and UX design is a plus. An MFA and at least three years of teaching and of design practice are required.

Please submit the following via Interfolio at
Letter of application
Curriculum Vitae
Contact information for three references (letters will be requested for finalists)
Artist/designer statement
Teaching philosophy and narrative history of your professional practice
20 examples of work (including still imagery of web work and/or links to time-based work) and artist website.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. For any questions, contact Laurel Hoffer, Faculty and Academic Affairs Administrator, at

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