Graphic Design Faculty Position

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Work Unit:
College of Arts and Architecture
Graphic Design


The College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State seeks to strengthen its tenure-track faculty in the area Graphic Design to begin fall semester 2019. Rank is negotiable. These are 36-week appointments with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments. Full University benefits apply. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching and creative research practice integrates the fundamentals of visual communication into contemporary and emerging design practice. We expect the successful candidate to contribute unique perspectives of design education to the undergraduate/graduate program and become a contributing member in the Stuckeman School that offers collaborative teaching and research opportunities across disciplines and the university. Qualifications: The candidates must have a terminal degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, or a comparable terminal degree (such as an MFA in Design, Master of Design or a Ph.D. in Design) at the time of appointment. A record of University level experience teaching, and evidence of successful design practices are strongly preferred. Successful candidates must have a strong understanding of typography and fundamentals of visual communication. Experience in one or more of the following areas is commendable: Motion Design; User Experience Design; CoDesign; and Design Thinking. Responsibilities: The position will include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the Graphic Design Program. Candidates are expected to continue engagement in professional research activities. The position requires participation in usual departmental activities and to serve on departmental and college/university committees as assigned. Starting Date: August 2019 Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Penn State is an internationally highly ranked Tier 1 research institution and a land grant university. University Park/State College (86,000 inhabitants/44,000 students) is a delightful small city located in a central Pennsylvania valley of beautiful farmland amidst wooded mountains; yet New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh can each be reached in a four-hour drive or less. For information on the Stuckeman School visit Application Procedure: To apply, submit a letter addressing qualifications relative to the responsibilities specified above; a curriculum vitae; 10 examples each of personal and student work; and names of three references. All of these materials must be submitted via Penn State’s Electronic Jobs Management System (EJMS): For full consideration, submissions must be received by Feb. 15, 2019; review will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Please direct any questions to Ryan Russell, Chair Faculty Search Committee: 814-863-8202 or

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088