Faculty Positions Available


Graphic & Interactive Design

Assistant or Associate Professor

Tenure-Track Position — Begins July 2017

The Graphic & Interactive Design program at Tyler School of Art of Temple University seeks a tenure-track faculty member who can teach practice-based courses at all levels of the curriculum while assuming a leadership role in the ongoing development of the authorship-entrepreneurial components of the curriculum. The appointment will be made at the tenure-track assistant/associate professor level. The ideal candidate for this position has professional design experience with a strong background in business practice. They should have recognition of their work in national or international design publications or exhibitions, and teaching experience at the undergraduate level. They should also be comfortable with the integration of design and technology. 

Tyler School of Art has one of the preeminent graphic design programs in the US. It is known nationwide for its rigor, dedicated faculty and accomplished students and alumni. The Graphic & Interactive Design program prides itself on closely mentoring students to develop their design abilities in a demanding yet nurturing environment. Tyler’s design program prepares students to enter the design field with outstanding portfolios, a keen focus on design thinking, problem solving and image making. Students create work that is both immersive and compelling across a broad spectrum of platforms including design for the screen and for print. 

The design faculty at Tyler is a dynamic team of practicing designers and educators who are unified in their commitment to the highest standard of excellence in communication design. Each has a strong focus on educating the next generation of designers for professional practice. The contribution of a new faculty member will be integral to the Graphic & Interactive Design program’s ongoing role in the training of exceptional student designers.

The following qualifications are sought in candidates for this position:

• BFA in Graphic Design/Communication Design and MFA in Graphic Design/Communication Design or related graduate degree or equivalent professional experience in the field.
• 3-5 years of professional practice in the field of Graphic Design/Communication Design.
• Must have received peer recognition in the design field: design work in design publications, exhibitions, competitions, awards/honors, books or articles published, conference papers or presentations.
• Teaching experience. A minimum of 3 years full time.
• Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills.
• Interest in an entrepreneurial approach to design and the ability to integrate strategic design thinking into curriculum.
• Must be able to teach interactive courses or print courses, or a combination of both from sophomore through graduate levels.
• Preferred experience teaching and developing online courses.
• Strong skills in typography.
• Strong image-making/editing skills.
• Should have strong HTML, CSS, and HTML5 skills. Experience with responsive design. Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud software. Knowledge of CMS software. Preferred knowledge of time-based software.
• Experience with prototyping tools
• Must be dedicated to learning and adopting emerging technologies.
• Strong writing skills.
• Strong organizational and leadership skills.• Requires a strong interest in staying current with developments in the field, in both the interactive and print mediums.

To apply, please visit temple.slideroom.com to set up an account and upload your application and images to Slideroom. Note that there is a $15.00 uploading fee for Slideroom. This helps to cover the cost of an easy submission process and technical support. If you need assistance during the uploading process, please email: support@slideroom.com

• Cover letter detailing your qualifications
• CV, signed and dated
• Sample syllabi [2]
• Contact information for three [3] references
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Detail any administrative experience
• 20 images of your work
• 20 images of student work

Finalists must be prepared to submit course evaluations for courses taught along with official transcripts. Tyler School of Art is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing and sustaining its diverse academic community. The program is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students. The University is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please send any questions to Professor Scott Laserow: slaserow@temple.edu

Application Deadline: January 3, 2017


Planning & Community Development

Assistant or Associate Professor

Non-Tenure Track Position — Begins August 2017

The Planning and Community Development Department (Planning) is seeking an individual with capacity to teach core courses in the BS Community Development and in the MS City and Regional Planning programs, electives in his/her area of expertise, and general education courses.  The preferred candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to prepare students for the professional challenges related to improving the quality of life in underserved communities through housing, economic development, neighborhood planning and redevelopment, or other programmatic initiatives within the context of equitable and sustainable development.  We welcome applications from individuals who appreciate teamwork, thrive in a small and collegial department, and are committed to furthering planning education, scholarship, and practice.

The Planning department offers a Bachelor of Science in Community Development and a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning (PAB accredited since 2012).  Both are focused on developing leaders in professional practice.  Faculty are distinguished by rich professional experience.  The Planning department is housed in Tyler’s Division of Architecture and Environmental Design along with the departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture/Horticulture.  Temple University’s vibrant urban Main campus is an ideal location to teach community development and city planning.  Also of note, Tyler School of Art is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing diversity in its community and curricula.  The University is a recognized leader in embracing diversity in every aspect of campus life. In addition, the Planning department sees diversity as fundamental to our efforts to create healthy, sustainable communities, and a just society.  Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply.

The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in planning or a closely related field.  A complete application package includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae (signed and dated), statement of teaching interests, sample course syllabus, and contact information for three references.  Finalists must be prepared to submit student evaluations for courses taught and official transcripts. 

Applications and questions should be directed to Dr. Lynn Mandarano, Department Chair, lynn.mandarano@temple.edu

Applications are due by June 30, 2017. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, until the position is filled.