Faculty Positions Available


Assistant Professor

Non-Tenure-Track Position — Begins August 21, 2017

Review of applications begins immediately and applications received by July 12, 2017 will receive priority. Position remains open until filled.

The Crafts Department of the Tyler School of Art seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach in the Glass Program. We are seeking a colleague with a strong command of traditional and contemporary glass techniques and processes as they relate to contemporary conceptual artistic practice who would like to join and contribute to an outstanding faculty and close-knit community.

The ideal candidate has strong technical and conceptual skills as a contemporary practitioner and can teach technical courses from intro to advanced levels as well as research-intensive conceptually based and experimental studio courses; has an active national exhibition record; and has a true passion for teaching. Candidates who can expand beyond the traditional canon of glass to include a broader social, political, cultural, or artistic context (including but not limited to installation, performance, social practice, and digital media) are particularly desirable. Interest and active engagement in the larger discourse of contemporary glass at the national/international level is an asset.

In addition to being an accomplished artist, the successful candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching. The position requires teaching a variety of glass courses in the BFA Glass program at the undergraduate level as well as courses either for non-majors from the larger university community, in the Foundation Department, and/or in Visual Studies. The course load is 4/4. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal/multi-year contract based on performance.

Since 1935, Tyler School of Art has offered students the combination of a world-renowned faculty and the resources of Temple University. Tyler has grown from a small art school in Elkins Park, PA to encompass a wide range of programs in the study of art, design, art history, art education, and architecture on the Main Campus of Temple University. In each program, students work in small learning communities, while also benefitting from state-of- the-art facilities, a rigorous curriculum, and the life of a major research university. The Tyler Glass MFA Program is ranked #2 in the country by US News and World Report.

Applicants must have a terminal degree or equivalent experience, and a sustained national exhibition record. A minimum of three years of full time college-level teaching experience, or the equivalent, is preferred. Local candidates are preferred.

To apply, please visit temple.slideroom.com to create an account and upload the following materials. 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 of intent
• Curriculum Vitae
• 20 examples of your work
• 20 examples of student work
• Artist statement
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Two sample syllabi
• Three referen ces with contact information: address, phone number, and email address*

* Finalists must also be prepared to submit course evaluations, official academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation; no letters are required in the initial application.

The position begins August 21, 2017 at the rank of non-tenure track assistant professor and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusivity in both its community and its curricula. Women, people of color, and other candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send any questions to Sharyn O’Mara, Program Head of Glass: somara@temple.edu


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.