Assistant Professor- School of Design

The School of Design in the College of Art and Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites individuals to apply for a tenure track position to teach in the School of Design. We are seeking candidates with an expertise in motion design who are well-rounded visual designers. Ideal candidates will possess the ability to provide leadership and vision in integrating motion design into the Graphic Design, New Media Design and Visual Communication Design curriculums. Candidates should be qualified to teach throughout the curriculum. Expectations include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate studio and lecture courses; teaching a full load each term; participating in innovative teaching and curriculum development; rendering service to the school, college, university, and community; career advising and mentoring students; and participating in professional organizations important to the field of design.


  • MFA in Graphic Design, New Media, Visual Communications, Animation or a terminal degree in a related field of study.
  • Professional experience in motion design.
  • Teaching experience in motion design and/or a related design field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in motion design.
  • Demonstrated experience in any of the following areas of design: typography, graphic design, 3D design, narrative storytelling or interactive design.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the College‚Äôs continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.


Apply online at Job Search Welcome | Rochester Institute of Technology; search openings, then Keyword Search 7329BR.

Please submit your online application; cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; your updated curriculum vitae; and upload the folliwung attachments:

  • A brief teaching philosophy
  • Provide the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
  • Upload a Contribution to Diversity Statement that addresses ways in which you approach diversity in your teaching process and incorporate elements of diversity into your design approaches
  • Upload course syllabi with at least three assignments
  • Provide a link to 5 to 10 stand-alone examples of professional work
  • Provide a link to your demo reel
  • Provide a link to 5 to 10 examples of motion design student work

You may contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Jason Arena, School of Design,at
To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 15, 2023. The search will remain open until an acceptable candidate is found.