Back to Opportunities

Instructional Faculty

[C14-053] - Design (Graphic/Information): Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Eleanor Thornton
Phone: (860) 832-2565

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Design (Graphic/Information) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the focusing on digital media beginning Fall 2014. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses; four-course teaching load is required per semester. Additional responsibilities include serving on departmental and university committees, advising students and engaging in scholarly and professional activities appropriate to the field and contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal Degree (MFA) in Graphic Design, Visual Design or Culture, or a closely related discipline;
  • Ability to teach three or more of the following: Introductory Level Design, Graphic/Information Design, Advanced Design/Media Theory, Design Practice/Practicum, Typography, 3-D Design/Animation, Multimedia Design and Web Design/On-Line Media Culture;
  • Experience and comprehensive understanding of digital technologies in contemporary design practice; and,
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four years of teaching experience at the college level, including two-years teaching experience in the area of motion graphics, digital media, responsive design with HTML5 and CSS;
  • Record of departmental service, small business development, social media and on-line marketing strategies for creatives;
  • Proficiency involving open source content management systems, front end development and cross platform website design, and search engine optimization; and,
  • Experience in curatorial practices and exhibition design and planning.

The University: CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State University System. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges." CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of culture opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately 2 hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by April 2, 2014. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now buttonand submit the following:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position;
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • Names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers;
  • Unofficial transcripts; and,
  • Portfolio that includes selection of professional works and student examples completed within the last three years. [These documents need to be provided as links to your web site(s) and related student examples.]

For more information, contact Eleanor Thornton at (860) 832-2565 or

No emailed or hard copies will be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted.



CCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.