CUNY Assistant Professor - Media Design in Bronx, New York


The Visual and Performing Arts Unit of the Humanities Department at Hostos Community College offers many opportunities to explore the visual and performing arts. With courses as far ranging as painting and drawing, art history, digital design, animation, public speaking, acting, music, and audio recording, students can pursue many possible creative paths.

Those who elect to earn credits in the visual and performing arts will find a variety of approaches to learning that include lecture and studio based classes as well as workshops that allow for the exploration of extracurricular interests and the development of career centered skill sets vital to the pursuit of employment opportunities. The successful completion of courses in the arts are a useful and, in many cases, essential basis for study in other disciplines. The Visual and Performing Arts unit now offers an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Digital Design and Animation as well as in Digital Music.

The Visual and Performing Arts Unit seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor to perform teaching, research and guidance duties in areas of expertise. The selected candidate will also share responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory and other functions as assigned.

In addition to the above, the successful candidate will be responsible but not limited to the following:

  • Teaches courses in Communication Design, Typography, 2D Design, Digital Imaging, Color Theory, Web Design, Art History and Media History.

  • Conducts advisement orientation to students.

  • Organizes and implements annual student portfolio review.

  • Assists in the oversight of the operation of the Design Labs and equipment.

  • Participates actively in committees, student recruitment, and grant writing to secure funding for media initiatives.

  • Performs program development, administration, assessment, and implementation of the Media Design Programs.


MFA degree in Graphic Design or related field. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Minimum two years college teaching experience

  • Expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PremierePro) and Apple Operating System

  • Experience with Art and Design History

  • Ability to teach ancillary courses in Animation, Video, Audio Production or Game Design

  • Experience in a multicultural, urban college setting

  • Demonstrated significant professional achievements and ongoing professional growth

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Availability to work evening and weekend hours

  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: “Employment”, “Job Postings on CUNYfirst”, and “Search Job Listings”

Please attach resume, cover letter and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references.


March 28, 2018


CUNY Job Posting: Faculty


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Media Design

Job ID: 18353

Location: Hostos Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular