Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment
Discipline/Field: Graphic Design/Visual Communication
Home Faculty: Fine Arts
Home Department/Area/Division: Design
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: August 15, 2012
Position End Date: May 14, 2013

Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA): Graphic Design/Visual Communication

The Department of Design is a leader in design education in Canada. The York/Sheridan Program in Design is the first Bachelor of Design Honours Degree (B.Des Hons.) in Ontario and the York University Master of Design (M.Des.) program is Ontario's first graduate program in Design. Our undergraduate curriculum focuses on all aspects of graphic design, including visual communication design, information design, interactive multimedia and design studies. The Master's Program is dedicated to providing graduate students with opportunities to explore a wide range of approaches to contemporary design practice and research in design in support of innovation and experimentation.

Applications are invited for a nine-month Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) at the Sessional Assistant Professor level in Graphic Design/Visual Communication (print oriented), with undergraduate teaching and administrative responsibilities, effective August 15, 2012, subject to final budgetary approval. The preferred applicant should have an active design practice and teaching experience.

Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in three or more of the following areas: Design Fundamentals, Typography, Editorial Design, Book Design, Typeface Design, Communication Design, Package Design. In addition, this appointment requires participation in departmental governance, committee services, and curriculum development and growth.

Applicants are expected to have a master of design degree or a bachelor of design degree or other relevant design education.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Interested candidates are invited to send a letter of application outlining their areas of professional experience and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, examples of creative work (10 to 15 projects) available on a DVD and/or online, examples of students' work, and three letters of references to: Design Search Committee, Attn: Barb Batke, Administrative Assistant, Department of Design, 4008 TEL Building, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J1P3.

E-mail:, Tel: 416.736.2100, ext. 77434, Fax: 416.736.5450.

Application deadline: March 1, 2012


Posting End Date: March 1, 2012