Job: Lecturer – Visual Communications (Interaction Design) at Farmingdale State College, NY

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Call for Applications

Lecturer – Visual Communications (Interaction Design)
Department of Visual Communications
School of Business
Farmingdale State College (FSC)
Farmingdale, NY, USA
Ref. No.: 23-07
Position ID: 153340

Application deadline: Open Until Filled


Farmingdale State College (FSC) is the State University of New York’s largest college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. A leader in applied and experiential learning, the college delivers rigorous programs that equip graduates with the academic foundation and skills sought by both emerging industries and graduate institutions. FSC offers 37 undergraduate degrees and a Master’s in Technology Management through its Schools of Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, and Arts & Sciences. Known as a pioneer in the alternative energy field, the college also boasts a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program. FSC’s strong culture of civic responsibility and engaged learning has led to reciprocal partnerships throughout the Long Island region.

Farmingdale State College is among the nation’s fastest growing colleges. Its programs regularly earn regional and national recognition as well as honors for both quality and value. Consistently ranked as a leader in return on investment and affordability, FSC is known as one of the safest colleges in the nation according to multiple rankings. The campus is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes by rail or automobile from New York City.


Farmingdale State College invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Interaction Design (IXD) and Graphic Design. Lecturer positions are non-tenure track. The IXD program is part of the NASAD accredited Visual Communications department. The successful candidate will join a program that encourages students to learn the value of creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and social responsibility.

The program is seeking a faculty member with a strong interaction design background and professional practice as a graphic designer. The candidate should have experience in and ability to teach user interface design, information design, prototyping and design thinking to create human-centered solutions. The ability to teach basic graphic design for digital and print applications or introductory general education arts courses would be a plus.

The appointee’s primary function is to develop and teach core Interaction Design courses, emphasizing visual design, user interface and design thinking. Other areas will include User Interaction, Typography for Interaction, Information Architecture, Prototyping Tools, and Design for Social Change. Graphic design teaching will focus on basic graphic design and typography. The faculty member is expected to teach classes across multiple formats, including hybrid and online classes as well as traditional face to face classes.

Lecturers are responsible for teaching 15 contact hours per semester, and service to the Department and the School, including activities such as advising students and serving on departmental committees. Interaction Design Lecturers are also responsible for maintaining their professional qualifications and skills as an interaction designer. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest and a high level of competence in teaching. Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to create and share a presentation on their professional practice, and a separate teaching demonstration.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College’s many community partners.


Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (MA, MFA, MS) in Interaction Design, Interactive Media, Digital Media, User Experience, Digital Design, Graphic Design or closely related fields.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more years of college-level teaching experience.
  • The ability to teach web design and/or motion design.


This is a 10-month UUP faculty position.

  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Friday, September 16, 2022 and ending Thursday, September 29, 2022, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.
  • Closing Date For Receipt Of Applications: Open Until Filled
  • For best consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2022.
  • Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2023

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.


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Farmingdale State College seeks a broad and diverse pool of candidates for this position. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.

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Interested candidates may apply by clicking on the “Apply Now” link at the top or bottom of this page. The following documents are required for all positions:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/C.V.

Additional instructions for faculty positions: Your cover letter must include a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology. Please attach copies of teaching evaluations and an unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/currently in process). Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.

Only applications made through Farmingdale’s electronic application system will be accepted. Once you successfully apply you will receive an email as confirmation and be directed to another page in order to upload additional documents. Returning applicants may login to their Farmingdale State College Careers Account to apply for this position. See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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