Assistant Professor in Design, Tenure-Track
The Department of Art & Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Design at the level of Assistant Professor.
Candidates should have a robust, creative, intellectually and critically engaged design practice as evidenced by recognition in publications, commissions, exhibitions, awards and/or collaborative projects. The successful candidate should be committed to teaching and engagement in an interdisciplinary art and design department within a large, diverse, public research university.
Art & Design fosters and integrates a full dynamic range of studio art and design practices. The department seeks an individual who pursues studio practice in design informed by critical, historical, and theoretical concerns. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active design practice. A demonstrated record of innovative pedagogical approaches is considered an asset.
The search committee is particularly interested in individuals practicing in the digital realm, working within collaborative, experimental, interdisciplinary and emerging fields in design. Candidates may be working in areas such as algorithmic processes, creative programming, visualization, interfaces, and interaction.
Teaching research-driven design to undergraduates and graduate students, developing the design curriculum, and serving on departmental and university committees and continuing professional activity and scholarly research.
• MFA or equivalent
• Minimum of three years teaching experience at BFA or MFA level
• Demonstrated grounding in formal design principles, design processes and creative problem solving as well as critical theory as it pertains to design
• Professional recognition, such as publications, exhibitions and awards
Rank: Assistant Professor/Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate With Experience
Department: MGSA (Mason Gross School of the Arts) Art & Design
Starting Date: July 2019
Deadline: Nov 12, 2018 (applications will be received and reviewed until position is filled)
To apply, please upload:
Current work via URL and/or PDF (40MB max)
Student work via URL and/or PDF (40MB max)
Contact info for three references
Professor Marc Handelman
Search Committee Chair
Department of Art & Design
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a nationally ranked leading public research university with an enrollment of more than 49,000 students on its New Brunswick flagship campus. The Mason Gross School of the Arts is dedicated to professional programs in the arts at graduate and undergraduate levels, and to fulfilling the liberal arts missions of its constituent departments: Art & Design, Dance, Music and Theater, including Arts Online and Extension Divisions. Mason Gross provides the disciplinary focus and interdisciplinary opportunities of an art school as well as access to the rich intellectual resources of a major research institution. The NASAD accredited Department of Art & Design seeks to cultivate a diverse community that values visual literacy, critical dialogue, experimentation, and the skills necessary for sustaining a creative life as artists and designers. Central to its vision is engaging in interdisciplinary research and taking on collaborations within Rutgers and beyond, leaving an imprint on the global arenas of contemporary art and design. The Department of Art & Design offers: B.F.A in Design, B.A. in Visual Arts; B.F.A in Visual Arts with concentrations in Media, Painting, Photography, Print and Sculpture; M.F.A. in Visual Arts; and M.F.A. in Design. The Department’s well-equipped studios, workshops, labs and galleries are located an hour from New York City.
Rutgers is an affirmative-action equal-opportunity employer.
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