Department of Art & Design seeks Assistant Professor in Design (tenure-track)

Department of Art & Design seeks Assistant Professor in Design (tenure-track)

Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University

View of Wabi Sabi, BFA Design thesis exhibition, Mason Gross Galleries. Photo: Shark Senesac, 2017.

October 25, 2018
Department of Art & Design seeks Assistant Professor in Design (tenure-track)

Application deadline: November 26, 2018
Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University
33 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, New Jersey
United States

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. The interdisciplinary department fosters and integrates a full and dynamic range of studio art and design practices. The faculty seek an individual who pursues studio practice in design informed by critical, historical, and theoretical concerns. 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.

The successful candidate will teach research-driven studio courses and seminars to undergraduates and graduate students, develop the design curriculum, and serve on departmental and university committees. They will be expected to maintain professional activity and scholarly research.

Required knowledge skills and abilities
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.

Minimum education and experience:
–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

Salary: Appropriate to rank and qualifications
Starting date: July 2019

How to apply
Applications will be received and reviewed until position is filled. 

Applications must include the following:
–Cover letter
–Design/research statement
–Teaching philosophy
–Curriculum vitae
–Current work via URL and/or PDF (40MB max)
–Course syllabi
–Student work via URL and/or PDF (40MB max)
–Contact information for three references

Please apply here.

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, Filmmaking, 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 that can extend well beyond the studio. The vision of the Department is to integrate the material, the digital, and the critical in creative practices that speak to the future of society, culture, and the environment. Central to this is engaging in interdisciplinary research and embarking on collaborations within Rutgers and beyond, leaving an imprint on the global arenas of contemporary art and design. The Department of Art & Design offers: BFA in Design, BA in Visual Arts; BFA in Visual Arts with concentrations in Media, Painting, Photography, Print, Drawing and Sculpture; MFA in Visual Arts; and MFA 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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