Assistant Professor of the Practice in Design

Assistant Professor of the Practice in Design

Vanderbilt University

Courtesy of Vanderbilt Art.

October 27, 2023
Assistant Professor of the Practice in Design
Department of Art—Vanderbilt University

Application deadline: December 31, 2023, 7am
Vanderbilt University
PMB #1660
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37235-1660
United States

T +1 615 343 7241

The Department of Art at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of the Practice in Design, to begin August 16, 2024. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and expertise in current practices in the field of design, which may include graphic design, motion graphics, UX/UI, industrial and product design, architecture, and/or emerging technologies. Within the changing nature of higher education, the Department of Art at Vanderbilt is invested in rethinking the role of art and design in contemporary society. The position will chart new territories, foster experimentation and innovation, and cross fields and disciplines. The ideal candidate will be familiar with contemporary art discourse, show potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, and have an active creative practice. We are seeking candidates to teach both beginning and advanced undergraduate courses in the field of design. Applicants must have earned the MFA or PhD by August 1, 2024.

To apply, please submit the following: a cover letter addressing qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, an artist statement, a teaching statement, course evaluations (if available), and contact information of three references who can address your history of and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. We will ask for letters of recommendation electronically via Interfolio in the next phase of the search process. Candidates may discuss equity, diversity, and inclusion in their artist and teaching statements, as applicable.  

Portfolios of creative and student work must also be submitted as follows: (PDF, max size 20MB each). Portfolios for creative and student work should be uploaded either entirely in PDF form, or via embedded URLs in a PDF. This may include video links and sound files with clearly marked viewing times and conditions if applicable. For each work/page please include description, name, title, media, date, duration, size and links (when applicable).

Unit: Art / Position type: Faculty / Position title: Assistant Professor of the Practice in Design / Location: Vanderbilt University / Open date: September 28, 2023

Interested applicants should submit their applications via Interfolio. Applications are due December 31, 2023.

At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individual thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we see to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education. Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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