The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks to hire an Assistant Director and Assistant Professor/Associate Professor. This is a full-time tenure-track/tenure-eligible faculty position with an administrative appointment, beginning July 2020.
The position of Assistant Director at the rank of Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (open field) is a tenure-track/tenure-eligible faculty position with an administrative appointment. This position serves undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Art and across the university as well as works with the School of Art leadership, staff, and faculty. This position is primarily focused on supporting and facilitating School of Art academic and curricular affairs and other duties as assigned. Responsibilities include teaching, student advising and service to the School of Art and curricular program, which include program assessments, curricular plans, course articulations, and managing internships, among other responsibilities.
The School of Art seeks candidates with a record of successful leadership and significant research and teaching experience in the area of art. The candidate’s research may be focused in the following concentration areas: animation, art education, art history, museum studies, ceramics, drawing, painting, fashion, intermedia, textiles/fibers, photography, printmaking, sculpture, metals, woods. The candidate is expected to pursue a research agenda related to their expertise and actively participate in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the school. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching with the ability to formulate and instruct a variety of course offerings for both undergraduate and graduate students, including mentoring thesis or dissertation projects.
For information about the School of Art, visit art.asu.edu.
Demonstrated successful and significant leadership/administrative experience in art or related field
MFA degree or PhD degree
Evidence of sustained professional activity in creative research and scholarship
Demonstrated excellence in teaching
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
Experience serving on undergraduate and/or graduate committees
Ability to teach all levels of undergraduate and graduate courses
Experience developing or teaching online or hybrid courses
Record of securing grants and/or external funding
Expertise in animation, art education, museum studies, ceramics, fashion
Instructions to Apply:
A letter of interest addressing leadership experience, scholarship/creative activity, teaching and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Names and contact information for three references
Example of scholarship (no more than 2 publications) or artistic work including 10-15 images (.pdf or .jpg format, 1200 max pixel width). Separate image list that includes name, title, date, size and medium for each work.
Applicants advancing to the second round of review may be asked to provide additional materials
All applications must be submitted electronically via https://apply.interfolio.com/69448.
The application deadline is November 18, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Screening of candidates will begin immediately; for timely consideration, application materials should arrive by the deadline.
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About School of Art - Arizona State University
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the New American University philosophy. With nearly 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art; School of Arts, Media and Engineering; The Design School; School of Film, Dance and Theatre; School of Music; and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.
About the School of Art
Located in one of the most expansive metropolitan centers in the United States, and situated in the Sonoran Desert, the school supports a broad range of art practice and inquiry. Programs within the School of Art lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art with concentrations in art history, art studies, museum studies, fashion; an online BA in art history; Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art with concentrations in art education, drawing/painting, ceramics, fibers, intermedia, photography, printmaking, sculpture/metals/woods; Master of Arts (MA) in Art with concentrations in art history or art education; and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Art. In addition, the school participates in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs in Design, Environment and the Arts housed within the Herberger Institute. With several nationally ranked programs and one of the largest comprehensive art programs in a public research university in the United States, the ASU School of Art plays a prominent role within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and is located on both the Tempe and downtown Phoenix campuses.