Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of 18th/19th Century Art and Design History in the School of Art and Design History and Theory.
We seek candidates with expertise in the history and interpretation of the material world, specializing in 18th- and 19th-century art and design in Europe and/or the Americas (broadly defined), with a strong commitment to a transnational approach, with all its socio-political and/or philosophical implications. Scholarship of the successful candidate will contribute to the connections among the school’s graduate degree programs in the history of design and curatorial studies, and fashion studies. Candidates must be interdisciplinary in their methodologies of research and have expertise with innovative pedagogical approaches that engage students across Parsons and the wider university community. Desirable is an awareness of and ability to respond to the culture of research and studio practice at Parsons that highlights themes of social justice and inclusion, sustainability, and innovation. The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.
The work of this faculty member is divided between (1) teaching, (2) university service, and (3) scholarship or professional/creative practice. The standard teaching load is five courses––or the equivalent––per academic year. Within their field of expertise, the faculty member may be expected to teach First Year and undergraduate as well as graduate courses, to majors and non-majors. They will hold regular office hours, and participate in extracurricular teaching activities such as critiques, review panels, thesis supervision, independent study, and advising. University service includes program, Parsons, and New School assignments on committees and task forces, and as program directors with a reduced teaching load. All faculty are expected to be engaged with scholarship or professional/creative practice at a level commensurate with their faculty rank.
The terms and conditions of this faculty appointment are governed by The New School policies set forth in the The New School Full-Time Faculty Handbook.
*Priority will be given to applications submitted by December 1, 2019