Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, invites candidates for a renewable term faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Art/Design and Social Justice. This position is part of a larger initiative to increase faculty capacity in social justice and community engagement at Parsons, and is one of two new faculty positions created to support our ongoing commitment to an equitable and inclusive learning environment, including the development of culturally-responsive curricula.
We seek candidates whose research and creative practice explore issues of equity and access within art and design fields while responding to structures of privilege and power as they relate to those issues. Examples may include, but are not limited to, community-centered or participatory design; art and social practice; anti-oppressive practice; representation and culture; and digital equity. An emphasis on studio and practice-based research is preferred. We are particularly interested in candidates who work with communities that are underrepresented in the fields of art and design. The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants and we encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education or in the fields of art/design 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. Tapping into their research and practice in social justice, this faculty member will work collaboratively within a network of university colleagues and students including the Parsons Scholars program, Lang Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice, and the university’s Social Justice Office and Social Justice Committee. All faculty are expected to be engaged with scholarship or professional/creative practice at a level commensurate with their faculty rank.