Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, invites applications for a renewable term Assistant Professor of Fine Arts position in the School of Art, Media and Technology.
We seek an artist with an active studio practice and a deep critical and historical knowledge of the field of contemporary art. Candidates must be passionate about teaching within and beyond their own media of expertise, in an interdisciplinary Fine Arts studio program. They must also demonstrate the ability to teach hands-on techniques in 2D or 3D media such as painting, drawing or sculpture in addition to teaching theory based seminars.
The BFA and MFA programs foster the belief that artists perform an essential role in society. Our diverse student body is provided with a rigorous and challenging learning community in which they are encouraged to develop innovative studio-based practices and scholarship within the field. To support this, candidates should bring experience in teaching practice and theory to students from a diversity of backgrounds, skill-sets and interests, while working closely with a team of faculty.
We are particularly interested in candidates who bring critical perspectives on contemporary art practice, and are from communities that are underrepresented in the field. The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education or underrepresented in the field 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, including at least one core curriculum course. 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.
This faculty position is a Renewable Term Appointment (RTA). RTA faculty hold renewable, multi-year contracts and are responsible for teaching, academic administration, and providing expertise in their fields or professions. The terms and conditions of this faculty appointment are governed by The New School policies set forth in The New School Full-Time Faculty Handbook.
- The New School is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment. We actively seek candidates whose experiences, teaching philosophies, or scholarly practice prepare them to expand and contribute to that commitment; and who have a record of working well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, professional training and aesthetic sensibilities.
- A bachelor's degree is required. Highly preferred is a graduate degree in a field germane to the position, or professional experience that is equivalent to a graduate degree in the field.
- At least 1 year of experience teaching at the college level.
- At least 3 years of active research, scholarship, or creative/professional practice in the field as demonstrated by a body of scholarship or a record of creative/professional accomplishments, and an ability to connect with external or community partners to develop collaborative projects and initiatives.
- A strong interest in shaping the school and evolving your own profile in response to broader social, cultural, economic, and technological forces.
- The ability to work effectively as part of a team. Strong interest in working collaboratively with faculty and students across Parsons and the University.
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines and communicate effectively.
- Experience teaching English language learners and students from underrepresented communities, and/or scholarship in diversity and inclusion. - Evidence of community, academic, or professional leadership. - University teaching that includes a combination of core studios, seminars and tutorials, at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The final decision to hire is subject to budget approval by the Office of the Provost. Applicants for faculty positions must apply online using the faculty application on The New School human resources website http://careers.newschool.edu. Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials, such as digital portfolio/work samples.
The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.
Review of applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Please visit www.parsons.edu/academics for a full list of programs.
Internal Number: 18010
About The New School
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.