The Parsons First Year Program (https://www.newschool.edu/parsons/first-year-study/) is seeking applications for part-time faculty for the 21/22 academic year. We are collecting interest for the course Integrative Studio.
To learn more about Integrative Studio 1 & 2 please review the First Year Curriculum Summary and Parsons Notes (https://parsons.edu/undergrad/).
The Parsons First Year Program serves all entering BFA and BBA students at Parsons. It is a year of exploration and interdisciplinary discovery that prepares students to thrive in a complex and rapidly changing world. In the program, students become resilient and proficient makers, grounded in methods of systems thinking and problem solving that they can apply to their main area of study and future endeavors.
As a year of exploration for all incoming Parsons students, the First Year Program promotes student-forward learning and inclusive pedagogy. The First Year Program seeks candidates with the ability to work with diverse students and colleagues; success in creating inclusive classrooms; and experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with traditionally underrepresented students through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply.
A terminal degree in the field of speciality is preferred (MFA, PH.D, ABD, or equivalent)
2-3 years of teaching experience, preferably in college/ university/ art school settings (Community, teaching artist experience, museum, K-12 teaching experience considered)
Ability to demonstrate (in curriculum and student work) pedagogical knowledge relevant to the First Year experience including:
Build community in the classroom as a starting point for all course work and is skilled in inclusive teaching and learning
Teach to a classroom of students with a variety of interests and levels by distilling complex concepts into accessible and scaffolded projects
A creative and/or scholarly practice that demonstrates currency in the field(s), disciplinary expertise, and interdisciplinary thinking
Ability to demonstrate (in curriculum and student work) pedagogical knowledge relevant to the Integrative Studio course:
A working knowledge of basic methods of observational research in order to investigate art and design problems as evidenced by a candidate's professional practice or recent course syllabi.
A publicly available portfolio of recent (3 years) creative work that evidences:
Collaborative projects or practice
A practice that utilizes research-based techniques in an art and design
Experience teaching or working collaboratively and a demonstrated interest in working with others as a part of teaching practice.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications to begin immediately. Prepare a CV to Upload. Also prepare the following materials as ONEPDF. Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered.
For Studio Courses:
Cover Letter which addresses your potential contribution to the course description and essential course elements.
A 1-page Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion which speaks to your commitment within your teaching philosophy and experiences. The statement should detail your experiences working with traditionally underrepresented students through teaching, mentoring, or administration. Describe your commitments to diversity and approaches to dynamics and issues of power within your pedagogy. Please be sure to include examples and/or evidence of this work in your short statement, as this is critical to the committee's assessment of your experience.
A website link of professional work
3-5 examples of student work with accompanying assignment parameters. Examples of process and student reflection along with final outcomes is encouraged.
The names and contact information of two professional references
Internal Number: 19693
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