The Department of Art & Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Foundations at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2023.
The Foundations curriculum in Art & Design introduces creative literacy, experimentation, and critical thinking to undergraduate students in Fine Arts, Design, and Digital Filmmaking. We seek to recruit a faculty member who will bring experience and vision to our Foundations program. The successful candidate will possess leadership capability, including the ability to mentor and support faculty, develop curricula, construct syllabi, and assess learning. They will bring experience with and a deep commitment to supporting the needs of a demographically diverse student body. Our program integrates physical and digital methods and materials; accordingly, we seek a candidate whose pedagogy is informed by digital literacy as well as fluency as a "maker." We welcome applications from candidates whose research in any medium invites collaboration, cross-pollination, and interdisciplinary connections in our large, public research university.
Candidates should be active in their field, with a significant record of professional achievement, and at least three years of college-level or equivalent teaching experience. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in foundations as well as one annual graduate seminar in our interdisciplinary graduate program. All faculty are expected to assist in student recruitment, curriculum development, mentoring, overseeing graduate assistants, and serving on departmental and university committees.
Art & Design is committed to engendering and supporting inclusivity, difference, equity, and excellence in a vibrant pedagogical and artistic community situated in one of the country's most diverse research universities. Art & Design encourages applications from underrepresented groups in academia and the arts, including but not limited to artists of color, individuals of diverse gender identities and expressions, first generation college and higher education students, artists with disabilities, and those with nontraditional and exceptional pathways to teaching and the arts. Like the state of New Jersey, students in Art & Design and across the University vibrantly reflect this diversity of backgrounds and identities. The successful candidate will demonstrate the cultural and critical competencies to support and engage this rich multiplicity of artistic research and student life, and will have interests that align with a commitment to public education and the arts.
Minimum Education and Experience:
MFA or equivalent degree
At least three years of college-level or equivalent teaching experience
Experience with Foundations education
Technical and conceptual strength in several of the department's Foundations curriculum priorities: drawing, color, sculpture/3D, photo/lens-based media, and time-based media
Commensurate with Experience
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by January 1, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must submit the following
Applications must be submitted via the Rutgers OnLine Recruitment Site. The job posting can be accessed via the following link https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/185076 All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
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