Department: IU Bloomington School of Art, Architecture + Design
The School of Art, Architecture, and Design (SoAAD) is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague for a full-time, tenure-track position with the rank of Assistant Professor in the Creative Core (Fundamentals) Program (https://soaad.indiana.edu/academics/creative-core.html) . The responsibilities of this position would include teaching, research and service. The position an expectation of significant creative activity. In addition to teaching in the Creative Core, the responsibilities of this position would include budget oversight, studio maintenance, and graduate instructor hiring and supervision.
Courses taught in the Creative Core are foundation-level and preparatory for students beginning their studies in the studio arts, design and merchandising fields. Creative Core courses are also open to many non-majors to fulfill Arts and Humanities electives. The Creative Core program offers over 60 sections each year of courses encompassing the subject areas of 2D and 3D design, drawing, color study, and design thinking. Also offered are variable topic cross-disciplinary workshops, and large lecture courses, and possibly on-line learning that presents an orientation to the fields of art, design and merchandising. The Creative Core is in the process of developing and implementing aspects of this curriculum, and the candidate for this position would be directly involved with curriculum development and strategic planning.
SoAAD is seeking a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following areas: drawing, 2-D design, 3-D design, digital media, or design practices.
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Actively developing and maintaining a research / creative scholarship program of excellence.
Participating in curriculum development.
Providing departmental, university, and professional service.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU's eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.
The School of Art, Architecture + Design houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation.
A successful candidate for this position would have a firm resolve about the importance of the foundation-level Creative Core experience within an undergraduate degree, a commitment to the mentorship of the graduate instructors as critical to the vitality of this program, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in the shaping of the Creative Core program.
Qualifications for this position include a terminal degree (i.e. MFA, MArch or equivalent degree) by the start date of employment, a minimum of two years of college-level teaching experience that includes foundations-level courses, an active professional and exhibition record, and effective communication and leadership skills.
Department Contact for Questions:
Megan Tansley, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 139 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OAA #: 21901-03
Appointment Status: Tenure Track
Internal Number: 7272
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.