Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of 18th/19th Century Art and Design History in the School of Art and Design History and Theory.
We seek candidates with expertise in the history and interpretation of the material world, specializing in 18th- and 19th-century art and design in Europe and/or the Americas (broadly defined), with a strong commitment to a transnational approach, with all its socio-political and/or philosophical implications. Scholarship of the successful candidate will contribute to the connections among the school's graduate degree programs in the history of design and curatorial studies, and fashion studies. Candidates must be interdisciplinary in their methodologies of research and have expertise with innovative pedagogical approaches that engage students across Parsons and the wider university community. Desirable is an awareness of and ability to respond to the culture of research and studio practice at Parsons that highlights themes of social justice and inclusion, sustainability, and innovation. The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education 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. All faculty are expected to be engaged with scholarship or professional/creative practice at a level commensurate with their faculty rank.
The terms and conditions of this faculty appointment are governed by The New School policies set forth in the 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 and professional training. - A PhD in art history or a related discipline. - At least 1 year of experience teaching at the college level. - A record of active research and scholarship in the field. - 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: 18027
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.