Assistant/Associate Professor of Design History

Montclair, NJ
Sep 07, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Montclair State is New Jersey's second largest university. It offers the advantages of a large university - a broad undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, a wide variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level, and a diverse faculty and student body - combined with a small college's attention to students.

Posting Date September 6, 2017

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Design History

Vacancy # V-F2

Department Art and Design

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description

The Department of Art and Design at Montclair State University invites applications for a 10-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Design History. The successful candidate will teach courses in the history of design, contemporary issues in art and design, visual culture, and other elective courses as needed. S/he will advise students; engage in student recruitment; communicate and work effectively with faculty, students, and staff; engage industry partners; actively participate in faculty governance and service; establish a scholarship program in an area of specialization that contribute to the reputation of the department, the College of the Arts and the University. Typically, faculty teaches three courses and engages in scholarship and service each semester.

This new hire is part of a new initiative to integrate cognate studies in the theory and history and the art and design disciplines in the department's new curricular roll out, including interdisciplinary graduate courses to be part of a new MFA program in art, design and technology. This new curriculum aims to lead students to think conceptually, to develop necessary technical skills and to define their own unique style as visual communicators or artists. The Department seeks to recruit a faculty member fluent in modern and contemporary design history and in interdisciplinary intellectual and aesthetic ideas. The successful candidate will be open-minded and receptive to change and to challenge.

Qualifications & Requirements

Applicants shall have earned a PhD, or an anticipate PhD completion by August 1, 2018, in the field of modern (post-WWII) and contemporary design history; a record of scholarly work (i. e., exhibitions, publications, presentations); and teaching experience at the college level. Candidates must possess a history of professional excellence as a scholar and teacher. A comprehensive teaching philosophy statement is required in the application.

Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter and resume to
(include vacancy # if above)

Please submit a letter of interest, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of scholarship/research agenda and goals, sample course syllabi, copies of three peer-reviewed published articles, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references via email to:

INCLUDE THE V#-F2 in the application.

Apply By October 15, 2017

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