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Assistant Professor of Race & Ethnic Studies

Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus, Ohio

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Four-Year Institution
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Assistant Professor in Race & Ethnic Studies


The Columbus College of Art and Design's (CCAD) Liberal Arts division seeks an Assistant Professor with research and pedagogical expertise in Race and Ethnic Studies. The ideal candidate will have a research and/or professional practice specialization on the intersecting structures of power and inequity that shape everyday life, optimally in regards to art and design. This position will contribute to developing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion curricula for art and design students. Secondary specialization is open, but could include composition, literature, the social sciences, and art and design practice. The faculty member will teach a 3/3 load per academic year while contributing to college service and professional practice. The position will begin August 2022.


Preferred candidates will hold knowledge of a range of pedagogical approaches and/or be experienced in collaborative teaching and program building. The division of Liberal Arts at CCAD is deeply committed to interdisciplinarity, as demonstrated by the breadth of required and elective liberal arts courses that students take in science, social science, composition, copywriting, creative writing, literature, philosophy, math, business, and ESL courses. As such, candidates should speak to their commitment to the crucial role of the liberal arts in art and design education.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead in the ongoing development, revision, and instruction of an undergraduate, studio-based critical cultural literacy course

  • Contribute to and collaborate in the continued development of the liberal arts curriculum, as well as DEI-informed art and design studio curricula.

  • Perform institutional service through academic committee work and events organization

  • Maintain a personal research and/or professional practice



  • Advanced experience, training, and/or education in a related field

  • A proven record of research and/or professional practice

  • Teaching experience at the college level

  • Preference for experience with community activism and/or partnerships with public arts organizations - as well as collaboration in interdisciplinary pedagogy


A completed application will include:

  • A cover letter that articulates the ways their experience fits the role as well as highlights of their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • A CV including names/contact details for three references

If you have any questions about the position, please reach out to the search committee chair, Dr. Jeremy Stoll , who can provide extra guidance on your application. Review of applicants will begin on January 15, 2022, but applications will continue to be received and reviewed until the position is filled.


CCAD Vaccination Requirement Notice

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is committed to protecting our students, employees, and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the state of Ohio, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a variety of public health authorities and professional organizations, CCAD is implementing a vaccination requirement policy for its students and employees.

All employees, including on-campus, hybrid, or fully remote status, are required to receive the Covid-19 vaccination as determined by CCAD and provide proof of their fully vaccinated status upon hire.

Reasonable Accommodation: Employees in need of an exemption from this policy requirement due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief must request a Request for Exemption form from Human Resources to begin the interactive accommodation process after an official offer of employment is accepted. Accommodations will be considered and/or granted where they do not cause CCAD undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

Please direct any questions regarding this notice to Human Resources at [email protected].


*CCAD reserves the right to modify, supplement, revise, or rescind any part of this notice as it deems necessary or appropriate with notification.


About CCAD:

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, accredited, and nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States. CCAD offers 11 BFA programs in a variety of visual art and design disciplines, a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, and a Master of Professional Studies in Retail Design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and commerce at the highest level. At the core of CCAD is The CCAD Way, one of Creative Collaboration, Intentional Inclusivity, and Proven Potential. Our Core Values of Respect, Positivity, Inspiration, and Accountability unite us. CCAD's Presidential Commission on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion works to help CCAD grow with intention into a more inclusive and equitable institution. Learn more at

About Columbus:

As the 14th largest city in the country and the largest and fastest-growing city in Ohio, Columbus is collaborative, open, and dynamic. Between incredible arts and entertainment, exciting collegiate and professional sports, and a spectacular downtown riverfront of sprawling greenspace, Columbus has something for everyone. Here, you'll find all the culture and amenities you'd expect in a major city, with the friendly and approachable attitude of the Midwest. Franklin County, where Columbus is located, is the epicenter of the state's political, economic, and social presence and is home to 1.3 million residents with a median age of 34. Columbus is a top city for equality and was the recipient of a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign in 2020. And central Ohio is serious about higher education: the Columbus region is home to 52 college and university campuses, with 22,000 annual college graduates. Because CCAD is closely tied to the city's numerous art and design spaces and ever-expanding districts, you'll have plenty of places to experience creativity and showcase your own.

EEO Statement:

As an educational and cultural institution, a culture of equity and inclusion is not an add-on at CCAD, rather it is central to how we define creative excellence and the health of our institution. CCAD believes that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. At CCAD, we are determined to foster an environment of inclusion and equity. CCAD is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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