December 5, 2012

Chair, Design Division

The University of Texas at Austin

The Department of Art and Art History seeks applications for Chair of the Design Division. This is a senior faculty position (rank open) with an anticipated start date of Fall 2013. Applicants with a background in design practice, theory and/or history are invited to apply. Research areas include, but are not limited to design studies, criticism, critical design practice, design history/theory/methods. Terminal degree in Design or related field required, and prior administrative experience is desirable. The successful candidate will assume a leadership position to enhance the existing strengths of the program and articulate the next iteration of the Design Division. The Department of Art and Art History, located in the College of Fine Arts, is committed to supporting the expansion of the Design Division in the coming years.

The Design Division is a collaborative, trans-disciplinary program serving undergraduate and graduate students. It has a history of innovative curricula that supports the core areas of Design while extending its application to other disciplines. In addition to traditional digital resources, the Design Division houses the Rob Roy Kelly Collection, a state-of-the-art 19th-century wood type collection and print laboratory. The University of Texas at Austin is a flagship Tier One research institution, and the Design Division has established connections for collaboration across the university. The Department of Art and Art History is comprised of four divisions: Design, Art History, Art Education and Studio Art. The University of Texas at Austin is situated in a city known for its active engagement with design, architecture, urban planning, sustainability, software development, technology and film.

For inquiries, contact search co-chairs Kate Catterall and Jack Risley at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin January 21, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. For further information, please visit here and here.

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