December 15, 2009

Parsons: Call for Applications

Parsons School of Design at The New School

At Parsons The New School for Design, a division of The New School, we are continuing to strengthen our academic programs through a series of strategic faculty hires. The faculty we seek will help us expand our current and future curricular offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by embracing new forms of critically engaged disciplinary and transdisciplinary practice. In this exciting period of growth, we are redesigning our curriculum so that it encourages students to make more deliberate choices about the kinds of issues they wish to creatively address in their work, linking what they learn within the classroom to more project-based learning throughout New York City and the world. Parsons is actively engaged in a Diversity Initiative and so are particularly interested in attracting candidates who are members of groups that are underrepresented in higher education in the US and particularly in art and design.

Tenure-track and Renewable Term Positions:

• Assistant Professor of Visual Culture Studies
• Assistant Professor of Design History and Theory
• Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies
• Associate Professor of Fashion Design & Society
• Associate Professor of Product Design/Director of the BFA
• Assistant Professor of Environmental Technology & Material Science
• Assistant Professor of Material Culture and Fabrication / Director of the Donghia Material Library
• Assistant Professor of Fashion Design
• Assistant Professor (design and management)
• Associate/Assistant Professor (urbanism)

In addition, applications for part-time faculty positions in all disciplines are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Parsons The New School for Design prepares students to be independent thinkers who creatively and critically address the complex human conditions of 21st century culture. We are creating a diverse learning environment for developing intelligent and reflective practices through studio-based research and critical scholarship, in order to make meaningful and sustainable contributions to contemporary global societies. A division of The New School, Parsons builds on the University’s legacy of progressive ideals, scholarship, and educational methods. Our faculty challenges convention through a setting and philosophy that encourages formal experimentation, nurtures alternative world-views, and cultivates forward-thinking leaders and creative professionals across multiple fields in a world increasingly influenced by art and design. For more information about Parsons, visit

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