March 9, 2018

Call for applications: Faculty positions in Interaction Design, Exhibition Design and Foundations

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University

Flagg building, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a vibrant educational community dedicated to educating the next generation of cultural leaders through diverse fields from Museum Studies to Graphic Design to Photography and beyond.

Part of the George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Corcoran School offers over 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars and with a wide variety of classes, serves to enrich students from across the university. Recognizing that the challenges that society faces are diverse, requiring different modes of thought, the Corcoran provides a platform for engagement that bridges creativity and professional practice with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.

The Corcoran is seeking applicants for the following positions:

Assistant Professor, Interaction Design
Launching in Fall of 2018, the Interaction Design Program at the Corcoran builds compelling relationships between people and the systems around them. Moving beyond screen interfaces, the Corcoran IxD Program is intended to be an incubator for design-based problem solving and the creation of interactive spaces, devices, systems and services. With an undergraduate BFA and a graduate MA with tracks in Public Policy and Entrepreneurship the Corcoran IxD Program will be a key driver for design and innovation in the broader GW community. The Corcoran invites applications for Assistant Professors in Interaction Design, who will serve as part of the founding team for this exciting new program at the Corcoran.

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Assistant Professor, Exhibition Design
The Masters of Arts in Exhibition Design is one of the few accredited graduate programs in the nation devoted to interpretive exhibition design. The curriculum is focused on design-thinking and experiential design, which students learn through a balanced integration of academic, technical and real-world design opportunities. Throughout the program students are challenged to consider human factors in the creation of meaningful experiences and engaging spaces. Students obtain the professional and technical skills needed to create narrative environments and exhibitions through user-centered design. This includes designing for museum and non-museum environments including Expos, pop-up events, retail windows, and theme parks.

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Assistant Professor, Foundations
The Corcoran aims to provide its incoming BFA students with a broad and rigorous introduction to varied methods of creative practice. Foundations is the seminal first-year experience for the BFA program and is designed to prepare students for continued study in the upper levels of the curriculum in fields such as Graphic Design to Printmaking to Photography and beyond. Foundations Studies explores concepts and builds skills that can be applied to studio art and design practice in any field. Foundations at the Corcoran assists students in realizing their capacity to collaborate, share ideas and develop a critical voice. Foundations emphasize creative problem solving, strategies for art and design as well as essential technical skill building through the exploration of a variety of 2D/3D and time-based phenomena.

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About the Corcoran
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University prepares its graduates to be the next generation of cultural leaders. Part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the school functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars, who learn from internationally renowned faculty at the intersection of creativity and social innovation. It is an academic experience like no other—inspiring students to research, create and innovate with the potential to shape the world around them.

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