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January 4, 2022

Seeking faculty in Art, Design, Humanities and Social Impact

ArtCenter College of Design

Courtesy ArtCenter College of Design.

ArtCenter College of Design has announced a comprehensive search to hire six new faculty to teach in one of multiple disciplines across the College. This cluster hire is part of a strategic initiative to bring new diverse perspectives to students across campus. In doing so, the College hopes to achieve the following: Expand unique perspectives available in the classroom, foster institutional expertise about the intersections between art and design practices and legacies of racism and colonialism, and advance more just and equitable futures both within and beyond the ArtCenter community.

Academic disciplines included in ArtCenter’s search (with links to specific job descriptions) include:

Communication: Reflecting excellence in design and communication across multiple media strategies through typography, form and meaning
Designmatters: ArtCenter's award-winning Social Innovation department
Fine Art/Illustration: Painting and drawing in both representational as well as abstract modes
Graduate Education: Enriching and expanding the research, theory and creative practices of graduate-level students across multiple departments
Humanities and Sciences: Emphasizing History across all fields, with a particular interest in global art, design and/or media histories
Industrial Design: Form-giving experience (Product, Transportation and/or Spatial Experience Design), design research and design based on cultural issues

Preference will be given to candidates whose work engages global, anti-racist and decolonizing frameworks in relation to the fields of art, design, and/or media. Ideal candidates will challenge the creative fields’ traditional histories, practices, and audiences, and expand the communities with which ArtCenter engages.

In the last year, ArtCenter has hired, promoted or given full-time status to two dozen instructors, assistant and associate professors to diversify its faculty. The College also recently welcomed two new AICAD Fellows as part of a Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship offered by the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD). Additionally, departments across the College continue to invite internationally renowned artists, designers and thought leaders into the classroom to serve as guest speakers, facilitate workshops and critique student portfolios.

About ArtCenter
Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate and 10 graduate degrees across a wide variety of art and design disciplines. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round extension programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for both its ties to industry and its social impact initiatives, ArtCenter is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status in recognition of its commitment to social impact design through Designmatters. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, ArtCenter alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society.

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