Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, invites candidates for a renewable term Associate Professor of Social Justice and Community Engagement position in the School of Design Strategies. This position is part of a larger initiative to increase faculty capacity in social justice and community engagement at Parsons, and is one of two new faculty positions to support our ongoing commitment to an equitable and inclusive learning environment, including the development of culturally-responsive curricula.
We seek candidates whose research and creative practice explore different approaches and methodologies that elucidate and critique the dynamics and context of power structures, biases, and other forms of oppression; and that support and prioritize equity, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice. Candidates should have a record of utilizing community engagement, co-creation, and participatory processes in their work.
Candidates from a range of experiences, including practice, theory, and/or policy-based disciplinary expertise, are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates who work with communities that are underrepresented in the fields of art and design. The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants and we encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education or in the fields of art/design to apply.
The work of this faculty member is divided between (1) teaching, (2) university service, and (3) scholarship or professional/creative practice. The standard teaching load is five coursesor the equivalentper academic year.
Within their field of expertise, the faculty member may be expected to teach First Year and undergraduate as well as graduate courses, to majors and non-majors. They will hold regular office hours, and participate in extracurricular teaching activities such as critiques, review panels, thesis supervision, independent study, and advising. University service includes program, Parsons, and New School assignments on committees and task forces, and as program directors with a reduced teaching load.
Tapping into their research and practice in social justice, the Associate Professor will work closely with students and colleagues at the university including the Parsons Scholars program, Lang Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice and the universitys Social Justice Office and Social Justice Committee to support our ongoing commitment to an equitable and inclusive learning environment. All faculty are expected to be engaged with scholarship or professional/creative practice at a level commensurate with their faculty rank.
This faculty position is a Renewable Term Appointment (RTA). RTA faculty hold renewable, multi-year contracts and are responsible for teaching, academic administration, and providing expertise in their fields or professions. The terms and conditions of this faculty appointment are governed by The New School policies set forth in The New School Full-Time Faculty Handbook.
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