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Professor in Design and Social Inquiry
The New School

  • Apr. 20, 2017
  • Professor in Design and Social Inquiry
  • The New School
    New York City, MA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professor
  • Philosophy
    Humanities - General
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The New School has been a pioneer in progressive education and innovative pedagogy for close to a century. Situated in the heart of Manhattan, The New School draws upon New York City’s vibrant resources as a world capital of culture, media, finance, technology, and intellectual debate to prepare students to become boldly imaginative, critically aware, and ethically responsible leaders for the 21st century. To build upon our university’s unique commitment to integrate design innovation with critical social research, we are inviting applications for a full-time tenure position(s) at the level of Full Professor in Design and Social Inquiry to begin in August 2017. The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.

The Professor in Design and Social Inquiry will play a leadership role in formulating new approaches to design practice and will help the university to develop new forms of social inquiry through design practice. Her or his work should be informed by social and political inquiry while also being keenly attuned to emergent trends in science and technology. Thus, this interdisciplinary position is conceived to cross all schools and colleges of the university, including, Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School for Social Research, the Schools of Public Engagement, and the College of Performing Arts.

Qualified applicants will demonstrate an exceptional record of design achievement as well as an ability to work effectively across such fields of social research as philosophy, anthropology, politics and policy. The New School has an historical commitment to experimental pedagogy and research, and applicants must show evidence of non-traditional approaches to teaching and creative practice as well as a track record of collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in teaching and/or research. Candidates will be expected to be able to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level and to create new types of courses that appeal to students from across the university’s colleges and schools.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Ph.D. or MFA (or equivalent standing) in a relevant field
  • An international reputation for design leadership in education and/or practice
  • A commitment to curricular innovation and experience with its implementation
  • A demonstrated record of leadership in cross-disciplinary, studio-based projects or research experience
  • A record of publication in theory and criticism in a design field
  • Experience in teaching in or running a program at the graduate level
  • A track record for developing successful collaborative opportunities with industry partners, non-profit organizations, and other external entities

Applicants for faculty positions must apply on-line using the streamlined faculty application on The New School human resources website Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials.

The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

In addition to a dynamic and progressive work environment, The New School offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts and a tuition waiver. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer employee assistance services, health and well-being programs and over four weeks of vacation time per year.

Apply with us and discover the rewards and opportunities in working for a world-class, urban university.

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  • Sarah Buckley

    The New School
    New York City, NY 10011
  • 2122295671


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