Associate or Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media, Northeastern University

The department of Art + Design at Northeastern University announces a search:

Assistant or Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media

The Department of Art+Design at Northeastern University seeks a scholar whose research informs and advances the topical domains of Contemporary Art History and New Media. Areas of interest are aimed at but not limited to transformations in media production and consumption, event and spectacle as cultural artifact, and the practice of design in interactive, social and new media or other topical areas in contemporary arts and design. The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of new media and present a vision of a creative research context framed by internationally recognized intellectual domains. An interest in collaborative research with studio practitioners, design and other interdisciplinary faculties  will be considered  an asset.  It is expected that the successful candidate will demonstrate a successful record of teaching excellence, grant writing, and significant research/scholarship and  publication in  the area of interest. He/She is expected tocontribute to ongoing undergraduate and graduate pedagogical and curriculum development, and participate in the service to the Department, College and University. Ranked Professors are expected to teach 4 courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The qualified candidate will join Northeastern University at the rank of tenured or tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor.  Appointments are preferred at the Associate Professor level, but exceptional candidates with ABD or recent PhDs can be considered for the rank of Assistant Professor.  A terminal degree is required and a PhD along with a record of publishing and scholarship are strongly preferred. Applicants with a background in interdisciplinary practice and research are preferred.

Additional Information
Review of applications will begin January 10, 2011 and close on February 15, 2011. Starting date for this position is anticipated to be September 2011.

Northeastern University is a national research university and world leader in cooperative education, with a growing research and education emphasis in the arts, media and design. The Department of Art+Design has over 360 majors and offers a BFA in Graphic Design and in Digital Arts  as well as a BA in Studio Arts. In partnership with the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Art+Design at Northeastern offers a BFA and an MFA in Studio Art.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

How To Apply
To apply, visit the College of Arts, Media and Design website at: and click on the Faculty Positions button or Go to “Careers at Northeastern” at:  Click on “Faculty Positions” and search for the current position under the College of Arts, Media and Design.

The application should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references. The applicants CV should include substantial, nationally recognized and visible evidence of research and creative accomplishment.  The applicants CV should also demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence and pedagogical development in art and design practice and scholarship. Candidate should upload a maximum of three (3) PDFs of journal papers, articles or published texts. All materials are to are submitted through the online portal for faculty applications.

Assistant/Associate Professor
Department: Art + Design
Location: Boston Main Campus
Requisition Number: 113518
Position Number: 04012123
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Date Posted: 10/15/2010