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[JOB / TEACHING] Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Art and Design, Northwestern


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Art and Design

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Posting Details


Posting Detail Information


Position Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Art and Design
Requisition Number FTFR000563
Division/College College of Arts, Media and Design
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track
Posting Date 11/03/2014
Responsibilities The Department of Art + Design in the College of Arts, Media and Design invites applications and nominations for an open rank position, tenure-on-entry full or associate professor or tenure-track assistant professor, in information design and data visualization. We seek candidates with a substantial reputation and exceptional scholarship, in one or more areas within information design and data visualization, to join in growing a vibrant, innovative graduate program at Northeastern University in Boston.
The ideal candidate should have a strong track record in visual design, creative coding, published scholarship and excellent teaching. Evidence is expected of significant accomplishments using current and emerging computational media and methods, to reveal, interpret, analyze and present complex issues, concepts, narratives and data.
Special consideration will be given to candidates who apply their creative scholarship to enlightening public discourse, engaging civic action and improving urban experience.
The successful candidate will contribute to interdisciplinary research within the College of Arts, Media and Design and across Northeastern University, whose strong research faculty are active collaborators in network science, digital humanities, urban informatics, big data and experience design.

New faculty will help lead our newly created MFA in Information Design and Visualization and the MFA in interdisciplinary art. These degrees are built upon a well-established undergraduate studio and digital arts program with an emphasis on bringing innovative interactive art and design into the public sphere. We also offer a BFA and MFA in Studio Arts with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

The Department of Art + Design has three distinct advantages. One, the faculty conducts courses of study in a strong diversity of practices: studio art and art history; graphic, information, interaction and experience design; digital arts, animation, photography, film, video, and interactive media. Two, we are located within a major private global research university and a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement and interdisciplinary research. Also, the College has a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Game Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. Three, we are in Boston, a thriving urban center of culture and innovation with extensive global connections. See:

Qualifications Candidates must have an MFA, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree in visual, graphic or information design, animation, interactive media, digital arts, or closely related fields. Candidates are expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and must have a well-developed research agenda that will inform and advance current trends in the field through creative production, experimentation, collaboration, exhibition and publication. Evidence of a high level of skill and accomplishment across media, provocative meaning making, and a sophisticated aesthetic sensibility are expected.
Additional Information All applications must be submitted electronically at viewing this from a Northeastern website, click on “Apply to this Position” above. Candidates must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and relevant professional background, a curriculum vitae and evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation and portfolios of creative work or research should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process. Application received on or before February 15, 2015 will be guaranteed full review. The start date for the position is the fall 2015 semester. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Tom Starr, chair of the search committee, at

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.

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  1. Curriculum Vitae
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