Assistant Professor – Art + Design, Northeastern University

The Department of Art + Design in the College of Arts, Media and Design invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor of design with an emphasis on creative technologies. The successful candidate will have a critically-engaged research practice that combines proficiency in theory, technological skills, and strong design sensibilities. In this position professors are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to help build new research centers and help formulate a new interdisciplinary PhD program.

Our Department values accomplished designers and researchers with interests in creating powerful experiences for people through the design of artifacts, environments, and services, and advancing the field of design research and scholarship. We follow integrative and holistic approaches to design, grounded in cultural practices and behavioral arts, and embrace creative research questions of how technologically mediated action is lived, felt and valued. Our faculty and students’ work explores perspectives on human experience as a process of making sense of the world, participating in culture, and engaging with community.

Opportunity and Context
The ideal candidate will contribute to and collaborate with faculty of our signature Masters programs (such as Information Design + Visualization and Experience Design); our interdisciplinary PhD program (in development); as well as our undergraduate programs. We also offer BFA degrees in Design, Media Art, and Game Design, and an MS in Game Science and Design.

The Department of Art + Design has three distinct advantages: (I) Our diversified faculty conducts strong courses of study in a rich spectrum of practices: studio art, art history and critical studies in contemporary art and emerging media; graphic, information, interaction and experience design; digital arts, animation, game theory and design, photography, film, video, and interactive media. (II) We are located within a major private global research university and a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement and interdisciplinary research and our College has a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Game Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. (III) We are in Boston, a thriving urban center of culture, education, research and innovation with extensive global connections. See:

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About: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University, and an ADVANCE institution. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University offers benefits coverage to the domestic partners of benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Northeastern University is an E-Verify employer. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.