Assistant Professor in Design, Rutgers University

The Department of Art & Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Design at the level of Assistant Professor. The interdisciplinary department fosters and integrates a full and dynamic range of studio art and design practices. We seek an individual who pursues studio practice in design informed by critical, historical, and theoretical concerns. A demonstrated record of innovative pedagogical approaches is considered an asset. The search committee is particularly interested in individuals practicing in the digital realm, working within collaborative, experimental, interdisciplinary and emerging fields in design. Candidates may be working in areas such as algorithmic processes, creative programming, visualization, interfaces, and interaction.

The successful candidate will teach research-driven studio courses and seminars to undergraduates and graduate students, develop the design curriculum, and serve on departmental and university committees. They will be expected to maintain professional activity and scholarly research.


  • MFA or equivalent
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience at BFA or MFA level
  • Demonstrated grounding in formal design principles, design processes and creative problem solving as well as critical theory as it pertains to design
  • Professional recognition, such as publications, exhibitions and awards

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Candidates should have a robust, creative, intellectually and critically engaged design practice as evidenced by recognition in publications, commissions, exhibitions, awards and/or collaborative projects. The successful candidate should be committed to teaching and engagement in an interdisciplinary art and design department within a large, diverse, public research university.

About: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a nationally ranked leading public research university with an enrollment of more than 49,000 students on its New Brunswick flagship campus. The Mason Gross School of the Arts is dedicated to professional programs in the arts at graduate and undergraduate levels, and to fulfilling the liberal arts missions of its constituent departments: Art & Design, Dance, Filmmaking, Music and Theater, including Arts Online and Extension Divisions. Mason Gross provides the disciplinary focus and interdisciplinary opportunities of an art school as well as access to the rich intellectual resources of a major research institution. The NASAD accredited Department of Art & Design seeks to cultivate a diverse community that values visual literacy, critical dialogue, experimentation, and the skills necessary for sustaining a creative life as artists and designers. Central to its vision is engaging in interdisciplinary research and taking on collaborations within Rutgers and beyond, leaving an imprint on the global arenas of contemporary art and design. The Department of Art & Design offers: B.F.A in Design, B.A. in Visual Arts; B.F.A in Visual Arts with concentrations in Media, Painting, Photography, Print and Sculpture; M.F.A. in Visual Arts; and M.F.A. in Design. The Department’s well-equipped studios, workshops, labs and galleries are located an hour from New York City.

Rutgers is an affirmative-action equal-opportunity employer.