Assistant Professor of Design History (Tenure-track) #K54425
|Location:||Michigan, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor|
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) in Grand Rapids, MI prepares artists and designers to have impact through practice. Fulltime faculty members at KCAD teach 18 semester credit hours per academic year, typically 3 courses each fall and spring semester. As a KCAD faculty member, you will engage in three kinds of professional development: continuous improvement in teaching effectiveness, creative and/or scholarly contribution within your discipline, and a college service commitment that includes committee work and community engagement for the advancement of KCAD's mission. You will actively advise students regarding their academic plan and progress as well as their co-curricular and post-graduation opportunities. Please see the Collective Bargaining Agreement for all terms and working conditions. The Art History Program serves students in the art and design programs as well as art history majors. The Design Historian will have the opportunity to develop new courses and to serve as a contact within the thriving design community in the Grand Rapids area. Teaching assignments with the Art History Program include 100/200/300-level courses in the history of interiors, decorative arts, furniture, architecture and industrial design, and 400/500-level seminars for undergraduate and graduate (MFA) students. The successful applicant may also have the opportunity to develop graduate courses in the proposed M.Arch. program and/or in the Visual and Critical Studies program (M.A. and Master's certificate). Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University is a growing and dynamic institution located in downtown Grand Rapids, MI, an attractive, livable city with a vibrant arts and college/university community. Traditionally known for its furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids is the host city of ArtPrize, the annual international art exhibition. The city was recently recognized in Forbes as one of the happiest places to work and the top U.S. city for raising a family.
Required: Terminal degree in a field related to history, art, culture and/or design. ABD will be considered. University or college-level teaching experience beyond teaching assistantships. Evidence of ongoing scholarly and/or creative activity, such as publication in peer-reviewed venues and/or presentations in regional/national/international scholarly conferences.