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<nettime-ann> Position Announcement: Chair of the Department of Art + Design at Northeastern University

Professor and Chair of the Department of Art + Design
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University seeks a Professor and Chair to lead the Department of Art + Design. We seek a visionary and experienced leader with an international record as an innovative artist, designer, or scholar and demonstrated capacity to catalyze interdisciplinary research in which creative and humanistic methods hold key roles. The successful candidate will be a broad-minded advocate and guide for a dynamic faculty; an experienced and successful administrator; skilled and forward-looking educator; and a builder of bridges between departments, institutions, industries, agencies, and communities. In keeping with Northeastern’s commitment to use-inspired research, we are particularly interested in candidates whose practice pushes beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries to transform urgent social, technological, environmental and ethical issues. The appointment will be made at the level of Professor, with tenure, and has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017.

About the Position
Centered in the cultural hub of Boston and located within an R1 research university renowned for its embrace of experiential learning, the Department of Art + Design has expanded rapidly in the last five years and now encompasses 34 full time faculty, over 500 undergraduate majors, and nearly 70 graduate students in fast-growing Master’s programs. The successful candidate will consolidate and build on these successes just as Northeastern embarks on a new long-range plan. The position represents a strategic opportunity for an integrative thinker and pragmatic leader to build an environment in which critically informed, publicly engaged creative research can shape the university well into the 21st century.

The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree or equivalent in the practice, history, or theory of the visual arts or design, or a closely related field. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, a track record of leading successful interdisciplinary initiatives, and substantial administrative experience, preferably in higher education, are also required. The candidate’s creative and/or scholarly achievement must be appropriate to an advanced academic rank in the context of a major research university. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional Information
Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter describing your qualifications and vision for transformative, 21st century art and design research and education. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. References, dossiers, and examples of research, creative or published work may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 9, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Kristian Kloeckl, chair of the search committee, at To apply, go to:

Northeastern University is committed to building an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Women, members of the LGBTQ community, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, and Title IX University. Northeastern University is also an E-Verify Employer.

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