Assistant or Associate Professor of Strategic Design and Management at The New SchoolPosted on: 11/23/2021
Location: New York, NY (ON-SITE)
### Job description Only applicants who apply via the following link will be considered for the position: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/20565 Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, invites candidates for the position of Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenurable) Professor of Strategic Design and Management in the School of Design Strategies. We seek candidates whose research or professional/creative practice explores issues of equity and access within design, business, and/or management fields while responding to structures of privilege and power as they relate to those issues. Candidates should demonstrate a desire to collaboratively discover and prototype next-generation practices in one or more of the following areas: leadership, futuring, transition design, entrepreneurship, inclusive and/or sustainable business development, organizational change, organizational identity, culture and communication, social innovation, alternative financing, business modeling, open source ecosystem development, blockchain technologies and platforms, policy, and/or value-chain management. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work centers communities that are underrepresented in the fields of business, management, art, and/or design. The New School is committed to actively recruiting applicants from a diverse pool and we encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply. We recognize systemic barriers to higher education and employment and we aim to reduce barriers to careers in higher education through our required and preferred qualifications. We specifically invite applicants from communities who have been and continue to be marginalized from art and design education and the design industries. The New School is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment that furthers equity, inclusion and social justice. We actively seek candidates whose experiences, teaching philosophies, and scholarly practice prepare them to expand and contribute to that commitment. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status. The work of this faculty member is divided between (1) teaching, (2) scholarship or professional/creative practice, and (3) university service. The standard teaching load is five courses––or the equivalent––per academic year. Within their field of expertise, the faculty member may be expected to teach First Year and undergraduate as well as graduate courses, to majors and non-majors. They will hold regular office hours, and participate in extracurricular teaching activities such as critiques, review panels, thesis supervision, independent study, and advising. University service includes program, Parsons, and New School assignments on committees and task forces, and as program directors or associate directors with a reduced teaching load. All faculty are expected to be engaged with scholarship or professional/creative practice at a level commensurate with their faculty rank. This faculty position is on a tenure track (tenurable if Associate Professor). The terms and conditions of this faculty appointment, including guidelines for advancement, promotion, and tenure, are governed by The New School policies set forth in the The New School Full-Time Faculty Handbook. Tenure-track candidates are expected to demonstrate the potential for excellence in research, scholarship, and/or professional/creative practice. All hiring is subject to Provost budgetary approval. The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status. Minimum Qualifications: Graduate degree, or equivalent experience, in business, design, or related field. Active/current professional practice or creative/critical scholarship that advances practice and theories of change in complex contexts including design-driven businesses, social movements, and/or organizations. Experience in professional/creative practice that centers anti-racism, intersectional understandings of justice (including but not limited to racial justice, social justice, and environmental justice), and/or inclusion in design, business, and/or management. Teaching experience at university level commensurate to the rank of assistant or associate professor. Candidates eligible for the associate rank will normally carry that rank at their current institution. Experience in higher education academic setting, with a working knowledge of curriculum development, student support, and management. Strong interest in working collaboratively across Parsons and the University. Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as a collaborator or lead. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate and motivate effectively. Evidence of a commitment to educational equity in teaching, research, scholarship, professional/creative practice, or other experience. Evidence of cross-cultural communication skills in teaching, research, scholarship, professional/creative practice, or other experience. Evidence of demonstrated interest in / building the ability to mentor and support students from diverse backgrounds, to develop and nurture the individual student’s abilities, and a strong commitment to progressive education. This evidence can be in a candidate’s teaching, research, scholarship, professional/creative practice, or other experience. Evidence of a commitment to diversity and inclusion (in classroom, campus, community) in teaching, research, scholarship, professional/creative practice, or other experience. Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching English language learners, students from low income backgrounds, and first generation college students. University-level teaching that includes a combination of studios, seminars, and tutorials, at the undergraduate and graduate levels.