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Assistant Professor, Exhibition Design

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please complete online faculty application. Application must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter and link to a portfolio / relevant research. Review of applications begins February 28, 2018, and will continue until the position is full. Finalists will be invited to make an on-campus presentation to the full faculty of the Corcoran, after which point a committee recommendation will be shared and a vote taken. The results shall be sent to the Director for appointment. Only complete applications will be considered.

Recruitment Plan

I. RECRUITMENT PLAN

Posting Number: F001265
Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Exhibition Design
Rank: Assistant Professor
Administrative Title:
Discipline Humanities
Specialty: Exhibition Design, Architecture, Museum Studies, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Enviromental Design, Production Design, Interior Design
Contract Type: Non-Tenure Track, Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) - 2018-2021
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Prior Employment Verification
Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2018
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Position Description Summary:

Located in the heart of Washington DC, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a vibrant educational community dedicated to educating the next generation of cultural leaders through diverse fields from Museum Studies to Graphic Design to Photography and beyond.

Part of the George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design offers over 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars and with a wide variety of classes serves to enrich students from across the university. Recognizing that the challenges that society faces are diverse, requiring different modes of thought, the Corcoran provides a platform for engagement that bridges creativity and professional practice with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.
The Corcoran School embodies and exemplifies what Columbian College has defined as the Engaged Liberal Arts, which strives to link disparate fields and better prepare our graduates for rich, multidimensional careers in the 21st century.

The Masters of Arts in Exhibition Design is one of the few accredited graduate programs in the nation devoted to interpretive exhibition design. The curriculum is focused on design-thinking and experiential design, which students learn through a balanced integration of academic, technical and real-world design opportunities. Throughout the program students are challenged to consider human factors in the creation of meaningful experiences and engaging spaces. Students obtain the professional and technical skills needed to create narrative environments and exhibitions through user-centered design. This includes designing for museum and non-museum environments including Expos, pop-up events, retail windows, and theme parks.

Real-world design opportunities are integral to learning in the MA Exhibition Design program.

The MA in Exhibition Design Program is a two-year, 48-credit program, which can be completed in four semesters of full-time traditional study. Part-time study is also available for those balancing coursework with careers and other demands.

The curriculum focuses on four main areas of study: museum theory, design theory, technical skills and practical experience. A fifth area of focus that is included throughout the program is a consideration of the future of exhibition design as an experiential medium.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching graduate-level classes in the Exhibition Design curriculum
Developing new courses as the program evolves
Actively recruiting new students to the program
Coordinating related activities to program identity and retention
Advising and mentoring graduate students on classes and internships and preparing them for professional positions in galleries, museums, nonprofits, and design firms
The successful applicant will also be expected to actively take part (and with distinction) in creative or scholarly work and participate in the Corcoran community, broader GW university life, and the museum/design community of Washington, D.C.

Minimum Qualifications:

MA required with an academic background in a relevant field including Architecture, Interior Design, Museum Studies, Industrial Design, Environmental Design, Production Design or Graphic Design
Proven college teaching experience
Expertise in applicable software platforms related to exhibition design
Record of published scholarship (books, articles, museum reviews) and/or creative endeavor
5 years minimum experience directly related to exhibition design knowledge of design practices and values
Demonstrable excellence in creative work.

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience
Other Benefits:
Other Information:

Located in the heart of Washington DC, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a vibrant educational community dedicated to educating the next generation of cultural leaders through diverse fields from Museum Studies to Graphic Design to Photography and beyond.

Part of the George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design offers over 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars and with a wide variety of classes serves to enrich students from across the university. Recognizing that the challenges that society faces are diverse, requiring different modes of thought, the Corcoran provides a platform for engagement that bridges creativity and professional practice with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.
The Corcoran School embodies and exemplifies what Columbian College has defined as the Engaged Liberal Arts, which strives to link disparate fields and better prepare our graduates for rich, multidimensional careers in the 21st century.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please complete online faculty application. Application must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter and link to a portfolio / relevant research. Review of applications begins February 28, 2018, and will continue until the position is full.
Finalists will be invited to make an on-campus presentation to the full faculty of the Corcoran, after which point a committee recommendation will be shared and a vote taken. The results shall be sent to the Director for appointment.
Only complete applications will be considered.

Department Link: https://corcoran.gwu.edu
Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Link http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/48811

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Documents Refer to Special Instructions to Applicants
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Teaching Interest
  2. Statement of Research Interest
  3. Sample Publications
  4. List of Publications
  5. Assessment of Skills Relevant to Basic Qualifications
  6. Statement of Teaching and Research Interest
  7. Course Evaluations or Summaries

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an MA with an academic background in a relevant field including Architecture, Interior Design, Museum Studies, Industrial Design, Environmental Design, Production Design or Graphic Design?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Do you have proven college teaching experience?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Do you have expertise in applicable software platforms related to exhibition design?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * Do you have a record of published scholarship (books, articles, museum reviews) and/or creative endeavor?
    • yes
    • no
  5. * Can you demonstrate 5 years minimum experience directly related to exhibition design knowledge of design practices and values?
    • yes
    • no
  6. * Can you demonstrate your excellence in creative work?
    • yes
    • no