||Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
University Purdue University Indianapolis
is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor, Public Scholar of Design.
This faculty position is a
tenure-track appointment in the Herron School of Art and Design with joint
responsibilities in the IU School of Liberal Arts, Museum Studies Program.
Candidates must have the academic qualifications and achievements consistent
with an appointment as an assistant professor in the Herron School of Art and
Design, Department of Visual Communication Design.
Responsibilities of the Public Scholar of Design.
responsibilities of the faculty member are to:
two courses (or 10-15 contact hours) per semester of the academic year.
teach, mentor, and inspire students in the application of his or her expertise
in museums, galleries, and public spaces through design projects.
collaborative opportunities with community partners and institutions to involve
undergraduate and graduate students in meaningful ways in public scholarship
such as publications and exhibit planning and other experience
to the Visual Communication Design Department and Museum Studies curricula
through teaching and course development in areas such as theory and practice of
visual communication and experience design including classes in topics such as
exhibition planning and design, designing people-centered experiences, visual
research, visual communication design, environmental design, interior design,
or 3-D design.
personal research/creative activities in accordance with university, campus,
and department tenure and promotion guidelines.
on school and university committees.
- Collegial and active
collaboration with faculty and administration in curriculum and project
a terminal degree in candidate’s field of study (M.F.A. or
PhD). Candidates pursuing the Ph.D. who have completed all course work and are
now working on their dissertations may apply. The tenure-track contract will
stipulate conditions for reappointment pending completion of the Ph.D.
- Requires expertise in and
specialized knowledge in one or more of the following:
planning, exhibition design, experience design, environmental design,
interpretive planning, interaction design, visual communication design, visual
research, museum studies, and interior architecture. Experience in screen-based
design is desirable.
- Successful candidates should have a professional practice focus
to their teaching and scholarship. Priority given to candidates with a
background in the area of Exhibition Planning and Design.
level teaching experience is preferred.
working in a museum setting or with museum-based projects is preferred.
- Requires leadership and
communication skills to build partnerships with institutions and the community.
The Role of the Public Scholar
collaborative, and innovative nature of this position will require the faculty
member with expertise in their discipline to work on interdisciplinary projects
with students. Candidates must be skilled in the application of their
scholarship, and able to involve, teach, mentor, and inspire students in their
public scholarship and civic engagement. They must have the sensitivity to
understand and work across organizational cultures and boundaries, and they
must have the leadership to build bridges among institutions.
August 1, 2014
letters of reference
documentation of professional projects including exhibition design or other
visual design solutions
- Sample/s of writing (scholarly,
critical, or grant writing preferred)
In order to apply please create
a guest account at https://ams.iu.edu/guests/GuestHome.aspx
then e-mail your login ID (full e-mail address used) to Kim Gibson in Human
Resources. Please indicate "Public
Scholar Candidate" in the subject line. You will then be added to an IUPUI
project site and given directions to upload application materials. No physical
Please direct questions to:
Kim Gibson, Human Resources
Herron School of Art and
735 W. New York Street, HR 148
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Herron School of Art and
Design, a 110 year old professional art school, joined Indiana
University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 1969. Herron is fully
accredited by NASAD and is the only accredited professional art school in the
state. As a thriving urban campus, IUPUI is a leader in community engagement
and Herron’s Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life excels in connecting
classroom scholarship with regional and community partners. Herron has enjoyed
steady growth over the last decade; over 70 Herron faculty now serve 900+ art
and design majors in eleven undergraduate and four graduate programs. In 2005
Herron moved to a new 170,000 square foot, state of the art building located on
the IUPUI campus and adjacent to the museums of White River State Park, half a
mile from the heart of Downtown Indianapolis. For more information about Herron
School of Art and Design visit http://www.herron.iupui
About Museum Studies
The Museum Studies program in
the IU School of Liberal Arts is an interdisciplinary program whose focus is
civic engagement and whose mission is to support the development of
self-reflective, skilled, and engaged leaders in the museum field through
experiences in and outside of the classroom and to advance the scholarship of
museums and their missions. Hands-on learning and community engagement are
hallmarks of the program which offers an undergraduate certificate drawing
students from a variety of majors, a graduate certificate, and a Master's
Degree. Seven faculty, including several appointed jointly in schools across
campus, as well as 17 adjunct faculty in related departments and in area
museums help students connect concepts, theories, and methods to real-world
practice and produce research that advances the scholarship of museums and
their communities. The Museum Studies undergraduate program began in 1992 and
the graduate program in 2001. It averages 35 undergraduate students and 40
graduate students. For more information about IUPUI Museum Studies Program
Downtown Indianapolis is a
metropolitan area of 1.7 million people with a vital and growing cultural
community. The campus is earning national recognition as a model for urban
higher education in the twenty-first century, committed to serving the needs of
both non-traditional and traditional students. For more information about
IUPUI, visit http://www.iupui.edu
Applications received by January
9, 2014 will receive priority review. Position will remain open until
filled. The position will begin in August 2014 or optionally January 2015.
Salary is based on experience; IU offers competitive benefits, information
about which can be viewed at http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/index.html.
Herron School of Art and
Design, IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Institution.
Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Individuals who require
a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process
should notify Kim Gibson (contact information above) a reasonable time in