Assistant Professor Asian Art & Design History, The New School, New York

Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School, seeks candidates for Assistant Professor of Asian Art and Design History in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons.

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Title: Assistant Professor of Asian Art and Design History
Requisition Number: 0106071514
Location New York City
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: PSD/School of Art & Design Hist. & Theory/Faculty


Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School, seeks candidates for Assistant Professor of Asian Art and Design History, a renewable term faculty position in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons. Candidates may be eligible for a tenure-track appointment.

Candidates should have art and design history expertise with a specialization in the material and visual cultures of Asia. Specialization preferred in the art and design history of China, with secondary expertise in other Asian cultures. Candidates must be innovative in their pedagogical approaches to activating students’ interest in the relationship between history and practice, and be forward-thinking about what knowledge, skills and literacies are now required to adeptly respond to complex 21st-century global challenges. The New School is committed to actively recruiting applicants from a diverse pool. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.

The standard teaching load is 5 courses or equivalent per academic year. The Assistant Professor may be expected to teach undergraduate as well as graduate courses in degree programs across Parsons, including design history, fashion studies, and design studies. The Assistant professor will teach a combination of lecture and seminar courses, and be able to engage the students in the history, theory, and practice of artisanal, artistic and industrial production. The faculty member will hold regular office hours, and participate in extracurricular activities on a regular basis (e.g., critiques, review panels, thesis supervision, independent study, advising, Parsons/New School committees, etc.). University citizenship includes rotating leadership roles that may include chairing committees and task forces, course coordination, and degree program directorship. The Assistant Professor is expected to engage with current professional, scholarly and creative practices as appropriate to their appointed rank.

Candidates will have the capacity to direct a degree program, and will be an active member of school and university. Program directors (who receive course release) work within a leadership team to implement support for curricula, policies, and facility designs that are responsive to and respectful of diverse users.

The final decision to hire is subject to budget approval by the Office of the Provost.

Minimum Qualifications:

– A PhD in an area of Asian art or design history.
– Active and current scholarship or practice.
– At least 3 years experience teaching at a university level.
– A track record of working well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and professional training.
– Strong interest in working collaboratively across Parsons and the University.
– Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
– Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate and motivate effectively.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants for faculty positions must apply online using the faculty application on The New School human resources website Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials, such as digital portfolio/work samples.

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.

Salary: Competitive.

Benefits: Comprehensive university benefits package including health and retirement plans, tuition remission. Visit

For more details, please link to:

Cecile Laly

CREOPS (Université Paris-Sorbonne), International Research Center for Japanese Studies

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