Job: Design Historian

Assistant/Associate Professor – Design Historian
Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio

The Cleveland Institute of Art seeks qualified applicants for a full-time ranked faculty position as a Design Historian at the undergraduate level to teach design and craft since the 18th century. Courses will include a survey of design in modern, post-modern, and contemporary culture, stressing the emergence and development of industrial design; graphic and information design; interior design; and movements in the crafts. Candidate will also teach advanced courses relevant to practicing designers today, including the politics and social history of design; consumerism; globalization; and sustainability issues.

Position requirements:
Desired candidates must hold a Ph.D. and have college teaching experience.
All full-time ranked faculty members are expected to participate in departmental and school-wide committees, curriculum development, advising of undergraduate students, and assessment of programs.

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest summarizing qualifications and teaching philosophy, CV, examples of course syllabi, a list of 3 references with contact information, and a SASE for return of materials to:

Design Historian Search
Attn: Tanya Lee Shadle
The Cleveland Institute of Art
11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

Position begins August 2009. The department’s review of candidates’ credentials is scheduled to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete and online applications will not be reviewed. Interviews at CAA Conference will be conducted by appointment only. Academic transcripts and background check authorizations will be required for finalists. The Institute offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Rank and compensation are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For further information email Tanya Lee Shadle or visit the website

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