Job title: Associate Professor, full-time, Design Anthropology. (Non-tenure track).
Reports to: Department Chair, Humanities and Sciences

Job Summary:
The Department of Humanities & Sciences at Art Center of College of Design seeks a dynamic candidate working at the intersection of design and anthropology. Candidates should be able to teach across foundational and advanced courses with students from a range of disciplinary orientations within art and design. Successful candidates will have addressed aspects of visual, sociocultural, and environmental anthropology in their scholarship. Applicants should demonstrate a capacity for teaching in both academic and studio environments, and an interest in collaborating in different pedagogical configurations. 

Doctoral degree (must be completed at time of application)
Prior college-level teaching experience, especially in areas related to Art Center’s programs
A record of scholarly research

Apply: Job posted 12/14/18. Applications will be accepted until 1/15/19. Candidates will be required to submit the following application materials with their cover letter and resume: teaching philosophy, sample syllabus, three current letters of recommendation, Art Center application and unofficial transcripts. Upon hire the successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts. Send application materials to and reference “Faculty, Design Anthropology” in the subject line.

Art Center College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2470.

About Art Center: For more than 80 years, Art Center has had an international reputation for its rigorous, transdisciplinary curriculum, faculty of professionals, strong ties to industry, and commitment to socially responsible design. We are an independent, nonprofit, four-year college offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in ten specialized programs, and graduate degrees in four art and design disciplines. 

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office or classroom setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, dust and noise.

Physical: The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods of time. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office or classroom setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 20 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. 

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction. 

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.