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Assistant/Associate Professor of Fundamentals/Creative Core

School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, Bloomington k

Bloomington, IN

Jan 16
Job Description

Indiana University Bloomington

The Indiana University-Bloomington School of Art, Architecture + Design ( announces a tenure track position in the Creative Core, to begin in fall 2019.

The School of Art, Architecture, and Design (SoAAD) ( is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague for a full-time, tenure-track position with the rank of Assistant Professor in the Creative Core (Fundamentals) Program. The responsibilities of this position would include teaching, research and service. The position has an expectation of significant creative activity. In addition to teaching in the Creative Core, the responsibilities of this position would include budget oversight, studio maintenance, and graduate instructor hiring and supervision.

The Creative Core program offers over 60 sections each year of courses encompassing the subject areas of 2D and 3D design, drawing, color study, and design thinking. Also offered are variable topic cross-disciplinary workshops, and large lecture courses, and possibly on-line learning that presents an orientation to the fields of art, design and merchandising. The Creative Core is in the process of developing and implementing aspects of this curriculum, and the candidate for this position would be directly involved with curriculum development and strategic planning.

We are seeking a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
drawing, 2-D design, 3-D design, digital media, or design practices.

Basic qualifications
A successful candidate for this position would have a firm resolve about the importance of the foundation-level Creative Core experience within an undergraduate degree, a commitment to the mentorship of the graduate instructors as critical to the vitality of this program, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in the shaping of the Creative Core program.

Candidates must have:
• a terminal degree (i.e. MFA, M.Arch or equivalent degree) by the start date of employment,
• a minimum of two years of college-level teaching experience that includes foundations-level courses,
• an active professional and exhibition record
• effective communication and leadership skills

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Actively developing and maintaining a research / creative scholarship program of excellence.
• Participating in curriculum development.
• Providing departmental, university, and professional service.

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with experience; comprehensive benefits program.

Expected start date: 08/01/2019

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Application Details

Review of applications will begin on February 14th, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must send a current CV, letter of application, artist statement (submitted as “Other”), teaching philosophy, one PDF containing 20 images of personal work and relevant image list (submitted as “Other 2”), one PDF containing 20 images of student work with relevant image list (submitted as “Other 3”) and contact information for three references.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit applications to Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Megan Tansley, School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, 139 Fine Arts Building, 1201 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. Phone: 812-856-7448. Email:

School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, Bloomington

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts. The School of Art, Architecture + Design houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. This is where art, merchandising, architecture, and design merge to shape the future of creativity from imagination to implementation.