Design Chair, Foundations, and Barnett Center searches

October 1, 2012

The Department of Design at The Ohio State University announces the following faculty position searches, which are currently accepting applications. Please see the supplied information for each, and feel free to inform colleagues about these openings.

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1) Full or Associate Professor of Design and Department Chairperson, to begin July 1, 2013. The field of Design specialization is open (Industrial Design, Interior Design, Visual Communication Design, Design Research, Digital Animation, or a related discipline). Candidates should demonstrate a distinguished record of scholarship and an international reputation, excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity. Successful candidates should have considerable administrative experience, the ability to work across disciplines, and the vision to lead a thriving multidisciplinary Design department at a Research One university. 

Application instructions: Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Valarie Williams, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Arts and Humanities, 114 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210, email: williams.1415@osu.edu. Applicants will be reviewed beginning Friday, November 30, 2012. See the full position description on the College of Arts and Sciences faculty positions web-page.

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2) Full-time, tenure-track, Foundations Design faculty member, beginning Autumn 2013. Candidates should hold a terminal master degree (MFA etc.) in Industrial Design, Interior Design, Visual Communication Design, or a related design discipline, along with at least five years of relevant experience in teaching and/or practice in the profession. The ability to teach and direct foundations instruction geared to students in Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Visual Communication Design major programs is expected for this position. Additional knowledge and experience in areas such as human-centered design and/or design history is preferred. 

Applications instructions: Interested applicants should submit the following digital materials at https://osudesign.slideroom.com/ — a letter of application; a statement of research interest and/or creative activity; a curriculum vitae or resume; a portfolio representing examples of both professional work and student learning outcomes; and the names and complete contact information for three references. Please direct all communications to: Maria Palazzi, Professor, Search Committee Chairperson, Department of Design, The Ohio State University, 100 Hayes Hall, 108 North Oval Mall Columbus, OH 43210-1318, e-mail: palazzi.1@osu.edu. See the full position description on the College of Arts and Sciences faculty positions web-page.


The College of Arts and Sciences has also recently announced a search for the following administrative position.

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The College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications and nominations for the newly endowed position of Director of the Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise. The position is tenured Full or Associate Professor to begin 2014. The job is open to individuals with a background in the visual and/or performing arts, with specialization in arts management, arts policy, or operations of the arts. The specific field of specialization is open. 

About the Center: The “Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise” is a new initiative for the college and will be located in the renovated Sullivant Hall upon the hall’s re-opening in 2014. The center will coordinate and develop pre-professional training opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate student artists in business and enterprise practices in concert with the Department of Art, Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy; Department of Dance, Department of Design, Department of History of Art, Department of Theatre; the School of Music; Fisher College of Business; and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design. The Barnett Center will serve as one of the college resources for connecting with leading arts and cultural organizations within the State of Ohio and on national and international levels.

Qualifications: Candidates should demonstrate a distinguished record of scholarship and a reputation for entrepreneurial work in the visual or performing arts, a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity, the ability to work across disciplines, and the vision to develop a thriving multidisciplinary center at a Research One university. In addition, the candidate will teach, contributing to the newly created B.A. in Arts Management and the Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship and to the appropriate graduate degree programs in the college. Successful candidates must have considerable administrative experience, broad practical experience in the arts, and a demonstrated record of working with entities such as the following:  presenting organizations, non-profit organizations, galleries and museums, and/or foundations. A demonstrated working relationship with development opportunities and donor events is required. A terminal degree appropriate to the candidate’s field of study or equivalent professional experience is also a must.

Application Instructions: Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Valarie Williams, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Arts and Humanities, 114 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210, email:  williams.1415@osu.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning Monday, December 3, 2012. See the full position description on the College of Arts and Sciences faculty positions web-page.

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The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.