CCA's award-winning Interior Design students and faculty work in collaboration with adjacent programs in Architecture, Industrial Design, Furniture, and Interaction Design, as well as Fashion Design, Textiles, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Film, among many others. This makes CCA the perfect venue for interdisciplinary collaboration, a hallmark of Interior Design as a discipline.
All of CCA's programs benefit from an extensive range of workshops for fabrication in wood, metals, and experimental materials as well as other unique facilities, including the CCA Hybrid Lab (Sensors and Robotics), the Digital Craft Lab, and the Build Lab. Faculty within the Architecture Division have the opportunity to conduct research and projects through the format of these well-networked Labs, as well as through the Urban Works Agency and the Experimental History Project.
POSITION SUMMARY CCA is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Interior Design to begin August 2018.
The successful candidate will have experience as an interior design professional and academic, with a demonstrated trajectory of experimental, research-oriented interior design practice. Teaching responsibilities in the program will include Design Studios and Materiality & Space Studios, with additional teaching in one of the following areas of expertise: lighting design, building technology, representation, fabrication and materiality, computation, smart systems. Service to the program and the college is expected.
In keeping with CCA's commitment to diversity, community engagement and social justice, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable scholarly environment and curriculum. With an increasingly international student body and a commitment to domestic diversity, candidates should have a proven track record of teaching and/or leading in a culturally competent manner with a global perspective, working with diverse groups and fostering an understanding of and respect for diverse cultural practices. The ideal candidate will engage critical strategies and/or research methodologies that promote social and intellectual inquiry, and their teaching, service or public outreach will have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS MFA in Interior Design or commensurate professional experience and qualifications (NCIDQ/Architectural licensure) Two years of college-level teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness Teaching philosophy that demonstrates a clear pedagogical vision and incorporates innovative strategies that engage changing artistic, economic, and technological landscapes Significant professional activity and/or research, including publications, awards and professional organizations Ability to balance professional practice with teaching and service to the college
Strong evidence of administrative ability and commitment to collaboration are highly desirable Leadership potential, with strong communication and interpersonal skills along with the flexibility to work across disciplines and to collaborate and develop relationships with other programs
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and includes a comprehensive benefits package.
APPLICATION DEADLINE Applications must be received by January 7, 2018 at 11:59 PST.
EEO Statement As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education. We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
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Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a d...ynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.