Friday, March 27, 2009
Faculty Opening at Parsons The New School for Design, NY
Parsons Launches Search for Director and Chief Curator of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Position also serves as an Assistant Professor of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons
Parsons The New School for Design has announced that it is launching a search for a Director and Chief Curator to oversee exhibitions and public programs of the new Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and other venues on and off-campus. The director will also serve as an assistant professor in the School of Art and Design History and Theory.
Working with a full time staff of two and an advisory committee comprised of other Parsons faculty representatives and members of The New School staff, the director will be responsible for creating a dynamic, diverse and socially relevant schedule of exhibitions and public programs that integrate into the progressive academic culture that distinguishes Parsons from other academic institutions. Aiming to raise Parsons' visibility within the local, national, and international art and design communities, the director will work closely with members of Parsons academic community to envision exhibitions that serve as a platform for further intellectual and creative engagement with Parsons' core values, (i.e., a commitment to sustainability, urbanism, diversity, globalism, and art and design as agents for social change). Activities might include developing specific curricular links to courses offered across Parsons and The New School, cross-disciplinary conferences and lecture serie s, publications that use the exhibition as a starting point for deeper thematic investigations, etc.
The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design combines learning and public program spaces with exhibition galleries to provide a dynamic presence for the university at the highly trafficked intersection of Fifth Avenue and 13th Street in Greenwich Village: an important new downtown destination for art and design programming. For information, visit:
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A letter of application relating experience and interests to the opportunities and requirements of the position together with Curriculum Vitae should be submitted online. It is required that you complete this online application form to be forwarded in the search process. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.
Application Deadline: April 10, 2009
Interviews begin: Spring 2009
Position Start Date: Spring/Summer 2009
Parsons The New School for Design is committed to maintaining a diverse educational and creative community, a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, veteran or marital status.