Department of Art Associate or Full Professor



Job description

Glassboro, NJ

The Department of Art, with NASAD-accredited BFA and BA offerings, is seeking a visionary and engaged leader to work with colleagues in the department and beyond to shape innovative educational and entrepreneurial opportunities in art and design.

The Department of Art welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Associate or Full Professor to join the department September 1, 2019.

The Department of Art, with NASAD-accredited BFA and BA offerings, is seeking a visionary and engaged leader to work with colleagues in the department and beyond to shape innovative educational and entrepreneurial opportunities in art and design. The department welcomes applications from proven candidates who are excited by interdisciplinary relationships in a 21st-century art program.  Candidates should be experienced in cross-media approaches exploring digital innovation, such as moving images; video and animation; augmented reality and interactive screen surfaces; game design and design for learning; 3D plastic prototyping; visual, sonic and interactive spatial installations; or design for intelligent environments.

The department seeks a candidate who embraces the flux of the current visual landscape and makes conceptual connections in the visual, social, and cultural environment. The successful candidate is someone who imagines new thinking about collaboration, interdisciplinary study to expand STEAM curricula, alternative course structures, experiential internships, and unique programming that integrates creation, exhibition, criticism and analysis. This individual is expected to develop and lead crossover relationships throughout the university.

Applicants with proven educational skill, administrative expertise, and accreditation experience in the visual arts are preferred. Applicants should also demonstrate the attributes and experience to assume a leadership role in the department. Experience in researching, writing, managing grants and developing community relationships that support operational and strategic goals is desirable. The applicant must have an active record of significant creative/research activity that warrants appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level.

The position carries an expectation that the successful candidate will engage external fundraising. The candidate should have a demonstrated record of working with diverse students and faculty. In addition, the candidate will be asked to contribute to the department and university through service including curriculum development, program development and management, and activities related to creating a community of artists.

The Department of Art is one of six departments within the College of Communication and Creative Arts and has over 200 undergraduates in BA, BFA, Art Education and affiliated programs. Our faculty pursue diverse scholarly and creative agendas and publish in national and international forums.

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with over 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.


The successful candidate will possess an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Art or a related field with significant publications and/or creative activity. The terminal degree is required at time of appointment. Starting Date: September 1, 2019.

How to apply

Interested candidates must apply through our online application system at artment-of-art-associate-or-full-professor

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter with vision statement to underscore position request
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Documented teaching effectiveness
  • Examples of artwork and/or website link
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Three letters of recommendation dated since January 2018

Review of applications will begin 01/18/2019 and will continue until 2/22/19.

For more information, please contact Professor Fred Adelson ( or Nancy Ohanian (

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Radboud University Nijmegen is situated in the oldest city in the Netherlands. It has seven faculties and enrols over 17,500 students.