Chapman University, Art Department

Position ID:Chapman University-Art Department-APD [#23234]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Design, Tenure Track, August 2023
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Design / Information Design Visualization,, Human-centered systems, health humanities and design, interdisciplinary connections with engineering, visual culture production, theory, intersections in design applied to diversity, equity, inclusion and global citizenship
Appl Deadline:2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/11, finished 2023/05/04, listed until 2023/04/11)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Art Department, within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, at Chapman University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Design, beginning August 2023.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. We are in close proximity to excellent design firms, AIGA chapters, museums, and an engaging design community. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing, and exceptional teaching in our 11 schools and colleges. Dedicated to progressive, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty.

The Design Program is part of the Art Department in the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The Department includes Design, Art History, and Studio Art. The Design curriculum emphasizes research methods, process, interdisciplinarity, conceptual design methods, visual literacy, history, writing and verbal development, and training in technology that prepares students to enter the design and digital media profession. More information about the Department of Art, Wilkinson College, and the University is available at

Chapman University is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion across campus. As part of this ongoing work, the university recently hired a new Vice President of diversity, equity, and inclusion to coordinate existing efforts across departments and offices and to cultivate new initiatives that support faculty, students, and staff. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at In addition, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has established Engaging the World, a series of semester-long, interdisciplinary examinations of key societal issues and challenges, with a focus on “Ethnic Studies” in Fall 2022, and “Health Equity” in Fall 2023: Design Program values critical, practice-based creative research that uses design as a tool to respond to the new social, economic, ethical, and environmental systems.

Applicants must have a terminal degree (MFA, or PhD) in hand by August 2023. Applicants should provide a clear and strong record of creative scholarship. Creative practice and a research trajectory in interdisciplinarity is highly desirable including research, applied design projects, and interactions focused in human activity and developing meaningful sociotechnical systems. Creative scholarship may include exploration in information design and visualization, human-centered systems, health humanities and design, interdisciplinary connections with engineering, visual culture production, theory, and intersections in design applied to diversity, equity, inclusion and global citizenship.This is a full-time position with the expectation to teach lower and upper division undergraduate design courses. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active creative research agenda and are evaluated on their research/scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service. Download the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here:

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Further Info:
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866