Ohio State University, Advanced Computing Center for the Arts & Design (ACCAD)

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Position ID:OSU-Advanced Computing Center for the Arts & Design (ACCAD)-DIRECTOR [#21902]
Position Title: Center Director
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Art / Interdisciplinary Arts
Design / Interactive Technologies
Extended Reality
Computer Graphics / Animation
Performance Media (more...)
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/06/09, finished 2023/04/10)
Position Description:    

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

Department:   Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design
Position:  Center Director 
Rank:  Associate or Full Professor

The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences seeks a Director who will provide ambitious, innovative leadership for its Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), the primary resource on campus for the creative use and integration of computer graphics technologies and arts-based practices. ACCAD is internationally recognized as one of the first and leading centers of its kind in the world, distinguished by a transdisciplinary approach to creative research and multidisciplinary learning experiences.

The successful candidate for Director will be a communicative and inspiring leader who is committed to continuing to build an inclusive, innovative, and transdisciplinary arts-centric vision for the future of the Center; who is skilled in managing change with people representing diverse areas of study; and who is perceptive in developing the creative potential of faculty, staff, and students. The Director will have a faculty appointment in the College of Arts & Sciences—specifically within one of the relevant arts units—and will be charged with collaborating with arts and other university leaders to grow ACCAD’s integration into Ohio State’s emerging, vibrant Arts and Innovation Districts and the University as a whole.

Primary Responsibilities:
The Director provides strategic direction and leadership for the programmatic and administrative activities of the center, and is responsible for leading, fostering, and maintaining a robust creative research agenda and academic offerings that address the emerging knowledge, trends, and possibilities that will prepare our students for their own creative futures. The Director serves as the administrative head of the center, with oversight of affiliated faculty, staff, graduate students, course offerings, and budget. The Director leads strategic direction through collective visioning with faculty, staff, and students. Candidates should enjoy and be skilled at fostering interdisciplinary initiatives and be involved with research that aligns with the priorities of the center.

Position Requires:
The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree in a computer-graphics related field; prior leadership experience at a university or in industry and an outstanding record in the area of creative research; teaching experience at the post-secondary level; evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a demonstrated ability to cultivate positive work relationships with diverse students, colleagues, and staff; experience in leading change and the ability to work successfully across disciplines within a diverse and complex organization; experience as an administrator and in engaging collective thinking; a record of developing a diverse and inclusive community of creative researchers (faculty, staff and students); and demonstrated achievement and distinction in an area of specialty sufficient to warrant appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure.

The starting date for this position is flexible, with a preference for either January 1, 2023 or July 1, 2023

The successful candidate should have a proven track record of experience and expressed interest in 3D graphics and emerging graphics technologies and the ability to engage in collective thinking about possibilities and creative project feasibility. Evidence of success in fundraising is also highly desirable.  This appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About The Ohio State University and Columbus:
The Ohio State University has demonstrated a commitment to the arts through the creation of a new Arts District that links the historic Oval to bustling High Street. By bringing the various Arts units into an attractive, coherent, and accessible space, the District will facilitate interdisciplinary creative and scholarly work, curricular innovation, and community engagement.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The university is a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

ACCAD is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the academic heart of the university. The College includes 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. The University has recently undertaken a revision of its General Education requirements, which aim to develop students’ capacities as engaged, resilient, and adaptable citizens and leaders.

ACCAD is located on Ohio State University’s main campus in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21902

A complete application consists of a cover letter in which you address your leadership vision, teaching, and research and/or creative scholarship; a curriculum vitae; a link to an online portfolio of creative research work; the names and email addresses of three references; and a diversity statement which should articulate your demonstrated commitments and leadership in contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will continue through the middle of October 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries may be directed to Professor Laura Lisbon (Lisbon.1@osu.edu).

The Ohio State University believes in diversity in people and ideas. What Ohio State does matters. And how we do it matters. When we are at our best, we make a real difference to people. We believe that the university should be a place where people can work and learn together in a safe environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, and intimidation. As such, finalists for any faculty position that carries tenure must sign an authorization and disclosure form, which will allow current or prior employer(s) to share information to the University regarding any findings of employment-related misconduct or disciplinary proceedings against a candidate and/or any pending investigations related to alleged misconduct. Such information shall include findings and pending investigations with respect to sexual harassment, violence, or harassment; research misconduct; financial fraud or misconduct; foreign influence violations, grant misuse or misconduct; and/or any other type of finding or pending investigation relating to a candidate's employer's policies and rules governing faculty conduct that may reasonably be expected to affect a candidate's appointment. If the University becomes aware of any past finding of misconduct or pending investigations that were not disclosed, Ohio State will treat that as a serious omission and reserves the right to rescind an offer or terminate employment.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

Further Info:
email address
614-247-5551 (Prof Lisbon); 614-292-1053 (ACCAD)
ACCAD / Ohio State University
Attn: Elaine Smith
331 Sullivant Hall
1813 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210