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Position: Assistant Professor of Photojournalism
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Type: Non-Tenure Track, Renewable 3-Year Appointment

The Studio Arts Program within the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University invites applications for a full-time, renewable contract (3-year appointments), Assistant Professor of Photojournalism. The appointment begins as early as August 1, 2019.

About the Institution

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a vibrant educational community dedicated to educating the next generation of cultural leaders through diverse fields from Museum Studies to Graphic Design to Photography and beyond.

Part of the George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design offers over 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars and with a wide variety of classes, serves to enrich students from across the university. Recognizing that the challenges that society faces are diverse, requiring different modes of thought, the Corcoran provides a platform for engagement that bridges creativity and professional practice with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.

The Corcoran School embodies and exemplifies what Columbian College has defined as the Engaged Liberal Arts, which strives to link disparate fields and better prepare our graduates for rich, multidimensional careers in the 21st century.

About the Assistant Professor of Photojournalism Position

The successful candidate will teach within the Bachelor of Fine Arts foundations, photojournalism, and fine art photography areas and the New Media Photojournalism Master of Arts program of the Corcoran. Additionally, the candidate will play a leading role in developing and implementing the corresponding curricula. Together with key faculty, the successful candidate for this position will further develop and implement new course content and represent the program to internal and external constituents.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the undergraduate and graduate photojournalism programs, including foundations. The individual will demonstrate commitment to a creative practice that connects photojournalism and fine art photography. The individual will develop a creative research agenda consistent with Corcoran and CCAS criteria that incorporates research, teaching, and service. Curriculum and program development and assessment will be expected in collaboration with fellow faculty. The individual will take on university and departmental service, student advising, and community service/engagement, as well as developing collaborations and/or partnerships with faculty across the Corcoran and the broader GWU community, and engagement with the D.C. community.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have the following: a degree in Photojournalism, Photography or related disciplines; a nationally established and active professional photojournalism career; a fine art photography practice and exhibition record (or equivalent); at least two years of successful university-level teaching experience (or equivalent) beyond the teaching assistantship level; broad based expertise in contemporary issues and practices in contemporary photojournalism and fine arts photography; knowledge of technologies relative to traditional and multimedia photojournalism and photography, instruction, and administrative tasks; excellent writing and communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants

View and apply to the position at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/63680. An application must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, 15-20 images of personal work/research uploaded via PDF, 10 images of student work uploaded via PDF, names and contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching and research interest.

Review of applications will begin after February 8, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Finalist will be invited to make an on-campus presentation to the full faculty of the Corcoran, after which point a committee recommendation will be shared and a vote taken.

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.


Position: Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Type: Non-Tenure Track, Renewable 3-Year Appointment

The Design Program within the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University invites applications for a full-time, renewable contract (3-year appointment), Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. The appointment begins as early as fall, 2019.

Located in the heart of Washington DC, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a vibrant educational community dedicated to educating the next generation of cultural leaders through diverse fields from Museum Studies to Graphic Design to Photography and beyond. Part of the George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design offers over 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars and with a wide variety of classes serves to enrich students from across the university. Recognizing that the challenges that society faces are diverse, requiring different modes of thought, the Corcoran provides a platform for engagement that bridges creativity and professional practice with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.

The Corcoran School embodies and exemplifies what Columbian College has defined as the Engaged Liberal Arts, which strives to link disparate fields and better prepare our graduates for rich, multidimensional careers in the 21st century.

The Assistant Professor of Graphic Design is a ranked non-tenure nine-month position with a three-year commitment that commences as early as fall 2019. The faculty member must demonstrate knowledge of current and emerging trends in graphic design education and contemporary practice, as well as knowledge of established and experimental approaches. The faculty member will teach, advise, and mentor students; evaluate student performance; maintain departmental and student records while playing a leading role in developing and implementing curriculum. Responsibilities include participation in university meetings as they relate to faculty and departmental and college committee service. Faculty are expected to be actively involved in the graphic design discipline and to produce independent creative research and work.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach classes focused within the Graphic Design BFA, with the possibility of teaching in the Interaction Design BFA/MA and the Exhibition Design MA
  • Lead curriculum development and innovation
  • Actively recruit new students to the program
  • Coordinate program identity and retention activities
  • Advise and mentor students on classes and internships and prepare them for professional positions

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have at time of application: Terminal degree in graphic design or related field or minimum of five years equivalent professional experience; At least two years of successful university-level teaching experience (or equivalent) beyond the assistantship level; Nationally established and active professional design career evidenced by creative production and/ or scholarship; Proficiency with tools and technologies of contemporary design production and instruction; Broad based expertise in contemporary issues and practices in graphic design, with an additional area of focus, such as data visualization, information architecture, UI/UX, or other related design practice.

Other Information

Located in the heart of Washington DC, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a vibrant educational community dedicated to educating the next generation of cultural leaders through diverse fields from Museum Studies to Graphic Design to Photography and beyond.

Part of the George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design offers over 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars and with a wide variety of classes serves to enrich students from across the university. Recognizing that the challenges that society faces are diverse, requiring different modes of thought, the Corcoran provides a platform for engagement that bridges creativity and professional practice with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.

The Corcoran School embodies and exemplifies what Columbian College has defined as the Engaged Liberal Arts, which strives to link disparate fields and better prepare our graduates for rich, multidimensional careers in the 21st century.

Special Instructions to Applicants

View and apply to the position at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/65159. An application must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, document with a link to a portfolio/relevant research, names and contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching and research interest.
An application must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, document with a link to a portfolio/relevant research, names and contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching and research interest.
Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete application will be considered. Finalist will be invited to make an on-campus presentation to the full faculty of the Corcoran.

Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Position: Assistant Professor of Printmaking
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Type: Non-Tenure Track, Renewable 3-Year Appointment

The Studio Arts Program within the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University invites applications for a full-time, renewable contract (3-year appointments), Assistant Professor of Printmaking. The appointment begins as early as August 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will teach within the foundations, printmaking, and a minimum of one other studio area of the Corcoran and play a leading role in developing and implementing the corresponding curriculum. Together with key faculty, the successful candidate for this position will further develop and implement new course content and represent the program to internal and external constituents.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching courses in printmaking and other media, including foundations, to be determined in consultation with the Director of the Corcoran
  • Demonstrate commitment to a creative practice that connects printmaking to contemporary art and culture
  • Developing a creative research agenda consistent with Corcoran and CCAS criteria, incorporating research, teaching and service
  • Curriculum and program development and assessment in collaboration with fellow faculty
  • University and departmental service
  • Student advising and community service/engagement
  • Developing collaborations and/or partnerships with faculty across the Corcoran and the broader GWU community, and finally, initiating strategic partnerships with industry, government, and/or diverse community organizations

Minimum Qualifications

  • An MFA in Printmaking or related discipline
  • Minimum two years successful university-level teaching experience beyond the teaching assistantship
  • A nationally established and active professional art practice
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues and practices in printmaking and contemporary art
  • Broad-based expertise in modern and contemporary issues in art
  • Knowledge of current technologies relative to printmaking, instruction, and administrative tasks
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

Other Information

Located in the heart of Washington DC, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a vibrant educational community dedicated to educating the next generation of cultural leaders through diverse fields from Museum Studies to Graphic Design to Photography and beyond.

Part of the George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design offers over 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars and with a wide variety of classes, serves to enrich students from across the university. Recognizing that the challenges that society faces are diverse, requiring different modes of thought, the Corcoran provides a platform for engagement that bridges creativity and professional practice with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.

The Corcoran School embodies and exemplifies what Columbian College has defined as the Engaged Liberal Arts, which strives to link disparate fields and better prepare our graduates for rich, multidimensional careers in the 21st century.

Special Instructions to Applicants

View and apply to the position at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/63607. An application must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, document with a link to a portfolio/relevant research, names and contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching and research interest.

Review of applications will begin on February 8, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete application will be considered. Finalist will be invited to make an on-campus presentation to the full faculty of the Corcoran, after which point a committee recommendation will be shared and a vote taken.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Position: Assistant Professor of Computer Music and Multimedia Composition
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Type: Non-Tenure Track, Renewable 3-Year Appointment

The Music Program at the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Professor of Computer Music and Multimedia Composition beginning as early as August 2019.

The Program welcomes candidates who are committed to:

  • research that crosses traditional boundaries and explores diverse educational models within the liberal arts environment;
  • collaborative partnerships in scholarship and/or creative activities;
  • interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, and to building community inside and outside the academy;
  • the intersection of musical genres and practices;
  • related topics, such as sound design, music production, interactivity, diversity of practice.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The holder of the position will be expected to establish a record of strong creative activity both within and beyond the university.

The successful candidate’s primary duties will include teaching technical, composition, and creative courses at the introductory and advanced levels in music and new media for majors and non-majors, advising majors and minors within the music program and oversight of the electronic/computer music studio.

Minimum Qualifications

A terminal degree by the date of appointment: DMA or PhD in Composition, Computer Music, or related field; MFA in Electronic and Time-based Media, Sound, or related field. An active record of creative practice. Broad based expertise in contemporary issues and practices in computer music and multimedia composition. At least 2 years of college/university teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or equivalent.

Special Instructions to Applicants

View and apply to the position at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/64514. An application must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, document with links to no more than 5 representative works relevant to the current job description, names and contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching and research interest.

Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete application will be considered. Finalist will be invited to make an on-campus presentation to the full faculty of the Corcoran, after which point a committee recommendation will be shared and a vote taken.

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.


Position: Instructional Technologist, Digital Fabrication
Salary: $52,151 - $71,734
Type: Staff

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) is the intellectual and creative backbone of the university, a place where the arts, the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences come together to form a nexus of ideas and opportunity. As a leader among the nation’s liberal arts institutions because of an innovative curriculum that emphasizes perspectives, analyses, and communication, undergraduate students are equipped with the competencies needed to be effective and responsible citizens of the 21st Century.

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design bridges the George Washington University’s (GW) academically robust programs in the arts with Corcoran’s creative and inspired scholarship. Part of GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the school functions as an incubator for artists and practitioners in arts-related fields, and serves to enrich students who are taking classes in other areas of the university. As such, it provides a platform for engagement that bridges creative expression and practical application with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.

This position typically works closely with Corcoran studio staff and faculty to assess and implement digital fabrication technology in teaching. The core responsibilities of this role are to provide learning technology support and assist faculty in developing technology skills, to assist faculty in integrating learning technologies into their pedagogy and creating course learning objects, and to provide technical, creative, and visual design support in integrating emerging technologies for face-to-face, blended, and online modalities. This position will interface with clients, responding to their needs and collaborating with other information technology staff in order to identify, develop and implement appropriate technology solutions for teaching and learning. This role may research projects, scholarly activities and publications, will design and build online learning modules, will produce and edit videos, and will also assist in creating and using other media.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Manages the setup and implementation of equipment and software in all digital fabrication labs, including 3d printing, laser cutting, and CNC cutting and milling.
  • Assist with safety trainings for studio spaces.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises student Studio Assistants in the digital fabrication studios throughout each semester. Contributes to the implementation of an OSHA compliant staff protocol training system for all student employees.
  • Creates, manages, and maintains the schedule of all digital fabrication studio spaces.
  • Contributes to the environmental health and safety of all studio areas by participating in after hours and weekend oversight of studio spaces on an as-needed basis.
  • Manages the equipment and supplies budget for designated studio areas in collaboration with staff and faculty.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in art, architecture, design or related field.
  • Experience in current CAD/CAM software, especially Rhino, RhinoCAM, Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk packages (especially Fusion 360, AutoCAD, and Revit).
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in operating and maintaining both digital fabrication and traditional making tools such as woodworking and/or metalworking machinery.
  • Experience in identifying and purchasing new or replacement equipment as making spaces or curricular needs develop.
  • Experience in supervising student workers.

Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

View and apply to the position at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/65102


Position: Instructional Technologist, Digital Coordination
Salary: $52,151 - $71,734
Type: Staff

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) is the intellectual and creative backbone of the university, a place where the arts, the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences come together to form a nexus of ideas and opportunity. As a leader among the nation’s liberal arts institutions because of an innovative curriculum that emphasizes perspectives, analyses, and communication, undergraduate students are equipped with the competencies needed to be effective and responsible citizens of the 21st Century.

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design bridges the George Washington University’s (GW) academically robust programs in the arts with Corcoran’s creative and inspired scholarship. Part of GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the school functions as an incubator for artists and practitioners in arts-related fields, and serves to enrich students who are taking classes in other areas of the university. As such, it provides a platform for engagement that bridges creative expression and practical application with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.

This position typically works closely with Corcoran as well as CCAS Office of Technology Services (OTS) to assess and implement technology in teaching. The core responsibilities of this role are to provide learning technology support and assist faculty in developing technology skills, to assist faculty in integrating learning technologies into their pedagogy and creating course learning objects, and to provide technical, creative, and visual design support in integrating emerging technologies for face-to-face, blended, and online modalities. This position will interface with GW Faculty, Staff and Students, responding to their needs and collaborating with other information technology staff in order to identify, develop and implement appropriate technology solutions for teaching and learning. This role may research projects, scholarly activities and publications, will design and build online learning modules, will produce and edit videos, and will also assist in creating and using other media.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Manages the setup and implementation of digital and computational equipment and software in arts and design labs, including Mac and PC labs, large format printing and plotting, and sound studios.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises student Studio Assistants in the digital studios throughout each semester.
  • Creates, manages, and maintains the schedule of all digital studio spaces.
  • Contributes to the environmental health and safety of all studio areas by participating in after hours and weekend oversight of studio spaces on an as-needed basis.
  • Manages the equipment and supplies budget for designated studio areas in collaboration with staff and faculty.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred experience with some or all of the following: setup of instructional Mac and PC labs, software used in the fields of art, design, music, and theater and dance, large format printing, audio and video studio hardware, digital fabrication tools and software, physical computing materials, content management systems, and programming languages utilized by artists and designers.

Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

View and apply to the position at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/65075