Assistant Professor, Diverse Voices Creating Just Futures (cluster hire) (71102)
Location: Brooklyn, NY & NYC, NY
Pratt Institute invites applications for a cluster of five new tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor, focused on “Diverse Voices Creating Just Futures.” We seek applicants from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds whose teaching and research / creative practices will advance the Institute's commitment to an education that centers on justice: “Pratt students make decisions with consideration of their impact upon individuals, communities, and the earth. They are compelled into action to resist all forms of discrimination, inequalities, and supremacism, in order to promote just societal transformation with frameworks and tools that allow for reflection and agency” (All-Institute Learning Goals). The faculty hired through this initiative will have the opportunity to work as a multi-disciplinary cohort with shared interests that cut across fields, as well as pursue their work as individual scholars and creative practitioners.
With this initiative, Pratt further elevates its commitment to increasing the size of its full-time faculty; to recruiting, hiring and supporting diverse faculty; and to educating artists and creative professionals whose work has a transformative impact on the world. A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world.
Each faculty member hired through this initiative will be appointed to a school / department that serves as their primary home for teaching, promotion, and tenure at Pratt. Faculty workloads for each school are described in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. We are especially interested in applicants whose teaching and creative / research practice qualify them for appointment in one of the following schools/departments:
School of Art
School of Architecture
School of Design
Interior Design (MFA in Interior Design, a related field, or the equivalent, required): Focus on interior design teaching, practice, and research / creative work that serves communities otherwise absent or marginalized in the discipline, contributing to a community that works toward a goal of creating spaces, environments, and structures that are just, equitable, and accessible to all. The faculty member would bring new practices to our classrooms and studios building on the interdisciplinary nature of interior design, as it draws on and is influenced by allied design disciplines.
School of Information
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Salary, Benefits, and Faculty Support
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary range for this position is $82,500 - $95,000. Pratt Institute provides a comprehensive benefits package with the flexibility to meet the varying needs of a diverse group of individual employees.
The cohort of faculty hired through this initiative will join an institution that is committed to their success: Pratt's Center for Teaching and Learning, along with the Office of Research and Strategic Partnerships, will provide support for the cohort as a group and for its individual members. The Institute is also developing professional mentoring programs for all faculty, and provides additional professional development opportunities through the Association of Independent Colleges and Design (AICAD), the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), and other organizations. All Pratt faculty are represented by the UFCT Local 1460 and the Academic Senate, which provides funding opportunities for professional development and academic initiatives, as well as nominating faculty for awards in teaching, research, and service.
Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Institute's impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities in the Research Yard (at the Brooklyn Navy Yard), a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, and an extension campus, Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York.
Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers. Pratt's commitment to civic engagement shapes work throughout the Institute:
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