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Open Faculty Positions


Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire Initiative: Assistant Professor of Design

Sam Fox School | College of Art

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Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire Initiative: Assistant Professor of Architecture

Sam Fox School | College of Architecture

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Assistant Professor in Studio Art: Painting

Sam Fox School | College of Art

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Through the Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire Initiative, Washington University in St. Louis aims to build a world-class research program on race. Two previous rounds of this cluster hire initiative took place in 2020-21 and 2021-22. This Initiative is funded by the Office of the Provost.

We are seeking an assistant professor of design whose critically aware, socially-oriented creative practice and/or scholarship examines race and racism. This candidate should collaborate with other experts and industries, using design to advance equity and empowerment. Potential areas of expertise could include design research, graphic design, social design, product design, UI/UX, typography, editorial or book design, motion graphics, or data visualization. The successful candidate’s research will critically investigate implicit bias and its role in exacerbating inequalities. This candidate’s work should encourage contemporary design pedagogies that prioritize transparency, equity, and agency. In addition to their research, our new colleague will contribute to the undergraduate BFA curriculum in design and play an integral role in the growth of a new graduate program in Design Futures.

We are inviting applications for tenured/tenure-track faculty positions across a range of fields, with a focus on the study of race and ethnicity. Candidates must have a terminal degree in their field. Candidates must have an active and innovative research agenda focused on race and/or ethnicity and a commitment to excellent teaching.

Applications should be received by October 3, 2022, to ensure full consideration. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae (WITH LINK TO YOUR WEBSITE) by this date. Additional materials will be requested after initial review of applications. Applications should be submitted electronically via Interfolio. More information about the cluster hire can be found here.

We are seeking an architect and educator, with a strong design practice and promise of successful studio teaching at the university level, whose work focuses on race and/or ethnicity scholarship. Successful candidates for this assistant professor in architecture position will advance research in this area and address topics of socially engaged practice in the design studio. Applicants should have a PhD., MArch, or terminal degree(s) in the appropriate area(s) of study, significant scholarly and/or practice accomplishments, and a dedication to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. The faculty seeks a dynamic candidate committed to innovative thinking and collaboration within the multidisciplinary teaching and research context of Washington University in St. Louis and to advancing broad conversations of equity in the natural and built environment. The assistant professor will teach a typical load equivalent to four courses per academic year including studio and seminar courses.

More information about the cluster hire can be found here.

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking a dynamic faculty colleague in Studio Art for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the Painting/Drawing/Printmaking area. We are searching for an artist whose work pushes the boundaries of painting. Of particular interest are artists exploring overlapping disciplines as they relate to painting and drawing – and of special interest are those integrating new technologies into their practice. The appointment begins August of 2023.

Applicants must have an active exhibition record indicating clear potential in the field. They should hold an MFA, and at minimum, have some prior college level teaching experience. The successful candidate will teach 5 courses each year (2½ per semester) – a selection of courses ranging from freshmen to senior classes and including active participation in our interdisciplinary graduate program. The candidate is expected to have an ambitious studio practice with a strong commitment to developing a national and international exhibition record. The Sam Fox School supports faculty research via project funding, travel funding and grant writing support from our Office for Research and Innovation.

Our new colleague will share responsibilities in academic advising, recruiting, committee work and curriculum development. We seek diverse and enthusiastic candidates with wide ranging intellectual and creative interests to complement and build upon our program’s existing strengths. Salary for the position is commensurate with experience.

Applications should be uploaded via Interfolio. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2022.

We encourage women and artists of color to submit applications. Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University; the Sam Fox School strives to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our community. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to nurture an inclusive learning and work environment where a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Candidates interested in benefiting from and contributing to a committed and collegial environment are encouraged to apply. Washington University is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.


Open Staff Positions


Senior Associate Director of Advancement

Sam Fox School | University Advancement
JR65011

Photography Technician

Sam Fox School | College of Art JR68002

Events Coordinator (Part-Time)

Sam Fox School | Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
JR68702

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