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Ranked Faculty Searches

California College of the Arts invites applications for the following ranked faculty positions. We seek candidates who can cultivate an equitable scholarly environment and curriculum within an increasingly international student body and, at the undergraduate level, a large demographic of first generation college students. Candidates should have a proven record of teaching and leading in a culturally competent manner with a global perspective, working with diverse groups and fostering an understanding of and respect for diverse cultural practices.


The College is conducting the following searches in academic year 2019-20:

Assistant Professor, Architectural History and Theory, Architecture Program - application deadline EXTENDED TO November 22, 2019

Assistant Professor, First Year Studio and English Language Learning (ELL) Specialist, First Year Core Studio Program - application deadline January 6, 2020

Assistant Professor, Design History and Theory, Graduate Design Program - application deadline January 12, 2020

Assistant Professor, Interaction and Media Design, Graduate Design Program - application deadline January 12, 2020

Chair, Graduate Interaction Design Program - priority application deadline October 28, 2019


Assistant Professor, Architectural History and Theory, Architecture Program

The Architecture Division at California College of the Arts seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Architectural History/Theory to begin in fall 2020.

The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D in Architectural History and Theory, or a related field. We seek a candidate with a global perspective, who has the expertise to teach architectural history surveys for undergraduates and graduates, as well as specialized seminars in their area of expertise.

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Assistant Professor, First Year Studio and English Language Learning (ELL) Specialist, First Year Core Studio Program

The First Year Core Studio Program at California College of the Arts seeks applicants for a full time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in First Year Core Studio specializing in studio art or design and English Language Learning (ELL) pedagogy to begin in fall 2020.

The College seeks an accomplished artist or designer with a proven track record of professional practice and a dynamic teacher committed to multilingual student success. The candidate will be a specialist in ELL pedagogy with expertise in teaching foundation-level courses for first-year artists, architects, writers, and designers from multilingual and diverse backgrounds.

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Assistant Professor, Design History and Theory, Graduate Design Program

The Graduate Design Program seeks candidates with specialized knowledge in design/cultural studies; design history and theory; media and technology studies; and/or design criticism/writing. The successful candidate will demonstrate an innovative research agenda and have experience teaching design history and theory at the college level.

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Assistant Professor, Interaction and Media Design, Graduate Design Program

The Graduate Design Program seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Interactive and Media Design to begin in Fall 2020.

This position will teach core graduate studios within the MFA program and develop electives on relevant topics such as technology integration, environmental interaction, responsive media, and cultural contexts of design, as well as advise students through a year-long thesis investigation. In partnership with the Program Chair and Associate Chair, this position will contribute to refining the vision and options in Interaction Studios and electives over time.

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Chair, Graduate Interaction Design Program

CCA seeks qualified candidates for the position of Chair of the Graduate Interaction Design Program. This is an open-rank, full-time faculty position with the desired start date of May 2020. The Chair will work with the Dean of Design and fellow faculty leaders across the college to contribute to the School’s mission to advance art and design education, made manifest in a state of the art, unified campus to open in Fall 2020. The incoming Chair will envision the next phase of this ascending program by advancing the academic vision of the program and providing administrative rigor towards establishing it as the pre-eminent program of its kind globally.

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