Faculty in Natural Sciences (2) - Tenure Track - Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 9603
About MassArt:Founded in 1873, MassArt is the first freestanding public college of art and design in the United States. The College excels in the education of professional artists, designers, and art educators and is an integral contributor to the cultural and intellectual life and creative economy of the Greater Boston region, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and beyond. Located in Boston's hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs. MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self-identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We respect, value, and celebrate the strengths, characteristics, and perspectives of all and promote an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of each individual, group, and organization into all aspects of our work.Social inclusion at MassArt honors our commitment to diversity & inclusion by recognizing the integrity, contributions, strengths, and value of different cultural, language, and social groups. Social inclusion includes, but is not limited to, race/ethnicity, physical abilities/qualities, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs, class, educational background, and employment category. Job Description:Massachusetts College of Art and Design seeks outstanding scientists and educators for two full time, tenure-track interdisciplinary positions at the assistant professor level to teach natural sciences and arts-oriented science courses in a newly formed department centered on Integrative Sciences and Biological Arts, launching in September 2023. The new department will provide the sciences/math education component of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design's BFA degree program. Successful candidates will help build an academic program in collaboration with colleagues from art and design disciplines and will bring an interdisciplinary, hands-on, inclusive focus to teaching and research with a strong emphasis on integrating art and science in the curriculum and in public engagement and science communication. Successful candidates will collaboratively contribute to making the future department an innovative hub for Art + Science integration, collaboration, and public engagement at the college and beyond. Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.Summary of DutiesTeach and develop natural sciences courses and curriculum for art and design undergraduate and graduate students (see each position description below).Participate in college-wide, departmental, and professional activities including, but not limited to: undergraduate and graduate student mentoring/advising, governance committee assignments, science facilities maintenance, department committees and initiatives, Art + Science outreach and engagement, and organization/facilitation of student exhibitions and projects.Work cooperatively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, and colleagues across the college and community to support an innovative and integrative curriculum and initiatives.Commit to engaging and supporting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive community.Actively engage in scholarship, research, science communication, and creative and innovative practices.Participate in interdisciplinary programming opportunities with other departments which fall within the scope of the Strategic Plan. https://wiki.massart.edu/display/Committees/Strategic+Planning+Steering+Committee Salary InformationCompensation commensurate with full-time teaching experience, in accordance with the Massachusetts State College Association collective bargaining agreement. Full state employee benefits included.Submission InstructionsApplications must be submitted through our online portal. In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicants will be considered based on their compatibility with the knowledge, skills, and experience outlined here. Applicants will need to attach the following:A Cover Letter addressing applicant's interest in the position (Physics or Integrative Life Sciences) and summarizing their interests and plans in teaching, research, and public engagement/outreach.A Curriculum Vita. The applicant's most recently updated CV.A Teaching Dossier to include a statement of teaching philosophy (2-3 pages), as well as sample syllabi and course materials, including examples of student work as an addendum. Please include level, name of course, institution, and year taught for work.A Research Statement. A statement (2 to 4 pages) highlighting research experience, collaborations, science communication and public engagement initiatives/projects, and future plans.A Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (1-2 pages). A statement describing past, present, future (planned) contributions to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. These contributions can be reflected through research, teaching, mentoring, fieldwork, service, community outreach/engagement, and any other professional activities.A list of three professional references, including affiliations, email addresses, phone numbers, website addresses, and mailing addresses, who can provide letters of recommendation.To be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page: https://massart.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/576MAM1/index.jspRequirements:Minimum QualificationsCandidates for each position must have earned a Ph.D. degree in natural sciences by December 31, 2023.Successful candidates will demonstrate a record of published scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and participation in science conferences.A demonstrated commitment to and record of equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices, and service to their institutions and profession is required. We seek candidates who can demonstrate effective and inclusive engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities.One or more semesters of prior experience teaching natural sciences in an accredited institution of higher learning.A strong interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research, preferably between art and science. Preferred QualificationsOne or more years of postdoctoral training/teaching/research experience.Two or more semesters of prior experience teaching and developing novel courses in natural sciences for non-majors and/or arts-oriented natural science courses in an accredited institution of higher learning, preferably at an art and design school.A record of exhibitions as an artist/designer/performer and/or record of collaborations/collaborative projects with artists/designers/performers.A record of and experience in developing science communication and science outreach and public engagement initiatives.A record of and experience in developing extramurally funded projects/research, including collaborations, public engagement, and mentoring/research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. 1.PhysicsMassachusetts College of Art and Design seeks a physicist for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level starting fall 2023 in the newly formed department centered on Integrative Sciences and Biological Arts. The successful candidate will have knowledge, experience in, and expertise of general relativity and astrophysics or astronomy. Knowledge of, experience, and expertise in interdisciplinary physics, biophysics, environmental physics, and/or social physics, basic knowledge of music and the physics of music, and a focus on social and societal dimensions are strongly preferred. The successful candidate will integrate mathematics and applied mathematics into the science curriculum. The successful candidate will teach and develop inquiry-based courses on physical sciences and physics (e.g., The Universe, Physics of Music, etc.) and on the candidate's area(s) of expertise and will integrate hands-on scientific methods from their area(s) of expertise into the science curriculum, public engagement, and science communication.2.Integrative Life SciencesMassachusetts College of Art and Design seeks an integrative life scientist for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level starting fall 2023 in the newly formed department centered on Integrative Sciences and Biological Arts. The successful candidate will have knowledge of, experience, and expertise in at least one of the following areas/fields: community ecology, urban ecology, ecosystem ecology, marine biology/ecology, ecological physiology, microbiology, neuroethology, entomology, botany, and/or genetics. Knowledge of, experience, and expertise in using integrative approaches to study interactions between organisms and their environment, at various biological scales, natural history, and focusing on social and societal dimensions are strongly preferred. The successful candidate will teach and develop inquiry-based courses on life sciences and on their area(s) of expertise and will integrate hands-on scientific methods from their area(s) of expertise into the science curriculum, public engagement, and science communication.Additional Information:Please note MassArt does not provide:Employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship.Reimbursement for travel.Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.As a condition of employment, you will be required to have received the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of your start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided during the onboarding process.MassArt provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. MassArt complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the college operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.To be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page: https://massart.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/576MAM1/index.jsp
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