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Assistant Professor of Live Experience Design

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Job Location:
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Other Fine and Applied Arts Faculty
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is seeking a full-time faculty member to serve as the inaugural department chair and assistant professor for the College’s Live Experience Design BFA program. Live Experience Design is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field. From rock concerts and theatrical stage performances to curated healthcare and retail experiences and immersive art, experience designers use narratives built through multiple media—visual, aural, and tactile—to stimulate strong emotional reactions to brands, performers, stories, and environments, shifting and directing the ways we engage with the world around us.

Qualified applications would possess experience in creative design, media, and technology; creation and innovation in live and virtual performances, experiences, and environments; and/or interactive and curated environments. Primary responsibilities of this position would be to provide leadership in the establishment of this new program as the inaugural department chairperson, teach 12 contact hours per semester, mentor students in the program via academic advising and internship exploration support, and fulfill general faculty responsibilities which include: participating in all assessment and student reviews, supporting department management activities, serving on college committees, and regularly participating in admissions activities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The position begins July 1, 2022, and reports to the Provost.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Masters degree or equivalent professional experience required in one or more of the following areas or in related fields: Experience Design, Creative Media and Technology, Live Performance Production, Media Arts, New Media, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Outstanding communication and effective motivation skills targeted to a diverse group of students, colleagues, and community members
  • A team player committed to building and maintaining a professional environment for peers and students
  • Desire to work collaboratively towards the development of shared projects and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated understanding of assessment practices
  • Demonstrated support for a student-centered learning environment
Equivalency Statement:
Applicants who do not meet the degree qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position. Statements must include detailed descriptions of skills and expertise obtained through five or more years of professional experience and explain how those acquired skills and knowledge prepare the candidate for effective teaching, academic assessment, and student-centered teaching approaches.

Applicants must submit the following:
  • Cover letter that summarizes industry and educational experience and also full addresses the information outlined in this call for applicants
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Contact information for (email address, phone numbers) for three professional references
  • Teaching materials including a sample syllabus, assignment sheet, rubric, and examples of assessment of teaching effectiveness
  • Questions can be directed to
Applicants may also include the following:
  • Link to applicant’s professional website
  • One pdf file of 10-15 annotated student/mentored works
PCA&D is a private, independent college of art and design with just over 250 students. The College is distinguished by its interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, and a culture of creative exploration and interdisciplinary learning opportunities. The College values diversity and has a growing record of academic achievement with first-generation students, students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, and other underrepresented students. PCA&D values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the College community and invites candidates who, through administration and leadership, will contribute to our shared commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic art and design community.
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