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- John Wooden

Friday, January 1, 2010

Opportunities

Although this blog is not intended to be used as an employment service we will from time to time be made aware of employment opportunities, full-time and freelance, and we will be happy to pass them along. Here are a few examples:

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Posted 4-27-15

- $30,000 Grant for Humanistic Photography Accepting Applications

In the photographs that earned Joseph Sywenkyj the 2014 Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, he portrays how Ukranian families have been profoundly and subtly affected by the revolution and Russia’s war against their nation. "It is through stories of families who have been seriously impacted physically, mentally and economically by the crisis that we will gain insight into and how events in the country are influencing society as a whole,” Sywenkyj says. Submit your photojournalistic and documentary photography by May 31st to be considered for the 2015 $30,000 grant, one of the $5,000 fellowships awards and more. Learn more about previous winners and the Fund here:http://www.smithfund.org

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Posted 6-15-11

- From Anna Berkal, Art Center College of Design, Generalist, Human Resources
We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

· Associate Vice President of Development
· Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications
· Assistant Director, Financial Aid
· Graphic Designer
· Director of Admissions
· Director of Foundation Relations and Government Grants

For more information about these positions, please contact Human Resources or see details online at http://www.artcenter.edu/accd/employment.jsp.

Anna Berkel
Generalist, Human Resources
Art Center College of Design
Tel 626.396.2270 | Fax 626.683.0559

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Posted 03-26-10

- Stan Kong, Industrial Designer and Instructor at Art Center and Pasadena City College wrote, "I thought that you or someone you know might be interested in this job. Feel free to forward it on to others. - Stan"
Job Opportunity- Senior Industrial Designer at Cisco Systems, Irvine, CA. Cisco is transforming life’s experiences enabling consumers to leverage the network as the platform for sharing their content anywhere, anytime and on any device.

Job Description
Currently we are seeking the highest caliber level Senior Industrial Designer candidate to join our US design studio location in Irvine, CA reporting directly to the Senior Manager, Industrial Design.

He/she must have a stellar portfolio that transcends a demonstrated career of knowledge and senior level understanding of product design, design management, be a recognized design leader and posses the skill set and design ability to take on high profile design programs. This position requires a skill set to work with various cross functional disciplines on the product development teams and present strategy of high level design concepts to senior management. Exceptional design talent is a must to be considered for this position. We look for exceptional Senior Industrial Design talent able to hit the ground running, require minimal supervision, illustrates storytelling with classic skills of great sketch technique rich in content, and a high level of proficiency in the latest 2D and 3D software applications are required.

For complete information paste the following link,
http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=858152&svfId=499535&trk=

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Posted 03-26-10

- Peter di Sabatino, Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, American University of Sharjah, sent in this updated notice about job opportunities,

"Dear All, I am very happy to announce that the School of Architecture and Design at the American University of Sharjah is now the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD). This resolution was passed by the Board of Trustees on March 1st, and became effective immediately.

We also had a very major building renovation approved by the Board of Trustees which will include a very significant Materials and Digital Fabrication Lab. We will go into construction at the end of May for a very fast-track project that will be completed by the start of classes in September.

Best to all of you, and more later,

Peter"
American University of Sharjah
Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Design

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately; the position will remain open until filled, however full consideration will be assured to applicants submitting prior to March 31, 2010.
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The College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah invites applications for full-time teaching positions in the Departments of Architecture and Design. The initial contract will be for a three-year duration with an attractive salary and benefit package that includes housing, and places the candidate on a track for a full-time rolling contract.

All Architecture and Design Degree Programs at the College of Architecture, Art and Design are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (USA) and are licensed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The Bachelor of Architecture program is in candidacy status for the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accreditation, and is currently pursuing full NAAB accreditation. The Interior Design Program may advance towards Council of Interior Design Accreditation, and accreditation experience is desirable; design programs may pursue various additional accreditations as well.

At a minimum, a Master’s degree in Design, Architecture, and/or Interior Design is required as well as significant academic and professional experience. Licensure in the field is desirable when applicable and available. Interest and experience in interdisciplinary design education and global practice are highly desirable. A thorough knowledge of design history, theory and practice combined with digital skills and visual literacy, a record of professional practice, and outstanding communication skills are required. Familiarity with the local and regional context may be an advantage, and engagement/understanding of the local and regional context will be expected after employment.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate evidence of excellence (or the potential of, if at the level of Assistant Professor) in teaching, scholarly work and professional practice. The candidate will be expected to teach core curriculum and elective studios/classes, mentor students through an established advising process, engage in scholarship and research, and participate in service activities for the college, university and community.

Associate | Full Professor | Department Head - Design | Department of Design

The successful candidate will collaborate with the Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Design and the faculty on strategic planning and curricular facilitation and development, and will also be responsible for effectively managing human, fiscal, and physical resources.

This is a twelve-month administrative/teaching appointment pending approval; the successful candidate will be expected to teach nine credit hours per year at all levels of the design studio sequence as well as in related technical or theoretical areas, engage in scholarship or research, and participate in service activities for the college, university and community.

Qualifications include: Master Degree (or Doctorate degree) in one of the degrees offered currently, or in a related discipline, as well as significant academic, professional, and administrative experience. Interest and experience in interdisciplinary design education and global practice are highly desirable.

Design Search e-mail: dessearch@aus.edu

Assistant | Associate Professor in Media Design

Media Design | Department of Design

The successful candidate, with a minimum of a Master’s degree in Media Design or Visual Communication, will demonstrate a commitment to, and experience in, teaching at all levels of the studio sequence and related technical and/or theoretical areas in the Media Design (Multimedia) Program. Candidates should also bring extensive knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Interactive and Interface Design, Experience Design, Animation, 3D Modeling, Visual Communication, Sound Design, and emerging media technologies/practices.

This position can also be combined with the Department Head of Design position above (see above).

Design Search e-mail: dessearch@aus.edu

Assistant | Associate Professor in Graphic Design

Visual Communication | Department of Design

The successful candidate, with a minimum of a Master’s degree in Graphic Design or Visual Communication, will demonstrate a commitment, and experience in, teaching the core studio sequence as well as related technical and/or theoretical areas in the Visual Communication (Graphic Design) Program. Candidates should also bring extensive knowledge in one or more of the following areas; Typography, Branding, Editorial & Publication Design, Typeface Design, History of Design, Way-finding and Packaging Design. Knowledge of Arabic typography would be considered an asset, but is not essential. Experience in Typography and Typeface Design is very desired, and will be brought into consideration.

This position can also be combined with the Department Head of Design position above (see above).

Design Search e-mail: dessearch@aus.edu

Assistant | Associate Professor in Design Management

Design Management | Department of Design

The successful candidate, with a minimum of a Master’s degree in Design Management or an equivalent degree, will demonstrate a commitment to, and experience in, teaching theory, methods, innovation and practice aspects in the core curriculum of design management as well as related areas of business management, system/service design, design thinking and strategic design. Candidates should also bring extensive knowledge in one or more of the following areas; design, communication, research, operations and production management, organization and human resource management, branding, strategic design and design thinking. Knowledge of Arabic would be considered an asset, but is not essential; a thorough knowledge and solid background in the discipline of design management, theory and practice combined with significant business competency, a record of professional practice, and outstanding communication skills are required.

This position can also be combined with the Department Head of Design position above (see above).

Design Search e-mail: dessearch@aus.edu

Assistant | Associate Professor in Interior Design

Interior Design | Department of Architecture

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of the Interior Design studio sequence as well as in related technical or theoretical areas. The candidate should have demonstrated leadership skills (plus administrative skills if coordinator) and experience. Interest and experience in interdisciplinary design education and global practice is highly desirable.

A Master’s degree in Interior Design is preferred as well as significant academic experience; a Master’s degree in Architecture or Design may substitute if significant focus in practice and teaching is clearly in Interior Design. Professional and administrative experience (including licensure, if applicable) in the field is desirable.

This position may also include the role as coordinator of the program, if applicable.

Interior Design Search e-mail: idesearch@aus.edu

For All Positions:

The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is a leading comprehensive coeducational university in the Gulf, serving students from the United Arab Emirates, neighboring countries in the region and around the world. The College of Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Business and Management are the constituent academic units of the University, in addition to the College of Architecture, Art and Design. AUS is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status, or national origin. Website: www.aus.edu

The College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah currently has five undergraduate programs leading to degrees in Architecture, Interior Design, Visual Communication, Multimedia Design, and Design Management, plus a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning; additional minors and majors are being planned. The curriculum is based on the North American model with liberal arts and sciences integrated to professional education. All undergraduate students begin their first year studies in the College’s highly effective Foundation Program. A major renovation has been approved for construction this summer, inclusive of a very significant Materials and Digital Fabrication Lab.

Interested applicants should send a Letter of Interest outlining areas of teaching, practice, research/scholarship, and service. A Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three references, a digital portfolio of professional work and examples of student work must be submitted in confidence to the email addresses above. Application material must be packaged in a single PDF file clearly labeled with the applicant’s name. Incomplete applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; preference may be given to applicants who have academic experience with the North-American model of studio-based design education.

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience, and an attractive benefit package with housing is included. The successful candidates are expected to assume duties in September 2010, or before. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately; the position will remain open until filled, however full consideration will be assured to applicants submitting prior to March 31, 2010.

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Posted 02-12-10

- Larre Johnson, Partner/Creative Director, Big Honkin' Ideas Advertising forwarded this notice of a job opportunity, "Hi Tony, Big Honkin’ Ideas Advertising, Santa Monica, is looking for an art intern to help design and produce print and online materials for its three principal clients, UCLA, Jefferson National Life, and The Phoenix Group. Projects could range from business cards through brochures, collateral and web banners, blasts, micro sites. We’re looking for a team player eager to bring his or her experience to the agency and learn from people who have a combined 50 years in the advertising, marketing and public affairs. Big Honkin’ Ideas is a 12 year-old, full-service ad agency. If you have a strong sense of design and are willing to put in the hours to earn your stripes, call us. 310-656-0557. Ask for Karl or Larre. Email resumes welcome: larre@bhius.com"

I have known Larre for a long time and this is a great opportunity to work with a legendary Copywriter/Creative Director. Thanks Larre for sending us this posting. - Tony Luna

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