Assistant Professor of Industrial Design

  • Arizona State University
  • Tempe, AZ, USA
  • Oct 29, 2019
Full time Education

Job Description

The successful candidate will see themselves as a dedicated change agent utilizing their knowledge of the design professions and how design thinking along with lessons from design history, can change the world; will challenge traditional design curricula with a vision for the future of design education; and will recognize and communicate a leadership role within the wider context of design management within organizations.

 The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in the teaching of the Industrial Design Bachelor of Science in Design, Master of Industrial Design and Master of Science in Design degree programs. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level studio courses as well as lecture/seminar courses in these degree programs. Mentoring thesis projects is also included as part of the teaching responsibility. The candidate will also be expected to advise student organizations, specifically IDSA and participate in service to the program, school, institute and university.  In addition, the candidate will be expected to demonstrate the potential to develop and sustain research/creative activity capable of achieving national and international recognition.

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Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate is required to possess:

  • A graduate degree in Industrial Design or a related field;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, including a minimum of three years’ experience teaching university level industrial design studio and/or theory courses;
  • Demonstrated potential to develop and sustain a recognized research agenda capable of achieving national recognition;
  • An identifiable research/creative activity agenda recognized within the discipline of Industrial Design.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of design methodology dedication to recruiting an internationally diverse and vibrant student population.
  • Commitment to research with teaching

 Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to individuals with any of the following additional qualifications;

  • Experience with online, studio, and lecture based course structures and especially courses related to transdisciplinary design principles.
  • Experience teaching Design History both discipline centric students and to a wider audience of disparate university degree professionals.
  • Any additional education/certificates in Business, Health Innovation, Engineering and/ or Sustainability.
  • Professional experience, either in a management role or as a designer within an organization and/or consultancy.