About the Position:
The newly launched Department of Product Design in the College of Design seeks applicants for a part-time faculty instructor to teach the PRD 151: CAD II course during the Spring 2021. This is the second CAD course (of three) in the PRD curriculum, and runs January 25-May14, 2021.
The primary software in this 1-credit, freshman-level course is Autodesk Fusion 360, though students have prior introductory instruction in Rhinoceros. In addition to training students in the use of this CAD package, the instructor should be able to bridge concepts of software skill acquisition with design process; experience with product development utilizing Fusion 360 is preferred. The College of Design has digital fabrication equipment to support physical output from course lessons and learning objectives, including FDM and LFS printers, laser cutters, a CNC router and KUKA robotic arm.
This course can be delivered online and has the potential for select, in-person meetings as may be necessary or appropriate when reviewing physical outputs from coursework. Course meeting time to be determined based on instructor availability and existing student course schedules.
You hold a MS or equivalent terminal degree in industrial design, product design, product engineering, or related discipline is preferred. We will also consider candidates who have a Bachelor degree plus extensive relevant professional experience. You are able to express:
• Fluency in Autodesk Fusion 360
• Evidence of product development/design process utilizing CAD.
• Knowledge and experience with digital fabrication workflows.
• Familiarity with use of technology in the education process (delivering classes via presentations, using e-learning systems, reports).
• A basic understanding of, or experience with, professional design practice and relevant and emerging digital technologies.
• Strong verbal and written communication abilities.
• Ability to quickly learn and utilize the university’s course management system (Canvas).
Interested applicants should complete an online application and include the following:
• Curriculum Vitae highlighting product development experience and CAD knowledge.
• Cover letter identifying relevant experience and qualifications for this specific CAD course.
• 3-5 links to project examples where you’ve utilized CAD for product design or development. Please include the links on a document uploaded under Specific Request 1.
• Names and contact information for two (2) references who can speak to the candidate’s teaching abilities and specific CAD experience/knowledge.
Please contact Jon Mills, Chair of the Department of Product Design, with any questions: [email protected]
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.