Assistant Professor Of Industrial Design

Arizona State University | Tempe, Az

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2 months ago

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Job description

The Design School at Arizona State University seeks an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design to serve in-person and online programs in the Industrial Design program. This is a tenure track appointment beginning Fall 2024. This position is located on the Tempe Campus.

About ASU
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. In 2022, ASU was named a Hispanic-Serving Institution and in 2023, ASU joined the prestigious Association of American Universities. ASU is deeply committed to advancing in innovative ways while sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment for all members of our community.

Essential Functions
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 participate in service to the program, school, institute, university and community such as IDSA. 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 and attracting external funding.

We are especially interested in applicants who are dedicated to advancing the ASU Charter and realizing ASU’s Design Aspirations.

Required Qualifications:

? A PhD in Industrial Design or a related field
? Demonstrated excellence in teaching with a minimum of one year of experience teaching university-level industrial design studio and/or theory courses
? An identifiable research/creative activity agenda within the discipline of Industrial Design, with demonstrated potential to develop and sustain national recognition

Desired Qualifications:
? Experience with studio, lecture-based course structures and online courses and especially courses related to transdisciplinary design principles.

? Experience teaching and or practicing one or more of the following areas:
? Design Thinking
? Design for health
? Design & Technology, Computer science
? Service design
? UX design, Design, Media Design, New Media
? Product design
? Environmental Design, Transportation Design
? Engineering Design
? Social Innovation
? Interaction Design / Interactive System Design
? New technologies for Industrial Design (Artificial intelligence, big data, augmented reality, among others)
? Equitable and Sustainable Design, and Design for the Circular Economy
? Physical, Perceptual and Cognitive Human Factors

? Additional education/certificates in Business, Health Innovation, UX, Engineering , social design and/ or Sustainability, Materials, Color, Materials, Finish (CMF)
? Professional experience within a design organization.
? Demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching, and willingness to teach in both in-person and online formats.
? Ability to balance research and/or creative work across disciplines, either within The Design School , the Herberger Institute or across campus.
? Ability to obtain and attract funding to support their research or creative work.
? Experience building and sustaining community partnerships in equitable, ethical, and sustainable ways.

Instructions to Apply:
Please submit the following materials as separate items:
1. A C.V.
2. A letter of interest that addresses position description and required qualifications.
3. Contact information for three references (educational and/or professional) including name, e-mail address and telephone number.
4. A portfolio of personal creative/research work of no more than ten examples;

Applicants advancing to the second round of review may be asked to provide additional materials.
All applications must be submitted electronically via .

Application Deadline:
The application deadline is April 23, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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