The Department of Design, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks an Assistant Professor to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
The next Assistant Professor in Industrial Design in the Department of Design at Ohio State University (https://design.osu.edu) will possess expertise in the principles of this field's practices as they apply to the creation of products, services, experiences, and networks that anticipate and visualize future needs. A commitment to promoting sustainable and socially impactful design practices is essential. The ability to teach analog or digital visualization and modelling techniques, UX principles and practices as related to products/services/systems, or material properties and manufacturing practices is desirable. Because the Department of Design offers true collaborative learning opportunities to the students in its undergraduate majors (Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Visual Communication Design), applicants should excel at collaboration and value interdisciplinary practices as part of their instruction and research approaches. The ability to teach from a student-centered perspective at the undergraduate and graduate level and support for the department's long-standing commitment to increasing the diversity of the design professions is expected
We seek a colleague who is interested in exploring topics that are situated beyond traditional areas of design research and practice in order to maximize future impact. Our university has identified several 'discovery themes' that foster innovative research in areas that pertain to design, including sustainable and resilient economy, food for health, materials and manufacturing for sustainability, creative practice and civic engagement, as well as livable futures. As we advocate for the development of socially relevant and sustainably produced products, environments, or services, it is expected that the successful appointee will have the potential to contribute to the community-engaged research and creative activity associated with Ohio State's new DESISLAB (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability, https://www.desisnetwork.org/courses/ohio-state-desis-lab/). The successful applicant's creative endeavors may also be supported by the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD, https://accad.osu.edu/) and the interdisciplinary analog and digital fabrication workshops that the department shares with the Department of Art.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14577. A complete application consists of a cover letter (including your interest in the position, a description of your instructional approach, a summary of your areas of expertise, and a description of how your interests can be leveraged to increase the diversity of the design disciplines), a curriculum vitae, a portfolio of professional and/or student work, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Sébastien Proulx, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A terminal degree (MFA or equivalent) in Industrial Design or Product Design is required. A PhD (or ABD status) is preferred. In addition, experience as a design educator is desirable. Appointment is contingent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.
Target Salary: Negotiable
Job Category: Instructional/Faculty
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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