Assistant Professor of Industrial Design (Tenure-Track) (23-24)
Internal Number: 201937079
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
Job ID: 100031 Rank: Assistant Professor College/School: Chicago, IL - Jarvis College of Computing & Digital Media Responsibilities:
The School of Design within the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in September 2023. Job responsibilities include teaching, maintaining research or creative activity, and providing service to the School of Design and the broader institution. The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member in the School of Design and will have teaching responsibilities in the area of Industrial Design.
DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas in their diversity statement. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Who We Are
Located in the heart of Chicago, the School of Design prides itself on nurturing a diverse body of students to become visionary designers who will become leaders in their fields. The School of Design uniquely comprises a range of design disciplines (industrial, graphic, UX, game) working closely alongside one another. We are interested in applicants with a focus in industrial design who can foster collaborations with students and colleagues across the school. Our faculty builds bridges within and outside DePaul and engages in community outreach that reflects DePaul's Vincentian Mission. DePaul is on the quarter system, and the teaching load is two courses per quarter. You can learn more about the School of Design and its various programs here: https://www.cdm.depaul.edu/about/Pages/School-of-Design.aspx
Faculty in the School of Design are given many forms of support to develop their careers. Faculty have access to cutting-edge equipment and lab spaces, including two well-equipped makerspaces with facilities for fabricating wood, metal, plastics, soft goods, and electronics; recording, film, stop-motion animation, and motion-capture studios; and several VR and AR production spaces. The position features well-paid compensation and support for exhibiting and presenting work at festivals, galleries, museums, and conferences. Colleagues in the School of Design program are dedicated to mutual success and growth, and we are interested in someone who will add new dimensions to our programs.
Required Qualifications: We are seeking candidates with experience bringing products to market, and expertise in any other areas related to industrial design. Qualified candidates should have a terminal degree (MFA, MDes, or equivalent) in industrial design or a related field. A proven commitment to quality teaching at the undergraduate level, an active record of professional creative practice, and evidence of working collaboratively are required. Preferred candidates will have at least two years of teaching experience at the college level; be able to contribute their expertise to shaping DePaul's industrial design curriculum; be able to teach both theoretical and practical hands-on courses; have experience in design research; and be motivated to work with faculty and students on building curriculum and leading school-wide initiatives.
We are especially interested in candidates whose work and interests align with DePaul's Vincentian mission which calls on the university to address the great questions of our day, promoting peaceful, just, and equitable solutions to social and environmental challenges. Specifically, the School of Design is working to develop curricula that address diversity and anti-racism and respond to contemporary industry trends, societal issues, and dynamic, intersecting design disciplines. You can read more about DePaul's mission here: https://offices.depaul.edu/mission-ministry/about/Pages/mission.aspx . Special Instructions to Applicants: For priority consideration, apply by December 1, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
To apply please submit the following application materials:
a cover letter describing your experience and interests
a statement of teaching philosophy
a portfolio of creative work with a narrative describing the work
syllabi from prior courses or a detailed syllabus for a proposed course
a diversity statement that addresses your values, experiences and future plans concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and/or creative work/research
names and contact details of three references who have agreed to provide a reference letter
DePaul University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
Cover Letter(1) C.V.(1) Teaching Statement(1) Portfolio(1) Syllabus(1) Diversity Statement(1) Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.