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Assistant Professor Position

Appalachian State University k

Boone, NC

Jan 12
Job Description

Primary responsibilities will include developing and teaching courses in upper and lower level studios, materials and processes courses, as well as other support courses in the industrial design program area. Preference is given to those that have advanced manufacturing processes and human factors experience. Additional responsibilities will include advising students, recruiting, maintaining labs/materials, program development, providing instruction that fosters student’s success in their chosen area of study, as well as participating actively in departmental governance and performing academic service to the university and college. Maintaining a high level of related scholarly/creative work is required.

Appalachian State University

The Department of Applied Design offers three NASAD accredited undergraduate majors with nearly 500 students: Apparel Design and Merchandising, Industrial Design with concentrations in Furniture and Product Design and Interior Design. Given faculty retirements and increased student enrollment, the department of Applied Design is hiring several tenure track positions to fill these needs. The department includes design studios, 10,000 square feet of prototyping space, computer labs and designated class rooms.
The Industrial Design program challenges students through industry collaborations and studio projects to develop a comprehensive knowledge base and skill set to succeed professionally. App State IND students’ work has been recognized in both national and international venues including WantedDesign®, SaloneSatellite® in Milan, Designboom® Mart Copenhagen, ICFF in New York, and Dwell® on Design in Los Angeles. Additionally, the program has recently conducted sponsored studios with US Forestry Service, Kikkerland, GreenLifeTech, Reebok, WestRock Packaging, Wilsonart, and Eastman Chemical. The program currently offers international experiences abroad in Prague and Belgium. For more information, please visit our web page at:
Appalachian State University is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of over 20,000. Appalachian is consistently recognized in such publications as U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Kiplinger, and Sierra as one of the outstanding universities in the southeastern United States. The university stresses excellence in teaching and prides itself on an outstanding working relationship between student and professor. It has a wide variety of cultural and outdoor programs for the enjoyment of faculty, staff, and students.