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Assistant Professor of Human-Centered/Product Design - Tenure Track Position

Northern Michigan University k

Marquette, MI

Jan 21
Job Description

Description: This position includes teaching three courses per semester that would include Human-Centered/Industrial Design studio art courses and art foundations courses when required. The Assistant Professor is required to participate in university, college and school committee work, and maintain professional involvement in the field of Human-Centered Design. This is a campus-based position.

Requirements:
MFA or MID in Human-Centered Design/Product Design/Industrial Design or related field

Previous university/college teaching experience, which could include graduate teaching assistantships. Experience assessing student learning outcomes.

Ability to instruct students throughout all stages of design skill and process (sketching, model making, structure, assembly, production methods, problem solving, research, theory, and
ethics).

Proficiency with rapid prototyping/manufacturing technology and industrial production practices including assisting students with Computer Aided Design, Laser Cutters, 3D Printers and Computer Numerically Controlled machining projects. Software expertise with 2D and 3D Modeling/Rendering/CAM, and Adobe Software.

Proficiency in model making and prototype construction using an assortment of materials including wood, metal and plastics and both analogue and digital methodology is also required.

Ability to teach at undergraduate level.

Ability to work with others.

Effective oral and written communication.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:
Experience with sustainable design practices.
Experience with Rhinoceros Software and Apple platform.
Hands on Experience with Tool Methodologies for Physical Prototypes
Active involvement in design methodology with an innovative design process that promotes research and experimentation through production techniques, form and interaction.

Application materials will include:
• Faculty Application
• Cover Letter
• CV
• Teaching Philosophy
• Unofficial Transcripts
• Design Portfolio (single pdf 1 GB Limit)
• Student Work Portfolio (single pdf 1 GB Limit)

Application Closes March, 5th 2021

Contact Information:
Associate Dean & Director
School of Art & Design
Daric Christian
dachrist@nmu.edu

Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs.

NMU has a population of about 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers over 170 degree programs, including 25 graduate programs. More than 75 percent of NMU's 300-plus full-time faculty members have doctorates or the highest degree in their fields, and a hallmark of the NMU experience is that full-time faculty members teach at all levels - freshmen through graduate courses. NMU’s 1,100 employees view helping students succeed as not only a university priority, but a personal goal.

The School of Art & Design at Northern Michigan University offers unique opportunities for creative students. Graduates of the program are employed throughout the country in careers ranging from animators, art directors, cinematographers, illustrators, product designers, studio photographers, studio artist, video editors, web and app designers, and entrepreneurs of large and small art businesses or design firms.

The Art and Design building has over 110,000 square feet of studios, a lecture hall, critique and screening rooms. Professional facilities include Advanced Computer Labs, Photography Studio, Painting and Drawing Studios, Green Screen Lighting Studio, along with well equipped Ceramics, Woodworking, Sculpture, and Metalsmithing workshops.

I encourage you to explore our web site art.nmu.edu for more information, including examples of student work from every major in our school.