Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - Industrial Design

Iowa State University k

Ames, IA

May 24
Job Description

The Industrial Design Department within the College of Design at Iowa State University is accepting applications for a full time, tenured/tenure-track faculty member. Candidates will be considered at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank. The successful candidate is expected to make significant contributions to the knowledge base and profile of the program and University through excellence in research and scholarship. The primary areas of teaching may include industrial design studios as well as lecture courses related to commercial practice, systematic methodology, design for manufacture, strategy, innovation, advanced visualization, systems thinking, service design or industry engagement.

Applicants should be prepared to describe their work in detail and discuss its merits in the context of industrial design at Iowa State University.

Founded in 2010, the Department of Industrial Design has established a strong reputation through collaborative linkages with the Colleges of Engineering and Business and the private sector. Currently the Department consists of 9 FTE faculty members with backgrounds in Art, Architecture, Graphic Design, Digital Media, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, Manufacturing and Professional Practice. There are more than 200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Other distinguished departments within the College of Design include Architecture, Art and Visual Culture, Community and Regional Planning, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture. The College of Design is dedicated to all forms of diversity and inclusion, and committed to the expanded role of art and design as an agent of change in society.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 34,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Qualifications:

MID or MFA in industrial design or related field
BID or equivalent professional degree in industrial design or related field + 10 years of relevant industry experience

In addition to the preceding qualification, the candidate must have a documented record of relevant scholarship or other creative work.

In addition to the requirements listed above, for consideration at associate professor, candidates must meet the requirements commensurate for the rank in the College of Design and Department of Industrial Design.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Evidence or promise of strong focus in the areas of teaching, scholarship and/or practice.
- Ability to managing industry-sponsored academic projects, commercial practice and demonstrated potential to contribute to and thrive in a collaborative academic environment.

Application Instructions:

For complete application instructions and to apply, please visit: http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/40297

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.