Department: Arts and Sciences | Design
Tenure faculty (regardless of rank) - persons with the titles of professor, associate professor, assistant professor and instructor who serve on appointments totaling 50% or more service to the university and who are eligible for tenure or who have obtained tenure. Duties and responsibilities are assigned in accordance with the workload guidelines laid out in the pattern of administration of each faculty member’s tenure initiation unit (TIU) and, as appropriate, regional campus; obligations will include research, service and/or teaching or clinical practice. These faculty will have earned doctorate or other terminal degree in the relevant field of study or possession of equivalent experience.
The Department of Design at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Industrial Design to start August 15, 2024. The successful applicant will possess the promise of or expertise in the principles of Industrial Design practices as they apply to the research and development of products, services, experiences, and networks that anticipate and envision future needs.
We seek a colleague whose research examines materials & processes within broader design contexts (e.g., advanced or novel materials, biomaterials, sustainability), and emphasizes transdisciplinary, collaborative, or ethics-oriented areas of practice (e.g., community-engaged design, discursive design, transitional design, design justice, emerging technologies/AI). The successful appointee might contribute to community-engaged research and creative activity associated with Ohio State’s DESIS Lab, CDME, ACCAD and/or other OSU Centers and Institutes. The ideal candidate will have the capacity to teach a diverse body of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and will the department’s long-standing commitment to cultivating greater diversity of the design professions.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Required: Terminal degree – MFA, PhD preferred, ABDs welcome to apply – in Industrial Design, Product Design, or a related field. Terminal degree in hand by August 15, 2024. Candidates applying at Associate rank do not need to be tenured at their current institution.
Desired: Experience as a design educator and/or design practitioner is desirable. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, in line with OSU’s Shared Values (see below).
How to Apply:
A competitive application consists of the following required elements: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, a portfolio of professional and/or student work, and three letters of reference.
You will be presented with the opportunity to attach up to FIVE documents in the Application Documents section. Please include the following:
Attachment 1: Cover Letter: 1-2 page letter, which should include a brief summary of your academic background and why you are interested in this opportunity.
Attachment 2: CV (Curriculum Vitae): Detailed overview of your scholarly experience, including your research experience, teaching and mentoring experience, professional practice, service, funding, and publications.
Attachment 3: Research Program description including current activities, works in progress, and long term scholarship goals.
Attachment 4: Teaching Statement: A statement that articulates your pedagogical approach and two course ideas you would like to develop (including learning objectives).
Attachment 5: Portfolio of professional and/or student work.
References: You will be sent an email with instructions to provide names and contact information for three reference letters following submission of your application materials.
Review of applications will begin on November 13, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Asst. Prof. William Nickley at email@example.com.
With more than 80 majors and 100 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of the university. The Arts and Sciences provides extraordinary opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, blending creativity and analysis to truly be at the forefront of thought. The breadth and depth of knowledge in the college gives students and researchers the critical thinking and adaptability essential for a lifetime of success.
The Department of Design offers three undergraduate majors (BSD Industrial Design, BSD Interior Design, and BSD Visual Communication Design), a Design Thinking minor, and two tracks of graduate study (MFA Design Research & Development, MFA Digital Animation & Interactive Media). Our undergraduate program features a year of Design Foundations followed by competitive major acceptance for small cohorts of 18-20 students, and an emphasis on research and cross-major collaboration. Our three-year graduate program admits 8-12 MFA students annually, the majority of which are fully funded. The diversity of our design faculty’s expertise and the value we place on collegiality and collaboration are points of departmental pride.