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Assistant or Associate Professor of Industrial Design

University of Houston k

Houston, TX

Aug 19
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University of Houston I Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design

Assistant or Associate Professor of Industrial Design

The Industrial Design program at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston, seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member in industrial design with practical experience in the field of industrial design and relevant fields in design research, interactive technology and theory, beginning August 2020. The appointed faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, work with the Director of the Industrial Design program in developing curriculum while pursuing an agenda of high profile design research, writing and creative production.

The University of Houston is a leading public university recognized as one of four Tier One research public universities in Texas by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2011. The college invites innovative designers/scholars to help spearhead the growth of the program, and to develop synergistic relationships with other disciplines within the College of Architecture and Design, the university, the community, and corporations.

Qualified candidates must have a master degree or higher in industrial design (MFA, MID, MS, Ph.D.) or a related discipline with a record of scholarly and creative work. Excellence in design and creative works may be demonstrated through a proven track record as an inspired practitioner, educator and/or researcher. Candidates should possess a strong background and advanced knowledge of contemporary professional practices in one or more of the following areas: interaction design, UX/UI, digital visualization, design research for and with emerging technology hardware and software.

The appointee will be required to contribute to teaching undergraduate and graduate industrial design courses, act as student adviser and supervisor to groups and individual students. The faculty member will be expected to participate in curriculum development, engage in academic and professional community service, and work collaboratively with internal and external research partners, organizations, and corporations.

Application and Required Attachments
Only electronic applications will be accepted. Required attachments are: (1) current curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter/letter of application; (3) three letters of recommendation; (4) unofficial transcripts; (5) portfolio of professional and student work with candidate’s role or responsibility indicated; and (5) design research case study reports and/or publications.

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Rank and salary offered will be appropriate to qualifications. Application submittal review will begin January 20, 2020. The search will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, and the Industrial Design program, please visit our website:

Please include your resume or CV and all other required in the posting. Only applications with all required documents will be considered. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and require a criminal history check.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.