The School of Architecture and Design (SoAD) at Wentworth Institute of Technology invites applications for a position in Industrial Design at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
Teaching responsibilities for these positions will include lecture courses, seminars, and design studios. Programmatic coursework ranges from hands-on foundation level courses in drawing, modelmaking, color theory, and visual communications to more advanced upper-level coursework in CAD, rapid-prototyping, research methodology, design theory, and thematic design studios.
Faculty members are expected to work collaboratively and interdependently within a small group, deliver courses that integrate their areas of expertise, engage in an active research and scholarship agenda, advise students, and meet service obligations (school, university, and community). Lastly, the ability to demonstrate both methodological and pedagogical flexibility is also expected to meet the demands of our students and the evolving profession.
Applicant qualifications include a terminal degree in Industrial Design, Design, Art or related field (e.g., Master of Design, Master of Fine Arts, and/or PhD.)
Rank is negotiable, based on qualifications and experience. The position includes a comprehensive benefits package and a competitive salary.
Minimum Work Experience Required: Experience in teaching Industrial Design in an academic setting. Professional design experience
Preferred Work Experience Required: 1 year of full-time university-level teaching, or equivalent, beyond graduate-level assistantships (equivalent to 1 year with a 3-3 teaching load) 5 years of professional design experience
Advertised Minimum Qualifications:
-Demonstrable knowledge in CAD (Rhino and/or Solidworks) and digital fabrication as it pertains to the design profession.
-Demonstrable experience in physical and digital prototyping as it pertains to the design profession
-Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
-Potential to excel in undergraduate teaching and mentorship
-Potential to establish a clear scholarship/creative agenda
-Ability to demonstrate and communicate technical know-how in the classroom
Advertised Preferred Qualifications:
-Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
-Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentorship, and curriculum development
-Evidence of excellence in creative activities and scholarship
Applicants should submit: -
1) Cover letter that describes areas of expertise and qualifications for position (1-page limit)
2) Current curriculum vitae
3 & 4) Teaching and research/scholarship statement detailing their creative/design-related experiences and pedagogical philosophy and including specific plans for teaching advancement and scholarship (no more than three pages in length)
5 Portfolio visually demonstrating the candidate’s own research/creative work and scholarship, in addition to their teaching and students’ accomplishments (30-40 images)
6) A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement describing their commitment to and experience with fostering a diverse and inclusive campus culture (no more than two pages in length)
7) Contact information for three professional references. Candidates will be notified before the University contacts their references.
Review of applications begins on April 9, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is expected to be filled for Fall 2023.