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Industrial Design Tenure Track Position

Appalachian State University k

Boone, NC

Dec 6
Job Description

Primary responsibilities will include developing and teaching courses in upper and lower-
level studios in both furniture and product design, materials and processes courses, as well
as other support courses in the industrial design program area. Preference is given to those
that have strong fabrication skills and/or advanced CAD skills. Additional responsibilities
will include advising students, recruiting, maintaining labs/materials, program
development, providing instruction that fosters student’s success in their chosen area of
study, as well as participating actively in departmental governance and performing
academic service to the university and college. Maintaining a high level of related
scholarly/creative work is required.

Required Qualifications: A terminal degree in Industrial Design (Master’s or higher) or a
related field, potential for nationally recognized creative and/or scholarly research in their
field, and professional design experience. Preference may be given to candidates with a
minimum of 3 years teaching experience at the college level.

Appalachian State University

The Industrial Design program challenges students through industry collaborations and
studio projects to develop a comprehensive knowledge base and skill set to succeed
professionally. App State IND students’ work has been recognized in both national and
international venues including WantedDesign®, SaloneSatellite® in Milan, Designboom®
Mart Copenhagen, ICFF in New York, Dwell® on Design in Los Angeles and the High
Point Furniture Market. Additionally, the program has recently conducted sponsored
studios with US Forestry Service, Kikkerland, Davis Furniture, GreenLifeTech, Reebok,
WestRock Packaging, Wilsonart, and Eastman Chemical. The program currently offers
international experiences abroad in Belgium and Prague. For more information, please visit
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Appalachian State University is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of
over 20,000 students. Appalachian is consistently recognized in such publications as U.S.
News and World Report, Forbes, Kiplinger, and Sierra as one of the outstanding universities
in the southeastern United States. The university stresses excellence in teaching and prides
itself on an outstanding working relationship between student and professor. It has a wide
variety of cultural and outdoor programs for the enjoyment of faculty, staff, and students.

Boone, North Carolina is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from the Blue
Ridge Parkway. Known for mountain views and beautiful scenery, the area is a common
vacation and summer home destination. The 3,300-foot elevation makes for cool summers,
spectacular fall scenery, and excellent outdoor recreational opportunities.