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Product Design Adjunct Faculty Member

ArtCenter College of Design k

Pasadena, CA | Onsite or Remote Possible

May 10
Job Description

Job Summary
Every position at ArtCenter plays an important part in carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College. This includes diversity, equity, inclusion, access, belonging (DEIAB) and culture.

The Product Design Department is seeking practicing product/industrial/experience designers (s) for faculty positions in our BS Product Design degree program. Depending on candidate location these part-time positions may be remote or in-person.

Candidates should demonstrate expertise in contemporary Product and Industrial Design approaches, a strong professional portfolio, design for sustainability, and a commitment to ethical and inclusive design practices. Must be familiar with current practices and critical issues relating to product/industrial/experience design, emerging technology, physical computing and qualitative methods in user research. Fluency in one or more of the following specializations is required:

User research and application, design process, UX design & strategy, visual communication skils (2D and/or 3D), Rapid Prototyping (digital and physical), Sustainability, Form development, Functional/Technical expertise, Manufacturing/Production, Ergonomics & Inclusive design, Business and Design Professional development, and DEI .

Faculty teach studio courses in product design, participate in curriculum development, advise students and to engage in Department development. A successful candidate will seek collaborations with other departments, programs, and schools.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
Provide classroom instruction, maintain and report student attendance, preparation of instructional material including class syllabi, grading students’ assignments and exams, posting students’ grades, consulting with students, replying to students’ inquiries, and facilitating course evaluations
Mentor and guide students beyond the classroom

Qualifications

Demonstrate teaching or mentoring experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level or in professional environments
An established, successful professional creative career demonstrated by a strong portfolio of projects.
Evidence of a commitment to diverse, inclusive practices in professional practice or other work.
A history of innovation, critical thinking with an active interest in pedagogy and academics
Demonstrated commitment to building innovative approaches to communication design and developing a solid context for their own practice
Have excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to handle confidential information Every position at ArtCenter plays an important part in carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College. This includes diversity, equity, inclusion, access, belonging (DEIAB) and culture.

The Product Design Department is seeking practicing product/industrial/experience designers (s) for faculty positions in our BS Product Design degree program. Depending on candidate location these part-time positions may be remote or in-person.

Candidates should demonstrate expertise in contemporary Product and Industrial Design approaches, a strong professional portfolio, design for sustainability, and a commitment to ethical and inclusive design practices. Must be familiar with current practices and critical issues relating to product/industrial/experience design, emerging technology, physical computing and qualitative methods in user research. Fluency in one or more of the following specializations is required:

User research and application, design process, UX design & strategy, visual communication skils (2D and/or 3D), Rapid Prototyping (digital and physical), Sustainability, Form development, Functional/Technical expertise, Manufacturing/Production, Ergonomics & Inclusive design, Business and Design Professional development, and DEI .

Faculty teach studio courses in product design, participate in curriculum development, advise students and to engage in Department development. A successful candidate will seek collaborations with other departments, programs, and schools.


Application Details

How to Apply
Please provide the following materials:
Letter of interest Curriculum Vitae with a list of three professional references
Sample of scholarly work (acceptable formats include, but are not limited to, published articles, writing in progress, and digital humanities projects)
Official transcripts will be required at time of employment
ArtCenter Employment Application

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Qualified applicants should send all requested materials and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Interaction Design” in the subject line.

ArtCenter College of Design

About ArtCenter
Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education and has had an international reputation for its rigorous, transdisciplinary curriculum, faculty of professionals, strong ties to industry, and commitment to socially responsible design. We are an independent, nonprofit, four-year college offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in eleven specialized programs and graduate degrees in ten art and design disciplines.