Teaching Opportunity at Kansas State University for a Professional Industrial Designer
The Department of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design (IAID) invites applications for a Professor of Practice in Industrial Design beginning August 2024. We are searching for an industrial designer with creative energy, passion, and the ability to integrate contemporary professional methods and processes into design studio teaching. If you are a working professional that is interested in transitioning from a professional studio environment to the classroom, we want you to join our department at Kansas State University in Manhattan Kansas. Even if you have never taught before, we are interested in hearing from you. Our dedicated industrial design faculty members will support you in becoming a valuable resource to our program and students. There is some flexibility in teaching responsibilities, but candidates should have the ability to teach two or more of the following areas in the industrial design program: ID Studio Coursework (various levels), Contemporary Professional Practice, 3D Modeling and Rendering, and/or Internship Coordination.
-Ten or more years of Industrial Design experience
-A diverse portfolio of design work in a variety of industries
-Experience mentoring, hiring, and/or supervising designers
-Record of service to the design community
-Previous experience teaching design in higher education
-Bachelor’s degree Industrial Design
-At least six years of Industrial Design experience
-A portfolio of industrial design work
-Ability to develop and teach lectures and seminars related to professional practice in ID
-Ability to teach undergraduate design studios
-Ability to teach industry standard 3D modeling and rendering
-Ability to teach design thinking at multiple scales and complexities
-Ability to coordinate student internships
Submit the following as a single compiled PDF document. Review of applications will begin on January 15th, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.
1. Letter of interest addressing qualifications.
2. Curriculum vitae / Resume.
3. Personal portfolio.
4. List of three professional and/or academic references with full contact information
5. Teaching portfolio of student work (if applicable)
To learn more about our unique program contact Nathan Howe (email@example.com) or visit us at apdesign.k-state.edu/IAID. Additional information may be found at www.k-state.edu (university), apdesign.k-state.edu (college), and www.manhattan.org (community).