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Professor of Practice in Industrial Design

Kansas State University, Department of Interior Architecture & Industrial Design k

Manhattan, KS

Nov 9
Job Description

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.

Preferred Qualifications
-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

Minimum Qualifications
-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

Application Details

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)

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Kansas State University, Department of Interior Architecture & Industrial Design

Why Join Us
Kansas State University, a land grant institution, is dedicated to a three-fold mission of teaching, engaging in creative activities and/or research related to design practice/education, and contributing to service initiatives. The active learning environment of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design provides students with an extraordinary education interweaving multiple design disciplines into strong programs of study. Accredited by NASAD (the National Association for Schools of Art and Design) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), K-State’s Interior Architecture and Industrial Design programs are built upon a 50-year tradition of providing students with a nationally recognized and innovative education. The IAID Department offers two Master’s degrees, one in Interior Architecture and the other in Industrial Design, and the department’s award-winning Furniture Design curriculum augments both degree paths. IAID is housed in Seaton Hall alongside departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Regional Community Planning which creates a robust environment of creative disciplines rife with collaborative opportunities. As a faculty member in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, you will be teaching classes in a beautiful, historic space with modern classrooms, design laboratories, and a 20,000 sq. ft. world-class fabrication and research laboratory.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion.
Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.