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Tenure Track Assistant Professor for UX and Sustainable Design

U of H Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture & Design k

Houston, TX

Oct 6
Job Description

Description:
The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We are seeking an accomplished professional with specialization and expertise in UX design and/or Sustainable Design research and practice.

The Industrial Design program at the College has established itself as a competitive award-winning program in both the national and international design landscape. This tenure-track position reflects the College’s strategic expansion in UX and Sustainable System Design through collaboration with institutions and industry partners. This individual will work closely with other faculty members under the concentration of UX and/or sustainable system design to expand a robust curriculum and research portfolio. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated understanding and expertise in these focused areas, and have experience in leading research and design projects in an academic or industry setting. The candidate should also demonstrate a thorough understanding of the value and potential of inclusive design for a diverse population and community. The candidate is expected to foster a climate of collaboration in the University community and support a positive and energetic environment that focuses on excellence in design research and practice. The candidate’s research initiatives will be fully supported by the College’s CRAFT Lab with cutting-edge prototyping systems including robotics, additive manufacturing, and interactive technologies.

As a member of the academic faculty at the College of Architecture and Design, this tenure-track position will be responsible for leading research in the focused areas, offering studio and specialized elective courses, and services:

1. Help develop and expand the UX and/or Sustainability System Design curriculum
2. Lead design studio teaching, lecture, and lab instruction
3. Collaborative and interpersonal skills to work effectively within a diverse setting
4. Participate in seeking and securing external grants and funding to support research
5. Participate in expanding industry collaboration/partnerships
6. Contribute to the planning and expansion of the Industrial Design program

The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants should provide the following: a letter of interest responding to the outlined duties and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a portfolio of design work and/or samples of publications, and a portfolio of student work encouraged (All with the candidate's role or responsibility indicated). Please provide contact information for three references.

For further information or questions please contact:
Jeff Feng, Search Committee Chair
ffeng@Central.UH.EDU

Applications should be submitted at http://jobs.uh.edu. Application review will begin on October 1 and will continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant is expected to start in mid-August 2023. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

For more information about the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design please visit www.arch.uh.edu.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:
Qualified candidates for the position must have a terminal degree in industrial design or related disciplines. The candidate should have a strong portfolio and some experience in cross-disciplinary teaching or practice evidenced by publication in design-related fields, success in competitively funded scholarly/professional activities, as well as a demonstrated commitment to excellence in design. Industry experience, specifically in UX/UI design and/or sustainable system design is required.

Required Attachments by Candidate:
Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Portfolio

Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.



U of H Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture & Design

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design strives to empower ethical and critical thinkers who understand the power of design to shape our physical and social environment, are skilled in their craft, and assume leadership roles within their chosen professions. The College provides an educative environment in which students negotiate the complexities of contemporary design practice and of sociopolitical issues.