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Visiting Assistant Professor, Industrial Design

Purdue University k

West Lafayette, IN

Jan 23
Job Description

Visiting Assistant Professor, Full-Time, Non-tenure track, one academic-year contract. Start Date: August 14, 2023

Responsibilities
The Department of Art & Design at Purdue University is seeking a visiting assistant professor with expertise in Industrial Design to teach a range of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the Industrial Design program (up to eight classes per academic year). Other duties include: advising and mentoring undergraduates, reviewing portfolios and resumes, and participating in Industrial Design and departmental events.

Qualifications
The candidates must have a Master’s degree (MFA or MA) in Industrial Design or a related area. Candidate should demonstrate design experience in a portfolio. Successful candidates will also be comfortable advising and engaging the students with professionals in industrial design and related fields of practice. Candidates who have proficiency with materials and processes used in industrial design are preferred.

Program/Department/School
The Industrial Design program is composed of five faculty members with a wide range of expertise and offers a four-year undergraduate BFA degree and an MFA at the graduate level. The program is accredited by NASAD. The Industrial Design program now graduates 24 students each year with over 90% placement in industry. To learn more about the ID program, including its courses, go to: https://cla.purdue.edu/academic/rueffschool/ad/industrial/.

The Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance, one of ten departments/schools in the College of Liberal Arts, includes the Departments of Art and Design and Theatre along with the Divisions of Music and Dance. To learn more, go to: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/rueffschool

The College and University:
The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 45 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2023. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


Procedure
Candidates should submit application materials electronically via https://careers.purdue.edu/. The job requisition ID number for this position is 23692. Review of applications will begin March 1, with preferred deadline of March 31, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Required materials:
01. Letter of application
02. Resume/Curriculum vitae
03. Names of three references with both e-mail and phone numbers

Please upload the following materials into the “Additional Documents” section:
04. Copies of academic transcripts
05. Portfolio of academic and or professional work with a corresponding list with titles, dates, role in collaborative projects, and other pertinent information or a link to a personal website.
06. Portfolio of student/mentee work (if applicable) and a corresponding list with titles, courses and dates, and other pertinent information or a link to a personal teaching website.

Candidates must be able to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

A background check is required for employment in this position.

Equal Opportunity
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans, are encouraged to apply.