The School of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education at Utah State University is searching for a candidate to fill the faculty position of an Professional Practice Assistant Professor, in the Outdoor Product Design and Development (OPDD) degree program at the Moab Campus. This unique and young program offers academic, field, and industry-based experiences that bring together design, engineering, outdoor recreation, sustainability, business, and many other concepts important in the supply chain of outdoor products and business. The OPDD program is bachelor of science that prepares students for product design and/or development in the outdoor and other product related industries.
The individual selected for this position will start in the Fall of 2019. This is a full-time, academic year appointment (nine months), on the Utah State University Moab campus with opportunities for summer employment. This position’s primary role assignment will be teaching in the OPDD program. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2019, and application reviews and interviews will continue until the position is filled.
The successful applicant for this position will develop and teach undergraduate courses for the Outdoor Product, Design, and Development degree program.Instructional emphasis will be placed on design-oriented courses for OPDD students.Specific courses within the work assignment may include sketching, computer based product modeling, creation of physical models, and prototyping; and junior/senior studio oversight. Participation in university, college, and/or school/departmental activities is required as part of each USU faculty member’s service responsibilities, and engagement in the local community is expected. This individual will also provide assistance to other OPDD and ASTE faculty in the preparation and delivery of course materials, and in support of extracurricular activities. In addition, the effective use of USU’s learning management system (i.e. Canvas) is required in the delivery of course materials.
Utah State University (USU) is one of the nation's premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities. We foster the principle that academics come first; we cultivate diversity of thought and culture; and we serve the public through learning, discovery, and engagement. USU offers undergraduate, professional, and graduate degrees in numerous fields of study. The university has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students and approximately 2,500 of these are pursuing degrees in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS). The School of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education (ASTE) is one of seven departments/schools in CAAS and there are approximately 1,000 undergraduates and 65 graduate students in ASTE (https://aste.usu.edu/).
The School of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education offers nine Logan–campus based undergraduate degree programs, including the OPDD program. Enrollment in OPDD is currently ~180 majors. The program has an active advisory board comprised of industry veterans and leading companies from across the spectrum of the outdoor industry. Represented companies include: Patagonia, Black Diamond, Altra Footwear, Cabela’s, Vista Outdoors, Backcountry.com, Cotopaxi, Burton, Klim, Klymit, Simms Fishing and ENVE Composites. Also serving on the board are Leslie Howa, founder of American Hardwear, now Mountain Hardwear, and Tom Adams, director of the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation.
Utah State University offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits. Women, minority, and veteran candidates as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, USU is committed to increasing diversity among students, faculty, and all participants in university life.
Requirements for the Professional Practice Assistant Professor candidate include:
Earned MS or MA, or higher in Industrial Design, Design, Technology and Manufacturing, or closely related field (completed by date of appointment).
Three or more years of design and development experience working with a company or companies that manufacture, and/or market products used in outdoor recreation or similar activities. …OR…
Earned BS or BA in Industrial Design, Design, Technology and Manufacturing, or closely related field closely related field (completed by date of appointment).
Five or more years of design and development experience working with a company or companies that manufacture, and/or market products used in outdoor recreation or similar activities.
Proficiency in 3-D modeling (Solidworks or equivalent), Adobe products (Illustrator & Photoshop), and 3-D rendering (Keyshot or equivalent).
Proficiency in hand sketching.
Ability to use advanced prototyping techniques including: foam modeling, 3-D printing, laser cutting or CNC machines.
Demonstrated effective written and oral communication, interpersonal, organizational, and team skills.
Record of successful partnerships with multiple companies involved in the design and/or development of products used in outdoor recreation or similar activities.
Demonstrated capacity to succeed in teaching at the university level.
Please apply directly to the Utah State University's website: https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=4176&job=outdoor-product-design-and-development-non-tenure-track-professional-practice-assistant-professor
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.