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Lecturer Assistant-Associate Teaching Professor and/or Assistant-Associate Professor of Practice in Industrial Design
Iowa State University

Date Posted May 14, 2021
Title Lecturer Assistant-Associate Teaching Professor and/or Assistant-Associate Professor of Practice in Industrial Design
University Iowa State University
Ames, IA, United States
Department Department of Industrial Design
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Design - Industrial Art/Design

Lecturer Assistant-Associate Teaching Professor and/or Assistant-Associate Professor of Practice in Industrial Design

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Industrial Design in the College of Design at Iowa State University is seeking term Lecturers, Assistant-Associate Professors of Practice, and/or Assistant-Associate Teaching Professors. These positions may be full-time or part-time (9 month) appointment starting August 2021. Course load and term of contract to be determined by departmental needs.

Design faculty members are designated educators who support the comprehensive mix of accredited and nationally ranked degree programs within the College of Design. Our faculty help educate our students to become successful designers, planners, artists, and scholars who enhance human experience and improve the natural, social, and built environments.

We support the dissemination of design based research as it informs the quality of our everyday experiences. Whether that is defined by ease of use, legibility, information content, aesthetics, safety, sense of place, productivity, environmental impact, effectiveness, or any number of other descriptors. Research in the College of Design reflects the diversity within the college and in the design of products, materials, building and landscape systems, and communities and regions. Faculty, students and staff work on a wide array of efforts to improve the quality of our interactions with our world through research to improve the performance of these places.

Position Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be able to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level courses in Industrial Design. Courses may include, but are not limited to, industrial design studios, design strategy, disruptive innovation, design thinking, design methods, visualization and sketching, and CAD.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, or equivalent professional degree in a related field.
  • For an Associate Professor ranking, candidates must have 6 years of teaching experience at a higher education institution with a focus on Industrial Design, or professional experience at an Industrial Design-focused company or organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Industrial Design.

Department/Program & College Description:
The Department of Industrial Design is one of seven distinguished departments within the College, along with Architecture, Art and Visual Culture (AVC), Community and Regional Planning, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture. The College of Design is dedicated to all forms of diversity and inclusion, and committed to the expanded role of art and design as an agent of change in society.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

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  • Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

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