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Assistant Professor of Design
University of Utah

Date Posted Dec. 5, 2019
Title Assistant Professor of Design
University University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Department College of Architecture and Planning More About This Department...
Application Deadline Jan. 5, 2020
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2020
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Design - Product Design
    Architecture/Landscape Architecture

The Multi-disciplinary Design program in College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure-track) in design. This position is a nine-month appointment (1.0 FTE) to begin on July 1, 2020.

Multi-disciplinary Design at the University of Utah is a digital, physical and platform product design program. We are academics, professionals and students redefining design process as it evolves beneath and beyond us. Students in the program move through a series of experiences exposing them to high craft, grounded research, ethics, leadership skills and new technologies. Our students design products and the relationships around them.

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a focus in design exploration through non-traditional methods in relationship to physical/spatial, digital and/or platform product. All scales of design and impact will be considered. Academic/Professional work should reflect abstract thinking bridged with real world application. Candidates are expected to teach studio, hold seminars in the area of their expertise, as well as conduct research and/or creative work within an R1 university setting.

Required qualifications:
- A graduate degree in Design or a related field prior to the beginning of the 2020 fall semester. (If the graduate degree is in another field, demonstrated education in design is expected.)

Preferred qualifications include:
- Previous teaching and/or mentoring experience with examples
- Peer-reviewed research and/or creative work
- Awards for teaching and/or design
- Professional work related to the position description

College of Architecture & Planning
The College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah is a community of award-winning and highly recognized faculty, entrepreneurial students, and supportive staff who together to form a creative community unlike any other. The College’s vision is short-handed as "the ethic of care," and focuses on four commitments in all of our teaching, scholarship and service: responsibility, resilience, respect and response. Structurally, the College is made up of the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning and the School of Architecture, with the Multi-disciplinary Design Program located within the School. The College is a diverse community of scholars with full-time faculty being female-majority, and both our faculty and staff of color being over 25%. Our entering student class this fall was 44% out of state, 49% female and 30% domestic students of color. Positioned on the East Bench of the Wasatch mountain range, the University of Utah is the flagship of the state higher education system. The location in Salt Lake City has a reasonable cost of living, beautiful scenery, multiple outdoor recreation opportunities, convenient transit, an active design and art community, and a surprisingly cosmopolitan and diverse culture, which enhance the quality of life in the region. Salt Lake City has the seventh largest percentage LGBT population in the country and WalletHub calls it one of the best "foodie" cities in America. The Kiplinger Report recently indicated that Salt Lake City was one of the "best cities for the next decade."

  • The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

    The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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Contact Information

  • Elpitha Tsoutsounakis
    Multi-Disciplinary Design
    University of Utah
    375 S 1530 E
    Rm 235 ARCH
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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