Our college is progressing.
We are a technological university focused on being an agile and entrepreneurial tech incubator that critically incorporates academia in the production of new industries as well as industry leaders. Industrial design is the first step in this journey and we are calling for exceptional humans to help shape the mission.
We are looking for outstanding and potentially unconventional candidates for a full-time teaching position in the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design program. The appointee will assume a leadership role in mapping new directions in Industrial Design. The appointment will commence in August 2019.
Candidates must hold a terminal degree in Industrial Design or Product Design from an accredited institution. Successful candidates will exhibit the proven ability to develop original creative work that shows a mastery of design as well as the processes and tools required to create it. A strong understanding of the history and critical theory of design is also expected. Candidates must have the ability to generate and develop extramural relationships with industry partners, as well as collaboration with other intra- and extra-College academic units.
Applicants must have current experience with as many of the following as possible: knowledge of industry-standard 2D and 3D modeling, working knowledge of production techniques (analog, CNC, robotic), advanced knowledge of digital and physical prototyping, and forward-thinking approach to research methods, forward-thinking approaches to studio based design pedagogy. Candidates should possess strong communication skills and a willingness to become actively involved in the functioning of the department including academic advisement, curriculum development, assessment and recruitment are essential.
Candidates may have a clear research agenda supported by a strong record of professional accomplishment through intellectually rigorous and peer-reviewed dissemination of research, scholarship or creative work.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate: a combination of practice-based studio and lecture-based teaching experience at the college level, and the ability to work with, advise, and promote a diverse student body.
The College of Architecture and Design and the Department of Art and Design
The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a range of design related disciplines with emphasis on professional practice and technological innovation. With the Detroit Center for Design and Technology (DCDT), the College leverages its location through industry sponsored projects, research collaborations, and community outreach. The College cultivates a broader multidisciplinary discussion within its university which presents design as having a central role.
The Department of Art and Design, within the College of Architecture and Design, prepares students to critically engage creative inquiry, visual literacy, and design thinking, with an emphasis upon practical application and social responsibility. This is accomplished through a commitment to history, theory, and making within both traditional and emerging practices. Our methods embrace the dialogue between physical and digital approaches and technologies, and are designed to support the education of a new generation of innovators.
Required Application Documents
Interested candidates should e-mail a single PDF that is less than 10MB. The PDF should contain: (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) list of three references with contact information, (4) portfolio of relevant professional, scholarly, and creative work, (5) portfolio of student work if applicable, and (6) a 1-2 page statement describing the applicant’s scholarly and pedagogical philosophy. PDF should be emailed to Kate Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure the full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by January 7.