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 Teaching Professors and/or Assistant-Associate Professors of Practice. 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.
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.
Design faculty members are designated educators who support the comprehensive mix of accredited and nationally ranked degree programs within the College of Design.Â 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.Â 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.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
-Bachelorâs 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.
-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.
Within the College of Design, we pride ourselves on our collaborative, creative, and diverse stance to enrollment, hiring, and educational experiences.Â Within our seven departments, each day we strive to fulfill the goals of our shared governance through our strategic plan.Â The College of Design is dedicated to all forms of diversity and inclusion, and committed to the expanded role of design as an agent of change in society.
Our mission is toÂ educateÂ students to become successful designers, planners, artists, scholars and citizens whoÂ improve the quality of life, enhance human experienceÂ andÂ advance environmental sustainability; and to serve as aÂ resource for Iowa and beyondÂ through research, creative endeavors, extension and outreach.
We valueÂ innovation, curiosity, collaboration, open exchange of ideas, diverse perspectives, andÂ environmental and social responsibility.
Our vision is for College of Design faculty, staff, students and alumni to increasingly be known for their ability toÂ lead interdisciplinary processesÂ and draw upon their disciplinary expertise toÂ generate informed, innovative responses to challenges and opportunities.
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. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.