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University of Notre Dame: Assistant Professor, Industrial Design

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Assistant Professor in Industrial Design 

Department of Art, Art History and Design
University of Notre Dame
 

The Department of Art, Art History and Design at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in industrial design (ID) at the rank of assistant professor. 

The department seeks an outstanding designer who can balance theory and practice with a proven record of experience in one or more of the following areas: user experience (UX) design, digital modeling & visualization, design entrepreneurship and/or interdisciplinary collaboration. Qualified applicants are asked to present a record of accomplishment in design practice and a trajectory of research/design activities required of a research and teaching university. The appointed faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to industrial design in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment. The faculty member will be expected to participate in curriculum development, engage in academic and professional service, and work collaboratively with internal and external research partners and organizations. The terminal degree (MFA, MS, MID) in design is required for this position. Candidates with relevant teaching experience while serving the professional industry are encouraged to apply. Industrial Design at the University of Notre Dame is established around human-centered principles. The program focuses on building a deep empathy with the stakeholders and solving wicked problems with contextual solutions that derive from a holistic vision. Common research/course topics include social innovations, health care, product automation, and cultural divergence. 

The design division (ID and Visual Communication Design) offers MFA, BFA, and BA degrees, and more recently, offers a minor in Collaborative Innovation. The Minor is a dynamic catalyst for process-based, cross-disciplinary collaboration between various academic departments across the university. Utilizing a design thinking methodology, courses in the Minor brings together divergent stakeholders in a dynamic, iterative and deeply human process that accelerates innovative thinking and making. Design is part of a multi-disciplinary creative studies department that includes studio artists and art historians all committed to a collaborative teaching and learning environment within the context of a liberal arts education.

The Department of Art, Art History and Design has twenty-four full-time faculty members and is located within the College of Arts and Letters. The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). Salary is competitive and includes full benefits package. 

TO APPLY: Please include the following; a letter of interest outlining how your credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, curriculum vitae, relevant syllabi, and a visual portfolio including evidence of professional practice. Links to professional websites are also welcome. Include three references with contact information only. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2018.
Start date: August, 2019.

Submit all application materials to the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/53189 

This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807. 

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