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Assistant or Associate Professor (Industrial Design)

Apply now Department: 3670015040 Interior Arch & Product Design
Job no: 508236
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Architecture / Construction, Education / Instructional
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The appointment will be at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Kansas State University is a land grant institution and candidates should be committed to a tripartite mission of teaching, creative and/or scholarly research, and service. We have established a new Master of Industrial Design degree starting in the Fall of 2020. We are currently seeking applicants to build this program. The candidate will teach in the interdisciplinary and active learning environment of IAPD, where innovation and the art of ‘making’ intersect with evidence-based design and colleagues from industrial design, furniture design, interior architecture, and foundational design work together to provide an extraordinary design education. In our degree, innovation, prototyping and fabrication intersect with human centered design in educating our students. We are searching for a colleague who can contribute at multiple levels of the curriculum and embodies the four core values we believe in, including versatility, collegiality, coherence, and peer evaluation.


The main emphasis of this position is Industrial Design. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate design studios across the curriculum and the capability to integrate contemporary sustainable methods into their design studio teaching. The candidate should be able to develop lecture or seminar courses in one or more of the following areas: human factors, design research methods, visual communications, advanced manufacturing techniques, digital technology, material methods and processes, innovative modeling processes, virtual reality design or design theory. Submitted work must show design and/or teaching excellence in one of these areas.

Creative and Scholarly Agenda:

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to develop research and creative scholarship based on their teaching and creative interests/professional expertise. These interests will form the core of their scholarly/creative agenda and serve as the basis for promotion and advancement.

Why Join Us:

The Interior Architecture and Product Design Department is housed in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design alongside the Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning Departments. This creates a robust environment of creative disciplines ripe with collaborative opportunities and infrastructure. We have also moved into a renovated and newly built building, Seaton Regnier Hall. This new facility has the latest technology and houses a world class facility with 20,000 sq. ft. of fabrication and research laboratories. The department offers a five-year Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design program, and a three-year post-baccalaureate program (MIAPD) as the first-professional degree. To learn more about our unique program visit us at apdesign.k-state.edu/iapd and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

Information about our department/ Kansas State University:

Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) since 1974 and approved by NASAD (the National Association for Schools of Art and Design), the IAPD program is built upon a 50-year tradition of providing students with a nationally recognized and innovative education. The College of Architecture, Planning and Design was chosen by professionals surveyed by Designlntelligence for "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools 2014" and in 2018 as the 7th best Interior Design graduate program in the nation and the highest ranked public graduate program. Additional information may be found at k-state.edu (university), apdesign.k-state.edu (college), apdesign.k-state.edu/iapd (department) and www.manhattan.org (community).

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Product Design, Industrial Design, or related field.
  • Ability to develop a scholarly/creative agenda related to their academic/professional expertise.
  • Ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate design studios across the curriculum and capable to serve in a design studio leadership role.
  • Ability to develop and teach lectures and seminars in one or more required areas of our curriculum.
  • Experience and knowledge of industry standard of 2D and 3D CAD modeling software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of creative professional practice experience in Product/Industrial Design.
  • Diverse design background and ability to teach design thinking at multiple scales.
  • Established scholarly/creative agenda.
  • Established teaching record.
  • Record of service to the academic and professional communities.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest addressing qualifications.
  2. Curriculum vita.
  3. Personal portfolio.
  4. Teaching portfolio (if taught previously), or provide examples of teaching ability (I.E. lectures, presentations, etc.)
  5. List of three academic and/or professional references with full contact information.

Review of Applications Begins:

Immediately. For best consideration, apply by December 1, 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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