Assistant Professor - Industrial Design - RIT (5426BR)

Requisition Number: 5426BR

School/Department: Industrial Design

College : College of Art and Design

Faculty Rank : Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

Anticipated Start Date: Aug 2021

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DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:

The School of Design in the College of Art and Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position (special consideration for exceptional candidates), to teach in the Industrial Design (ID) program. The Industrial Design program focuses on developing strong conceptual and formal design skills. Students are engaged in the theory, process, and practice of design throughout the undergraduate and graduate curriculums. The Industrial Design program is consistently ranked amongst the top programs in the nation for undergraduate and graduate study.

Faculty Position: Industrial Design

We are seeking candidates who are well-rounded designers and educators with significant professional experience. Candidates should be qualified to teach throughout the Industrial Design curriculum. Ideal candidates will possess the ability to provide leadership and vision. They should be adept at integrating emerging technologies and methods into the Industrial Design curriculum. In addition to teaching, other responsibilities include participating in research, scholarship and creative activity, assisting in curriculum development, advising students, and providing service to the university, college, department and profession.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

THE COLLEGE:

RIT’s College of Art and Design is the university’s creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect. The College’s four schools offer programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Photographic Sciences. The range of innovative programs offers students a panoramic perspective from creating fine art using centuries-old methods to pushing the boundaries of digital creativity. The College of Art and Design has an enrollment of more than 1,700 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, https://rit.edu/artdesign.

THE DEPARTMENT:

The School of Design is comprised of five undergraduate programs, three graduate programs, and the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. The undergraduate programs include: 3D Digital Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and New Media Design. The graduate programs are: Visual Communication Design, Industrial Design, and Integrative Design. Approximately 750 undergraduate and 90 graduate students are enrolled in the School of Design. To learn more about the programs in the School of Design, please visit https://www.rit.edu/artdesign/school-design.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A terminal degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, Interaction Design (MFA, MID, PhD), or a terminal degree in a related field of study.
  • Minimum of two years professional experience or extensive consulting in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in a relevant field at the university level.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in one or more of the following: product design, user experience and interaction design, service design, sustainability design, design and technology, emerging industrial design practices, design theory, design history, design methodology.
  • Experience with visualization and communication skills common in applied design process and practice.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 5426BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

  • A brief teaching philosophy.
  • Provide the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references.
  • Upload a Contribution to Diversity Statement.
  • Upload course syllabi with at least three assignments.
  • Provide a 15 to 20 page PDF or a link to a website presenting examples of professional work. (max 5MB)
  • Provide a 15 to 20 page PDF or a link to a website presenting examples of students’ work. (5MB Max)

You may contact the search committee with questions on the position at:

Peter Byrne

School Director, School of Design

Email at pjbfaa@rit.edu

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 18, 2021. The position will be open until an acceptable candidate is found.

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to careers@rit.edu.