Design, Ohio State University

Position ID:OSU-Design-INDDESPROF [#8085]
Position Title: Associate of Full Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Design / Industrial Design
Starting Date:2017/08/14
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/09/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Description:The Department of Design at The Ohio State University seeks an Associate or Full Professor of Industrial Design with expertise in the principles of industrial design as they are applied to the creation of products, services, experiences, and networks that anticipate and visualize future needs. A commitment to promoting sustainable design practices is essential. Candidates should be experienced design educators. Preference will be given to applicants who have contributed to graduate level design education. In addition, applicants should excel at collaboration and interdisciplinary instruction and research.

The Department of Design offers three professional undergraduate degrees in Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Visual Communication Design and an M.F.A. in Design. These degree programs have been highly-ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Design Intelligence.

The successful applicant will teach students in the undergraduate program. They will also take an active role instructing and advising students in the graduate program. The applicant will contribute to the academic life of the Department, College, and University through his or her teaching, research, and service activities. An existing research agenda that reaches across traditional design boundaries is desired, as this position offers opportunities for interdisciplinary work with other departments in our comprehensive research university.

Qualifications:Applicants must have an M.F.A. or equivalent terminal degree in industrial design or closely related fields. A Ph.D. degree is preferred. Teaching experience at the university level and a minimum of five years of professional practice in industrial design or closely related fields is required. Demonstration of excellence in teaching or practice through awards to educators, success in design competitions, acquisition of patents, or successful implementation of innovative designed solutions, as broadly defined, is preferred. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Application Instructions:Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research and teaching interests, a URL or a digital portfolio of creative works or research projects, examples of student work, and the names of three references. Inquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Jeffrey Haase, Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016. The search will remain active until the position is filled. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at:

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Design
The Ohio State University
100 Hayes Hall
108 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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