Ohio State University, Design

Position ID:OSU-Design-IDAP [#14577]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Design / Industrial Design, Product Design, Product Development
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/09/12, finished 2020/03/30)
Position Description:    

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Department:   Design

Position:  Industrial Design  

Rank: Assistant Professor     


The next Assistant Professor in Industrial Design in the Department of Design at Ohio State University (https://design.osu.edu) will possess expertise in the principles of this field’s practices as they apply to the creation of products, services, experiences, and networks that anticipate and visualize future needs. A commitment to promoting sustainable and socially impactful design practices is essential. The ability to teach analog or digital visualization and modelling techniques, UX principles and practices as related to products/services/systems, or material properties and manufacturing practices is desirable. Because the Department of Design offers true collaborative learning opportunities to the students in its undergraduate majors (Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Visual Communication Design), applicants should excel at collaboration and value interdisciplinary practices as part of their instruction and research approaches. The ability to teach from a student-centered perspective at the undergraduate and graduate level and support for the department’s long-standing commitment to increasing the diversity of the design professions is expected.

We seek a colleague who is interested in exploring topics that are situated beyond traditional areas of design research and practice in order to maximize future impact. Our university has identified several “discovery themes” that foster innovative research in areas that pertain to design, including sustainable and resilient economy, food for health, materials and manufacturing for sustainability, creative practice and civic engagement, as well as livable futures. As we advocate for the development of socially relevant and sustainably produced products, environments, or services, it is expected that the successful appointee will have the potential to contribute to the community-engaged research and creative activity associated with Ohio State’s new DESIS LAB (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability, https://www.desisnetwork.org/courses/ohio-state-desis-lab/). The successful applicant’s creative endeavors may also be supported by the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD, https://accad.osu.edu/) and the interdisciplinary analog and digital fabrication workshops that the department shares with the Department of Art.



A terminal degree (MFA or equivalent) in Industrial Design or Product Design is required. A PhD (or ABD status) is preferred. In addition, experience as a design educator is desirable. 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 The Ohio State University:


The Ohio State University is one of America's largest and most comprehensive academic institutions, as one of the nation's top-20 public universities. Founded as a federal land-grant institution in 1870, the university has awarded 747,216 degrees since 1878, and its legacy extends to more than half a million living alumni. More than 58,000 students on the Columbus campus select from 15 colleges, more than 200 undergraduate majors and 275 masters, doctoral and professional degree programs.

About Columbus:


The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. A dynamic design community can be found in Columbus, which also offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.


Application Instructions:


Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14577.  A complete application consists of a cover letter (including your interest in the position, a description of your instructional approach, a summary of your areas of expertise, and a description of how your interests can be leveraged to increase the diversity of the design disciplines), a curriculum vitae, a portfolio of professional and/or student work, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Sébastien Proulx, (proulx.12@osu.edu).


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. The university is an 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:
100 Hayes Hall
108 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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