Search for Industrial Design faculty member launches

August 31, 2011

Position title: Associate or Assistant Professor in Industrial Design.

Qualifications: The Department of Design at The Ohio State University seeks a full-time, tenure track, Industrial Design faculty member beginning fall 2012. Candidates should have a terminal master degree (MFA, MS, MID, etc.), along with at least five years of relevant experience in teaching and/or serving the professional industry. Competitive candidates will possess an ability to balance theory and practice with a proven record of extensive knowledge in one or more of the following areas: computer-aided design, experience design, design thinking, user centered design, and design research. An established or clearly-emerging national and/or international reputation in the field is expected. Teaching will be predominantly in the Industrial Design major program, and undergraduate/graduate student advising will be expected. 3D computer-modeling (preferably Solidworks) and digital rendering expertise are expected for this position.
Responsibilities: The appointed faculty member will be expected to actively pursue research opportunities, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to Industrial Design in a dynamic, interdisciplinary 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, organizations and corporations. The faculty member will also be expected to actively pursue funded research opportunities in his or her area of interest, and provide service at the Department, College, and University levels.

Appointment: Regular nine-month tenure track appointment at Associate or Assistant Professor level.

Salary: Negotiable and competitive, commensurate with experience.

Closing date: Applications will be considered beginning October 22, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

Starting date: August, 2012.   

About the Department: The Department of Design is located within the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University. It is a small and selective professional program with a respected reputation at the graduate and undergraduate levels, offering the advantages of a large and diverse research university. It is associated with the Advanced Center for Computing in the Arts and Design (ACCAD) at the graduate level, and offers opportunities for collaborative research and design activities with corporate partners, design firms, and other disciplines. For additional information about the Department, please visit our web site:

Application: Interested applicants should submit a letter of application; a statement of research interest and/or creative activity as it pertains to their view of the Industrial Design discipline; a curriculum vitae or resume; a portfolio representing examples of both professional and student work (prints and digital files on accessible media); the names and complete contact information for three references; along with self-addressed return postage to:
Professor Scott Shim
Search Committee Chair
Department of Design
The Ohio State University
100 Hayes Hall, 108 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210-1318 USA

The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.