Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Product Design
Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is seeking qualified applicants for a full time tenure track faculty member of Product Design beginning September 1, 2013. Rank at appointment will be commensurate with experience.
The applicant should possess a minimum of an MFA or equivalent in Product Design or a related field with a demonstrated body of accomplishments in multidisciplinary product development and/or design research. Emphasis during the selection process will be upon applicants who can provide examples of successful teaching outcomes, as well as applied projects or research that demonstrate a strong collaborative component. Professional activity and achievement in the form of awards or publications as well industry experience will be beneficial to selection. It is expected that the successful candidate will achieve a highly productive research, scholarship, or creative work agenda, funded either through government agencies or through industry, and will have the ability to collaborate across Drexel schools and colleges. Verbal and visual acuity is essential.
- Teach in the undergraduate program.
- Establish a record of creative activity, scholarship and/or design research relative to the program.
- Contribute to the development of program initiatives that foster research and potential collaborative projects for students and external industry partners.
- Create and conduct product design projects that foster collaboration and cross-disciplinary learning within the university and surrounding communities.
- Contribute to the future development of a trans-disciplinary design graduate program.
- Serve on various program, college, and university committees.
Supplementary Posting Information:
Drexel University’s BS in Product Design is composed of a rigorous 4-year curriculum requiring academic and co-operative educational experiences. The Product Design program combines applied design ability and creative problem solving with a self-directed university experience that fosters entrepreneurship, conceptual ideation, design visualization, theory, research, design technology, design process, and professionalism. For more information about the school and the programs, please visit http://www.drexel.edu/westphal/undergraduate/PROD/
Drexel University is ranked one of the “Best National Universities in ‘America’s Best Colleges’ for 2012” by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year and in the top 100 for the fourth straight time. Drexel also ranked sixth among national universities in the U.S. News list of "Up-and-Comers," those schools most often cited by university administrators nationwide as making "the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities."
With more than 8,200 employees and over 23,500 students, Drexel is the fifth largest private-sector employer in Philadelphia and has a vibrant community of students, faculty and professional staff, and encourages the richness diversity brings to the workplace. Like its students, Drexel's employees are known for being passionate, entrepreneurial and innovative.
Drexel University's mission is to serve students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, co-operative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community initiatives.
Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.
Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com and search for Assistant Professor of Product Design.
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