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Design Foundations Educator

Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:18

United States of America

Department of Industrial, Interior, and Visual Communication Design
College of the Arts, The Ohio State University

Position title:
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Foundations Studies Coordinator.

Masters degree or higher in Industrial Design, Interior Design, Visual Communication Design, or related design degree area. Applicants should have a minimum of three years of design-related teaching experience. Professional experience in a design discipline is preferred. Evidence of strong commitment to foundations level teaching and curriculum development is required. Interest and experience in multi-disciplinary design teaching is preferred.

Position requires coordination of all introductory first year and basic design second year foundations courses, including supervision of Teaching Associates and Lecturers. Teaching in foundations courses will be required. Faculty member may also teach in the undergraduate Industrial Design, Interior Design, or Visual Communication Design programs, and/or the graduate program, as appropriate. Faculty member will also be expected to actively pursue research opportunities in their area of interest, participate in student advising activities, and provide service at the Department, College, and University levels.

Regular nine-month tenure track appointment for Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications.

Competitive, commensurate with experience.

Closing date:
Applications will be considered beginning February 11, 2008 and continue until position is filled.

Starting date:
September 2008.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research/creative interests, names and contact information of three references, and not more than 20 slides (or equivalent electronic documentation) representative of both professional and student work, along with self-addressed return postage to: Paul J. Nini, Foundations Studies Coordinator Search Committee Chair, The Ohio State University, Department of Industrial, Interior, and Visual Communication Design, 380 Hopkins Hall, 128 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1318. E-mail: For additional information about the department, please visit our web site:

To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA Employer.

The Department of Industrial, Interior and Visual Communication Design grants Bachelor of Science in Design degrees for its three undergraduate majors, as well as Masters of Arts and Masters of Fine Arts degrees at the graduate level. The Department was recently ranked seventh in the country and second in the midwest in the Design Intelligence survey of graduate design programs. The Department has a long history of collaboration and outreach with industry through interdisciplinary sponsored projects and research. We are an international group of faculty, and invite applications from qualified individuals from around the world.

The College of the Arts at The Ohio State University is a comprehensive visual and performing arts institution, with Departments of Art, Art Education, Dance, Design, History of Art, and Theatre, along with the School of Music, and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD).

The Ohio State University was ranked 19th among public universities in U.S. News & World Report's 2007 edition of America's Best Colleges.

Columbus, Ohio is the 15th largest city in the U.S., and was recently ranked as one of the top ten cities for the arts by American Style Magazine.