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Job ID: Assistant Professor, Design and Industry, Search 31.11
Fine/Performing Arts
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November 3, 2011
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Open until filled
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The Department of Design and Industry at San Francisco State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Industrial Design to begin in Fall 2012, subject to financial ability.

Terminal degree (MFA, PhD or equivalent) in Industrial Design, Product Design, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design; Design for Manufacturing, or relevant disciplines; degree requirements must be completed by August 1, 2012. Minimum two years teaching experience required; industry experience highly desirable. Candidate should have strong, formal design experience and expertise with a technological focus.

Candidate should have demonstrated competencies and experience with industrial design technologies such as computer-aided design (CAD) 3-D modeling and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) tools and technologies (e.g., CNC, rapid prototyping). Candidate should be able to apply these technologies to problems in design for manufacturing; automated manufacturing; and prototyping. Candidate should be able to integrate contemporary technologies into design coursework, and should have a solid grasp of materials and manufacturing techniques. Candidate should also demonstrate a holistic understanding of design methodology and process as an integral component in the successful fusion and delivery of human-centered design education, technology, and practice.

Teaching Responsibilities:
Teaching responsibilities range from interdisciplinary foundation studio courses to advanced topic courses and graduate seminars. Together, these courses apply design manufacturing to a wide range of problems in design, including process, materials, manufacturing, 3-D CAD modeling, rapid-prototyping, and management theories and applications. Courses will require experience teaching product/industrial design, 3-D modeling, and computer aided manufacturing. Will advise undergraduate and graduate students on academic issues, creative works, and thesis projects. Additional responsibilities will include service to department and oversight of laboratory spaces.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications. San Francisco State University, as part of the California State University System, provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits, including domestic partner benefits.

Department Information
The Department of Design and Industry (DAI) is in the College of Arts and Humanities at San Francisco State University. DAI offers an MA degree, an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree, BS degree in Product Design Development and a BS Degree in Visual Communications. There are approximately 500 undergraduates and 70+ graduate students in the department.

University Information
San Francisco State University, a member of the California State University, serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The mission of the University is to promote scholarship, freedom, human diversity, excellence in instruction, and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through continued research, publications, and/or creative work.

Deadline January 15, 2012 or until filled. Send letter of application and supporting material to:

Please send a letter of application, detailed resume, verification of terminal degree, copies of published work or other evidence, examples of your work using these formats only: CDROM or DVD (Three copies). Include examples of student work under your instruction if available. Three reference letters (no more than two years old), sample syllabi, and a concise statement (2 pages maximum) on your approach to teaching and research.

Martin Linder
Chair; Industrial Design Search Committee
San Francisco State University
Department of Design and Industry
1600 Holloway Ave. FA 419
San Francisco California

San Francisco State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.