Major Duties: - Instruct product design courses on visualization skills such as sketching, prototyping, and storytelling. Secondarily, this faculty member will instruct courses on materials and processes, design process and design research. - Develop, through collaboration within and outside the University, the Richmond Institute of Design and Innovation's (RIDI) reputation within the design community.- Advise undergraduate design students through structured courses, seminars and posted office hours.- Contribute to Western Michigan's student placement percentage in jobs and internships.- Promote values of RIDI both in and outside the classroom, encouraging social design, universal design, as well as design for manufacture.- Encourage Western Michigan students' involvement in design research through public display, participation in national competition, industry participation, publication or conference presentation.- Understand and promote design as a tool for social change and improving the human condition.- Retain active affiliation with the Industrial Designers Society of America.
Minimum Qualifications: - Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in industrial design or related studies, or the international equivalent from an accredited institution;- Master's degree in industrial design or related studies, or the international equivalent, with two or more years of professional expertise;- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in industrial design or related studies, or the international equivalent, must have eight or more years of professional expertise;- Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in industrial design or related studies, or the international equivalent, must have 10 or more years of professional expertise.
Internal Number: 352_56854
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One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.