Major Duties: - Teach product design courses.- Develop a significant research profile.- Provide service to the School and the University.- Work collaboratively with internal and external research partners, organizations and corporations.- Instruct product design courses that focus on design process and generative/evaluative research.- 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 Western Michigan University 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: - A Master of Fine Arts degree from an accredited institution in industrial design or related studies, or the international equivalent is preferred.- A Master's degree in industrial design or related studies from an accredited institution, or the international equivalent and must also have two or more years of professional expertise.- A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in industrial design or related studies from an accredited institution, or the international equivalent and must have eight or more years of professional expertise.- A Bachelor of Arts degree in industrial design or related studies from an accredited institution, or the international equivalent and must have 10 or more years of professional expertise.
Internal Number: 352_57295
About Western Michigan University
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.