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Kansas State University
Posted: 09/30/2021
Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Furniture Design/Industrial Design or Furniture Design/Interior Architecture

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Furniture Design/Industrial Design or Furniture Design/Interior Architecture

Department: 3670015040 Int Arch & Industrial Design
Job no: 511501
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Architecture / Construction, Education / Instructional
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:
The Department of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design (IAID) at Kansas State University invites applications for an Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Furniture Design/Industrial Design or Furniture Design/Interior Architecture for the academic year beginning August 2022. Kansas State University is a land grant institution and candidates should be committed to a tripartite mission of teaching, creative and/or scholarly research, and service. We offer two Masters degrees, one in Interior Architecture the other a Masters of Industrial Design degree established in the Fall of 2020. Both of these degree programs are augmented by our award-winning Furniture Design curriculum. The active learning environment of IAID provides students with an extraordinary education interweaving multiple disciplines of design into two strong programs of study. In our pedagogy, innovation, prototyping, and fabrication intersect with human centered design in educating our students. We are searching for a colleague with creative energy, passion and vision for the future of IAID; who values research, design, and making, has a collaborative spirit, and can contribute at multiple levels of the curriculum. We aspire to find a colleague who embodies the four core values: versatility, collegiality, coherence, and peer evaluation. Teaching: The main emphasis of this position is Furniture Design with a background in either Industrial Design or Interior Architecture. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach in design studios across the curriculum, and the capability to integrate contemporary methods into their design studio teaching. The candidate should be able to develop courses and/ or teach in one or more of the following areas, beginning design studies, visual communications, or design theory. Submitted work must show design and/or teaching excellence in one or more of these areas. Creative and Scholarly Agenda: The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop research and creative scholarship based on their teaching and/or creative interests/professional expertise. These interests will form the core of their scholarly/creative agenda and serve as the basis for promotion and advancement. About us: The Interior Architecture and Industrial Design Department is housed in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design alongside the Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Regional Community Planning Departments. This creates a robust environment of creative disciplines ripe with collaborative opportunities and infrastructure. We have also moved into a renovated and newly built building, Seaton Regnier Hall. This new facility has the latest in technology and houses a world class facility with 20,000 sq. ft. of fabrication and research laboratories. The department offers a five-year Master of Interior Architecture and another Master of Industrial Design program, and a three-year post-baccalaureate program in both as the first-professional degree. To learn more about our unique program visit us at and follow us on Instagram and Twitter at #kstateIAID Information about our department / Kansas State University: Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) since 1974 and also approved by NASAD (the National Association for Schools of Art and Design), the IAID program is built upon a 50-year tradition of providing students with a nationally recognized and innovative education. The College of Architecture, Planning and Design was chosen by professionals surveyed by Design Intelligence for "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools 2014" and in 2018 as the 7th best Interior Design graduate program in the nation, and the highest ranked public graduate program. Additional information may be found at (university), (college), (department) and (community).

Why Join Us:
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the

What You'll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Qualifications:

• Master's degree or higher in Interior Architecture, Industrial Design, Product Design, Furniture Design, or related field
• Ability to develop a scholarly/creative agenda related to their academic / professional expertise
• Ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate design studios across the curriculum and capable to serve in a design studio leadership role
• Ability to develop and teach lectures and seminars in one or more required areas of the curriculum
• Experience and knowledge of industry standard of 2D and 3D CAD modeling software

Preferred Qualifications:

• Three or more years of creative and/or professional practice experience in Furniture Design, Product Design, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, and/or a related field
• Diverse design background and ability to teach design thinking at multiple scales
• Established teaching record and/or scholarly/creative agenda
• Record of service to the academic and/or professional communities

How to Apply:
Submit the following into single compiled PDF document.
• Letter of interest addressing qualifications
• Curriculum vita
• Personal portfolio
• Teaching portfolio, include if taught previously
• List of three academic and/or professional references with full contact information

Review of Applications Begins:
Review of applications will begin on December 6th, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Sep 24, 2021

Application Closes: Open until filled

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