Transportation Design Assistant Professor

College for Creative Studies
Michigan, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 09, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

College for Creative Studies seeks a Transportation Design Assistant Professor for a position in Detroit, Michigan to prepare and deliver lectures for three transportation design classes per semester during the academic year; prepare course materials, including syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts for the transportation design courses; mentor undergraduate and graduate students in transportation design; initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions; collaborate with colleagues to develop strong corporate partnerships for sponsored projects, internships, and full-time positions for students; represent the department for promotional and professional development purposes, and occasionally lead international transportation design workshops; evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers; plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction; keep abreast of developments in the undergraduate curriculum, and continue professional activities and growth within the department, college, and professional community; advise students on academic and vocational curricula, and on career issues; maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students; maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records; and utilize the following software: Autodesk Alias Studio tools, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe in Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Autodesk 3d Platform, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Powerpoint.


Examples of the courses the position will be teaching over the next year include the following:

Portfolio & Presentation Des:  This course will mainly develop a student's ability on how to market their collective body of work successfully. We will focus on the multiple avenues, allowing for the most professional, cohesive, and powerful way to present their skills as a designer. The course will focus on reviews, analysis, preparation and/or improvement of the student's portfolio. Based on faculty assessment and personal goals, students will develop and prefect these different branches of presentation to pursue employment in the professional market. These would include resume, business card, websites, print, communications, and other appropriate personal marketing material.

Junior Interior Des Studio

The junior-year interior design studio expands on the process immersion experienced at the sophomore level. The importance of a compelling design story as the basis for interior work is stressed. Students are expected to employ advanced thinking in terms of aesthetics, primary research, human factors, design theory and brand experience. the presence of corporate sponsors along the way will promote a process that has real-world career relevance. The use of virtual reality and animation will further ensure the students' understanding of the interior space and the user's interaction with it.

Senior Interior Design Studio

The senior interior design studio places a strong emphasis on research influencing fresh design decisions. Students will look for user experience design opportunities by investigating sustainable materials and processes, as well as emerging cultural and technical trends. Through advanced presentations to sponsors, students will illustrate the user-focused nature of their interior designs, and their readiness to join the transportation design community.

Fresh Tran Design Studio II

Building on methods learned in dtr 125 this course orients students to the fundamental design process used by transportation designers. problem identification, research, concept development, package development, ideation, and model building are introduced. through this introduction students will develop a basic understanding of the multiple phases typical in the transportation design process.

Junior Interior Des Studio II

The junior-year interior design studio expands on the process emersion experienced at the sophomore level. the importance of a compelling design story as the basis for interior work is stressed.

Successful candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in design, advertising, or foreign equivalent, and at least 3 years of professional experience in the transportation design field performing product development and design processes for automotive interior and exterior components. this must include knowledge of: conceptual sketching, digital sketching, digital rendering, clay modeling, mock-up creation, quick surface modeling, materials and processes used in vehicle development; advanced interior and exterior conceptual design ideation processes and sketch and rendering techniques, to the satisfaction of the selection committee. E-mail or send resumes ATTN: HR, Ref. #TDAP to:  No phone calls please.