Pro Tem Instructor, Department of Product Design - Open Pool

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Pro Tem Instructor, Department of Product Design - Open Pool

Job no: 525144
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR, Portland, OR
Categories: Architecture/Art/Design, Instruction

Department: Product Design
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants
All applications should include a Cover Letter and a resume/CV

Department Summary
The Department of Product Design Program is part of the School of Art + Design in the College of Design at the University of Oregon. The Program offers a BA/BS in Product Design (located in Eugene), a BFA in Product Design (located in Portland) and a MS in Sports Product Design (located in Portland).

The Product Design Program critically investigates the use, invention and production of products to improve life. It is devised to meet the rapid changes of the material world through agility and interdisciplinary studies. It is international and local. Students study both the physical and theoretical aspects of product design, including design research, material studies, manufacturing strategies, economic planning and innovation techniques. Through this position, we intend to strengthen our research and teaching in design to enhance the performance of the human body, in sport.

Position Summary
The Product Design program at the University of Oregon invites applications for it's open instructor pool to teach design drawing (hand), design drawing (Adobe Creative Suite), 3D rendering (Rhino), 3D prototyping (RhinoCam), design research methods, design studios, and other relevant courses.

Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years. In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond three years based on programmatic need, funding, and performance. Successful candidates will have either academic or professional experience in their teaching area, demonstrated ability or potential for quality teaching and a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

This position will have specific courses assigned each term, varying the FTE attached to the position by term.

Minimum Requirements
A Master's degree in a relevant field. In exceptional circumstances, significant professional experience in a relevant field may substitute for the degree.

Professional Competencies
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Product Design teaching a range of drawing, design, research and studio courses, as well as other relevant courses.

Preferred Qualifications
Prior college or university-level teaching experience.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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