Assistant or Associate Professor, Design Studies
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Wisconsin, United States
- Salary Not Specified
- Posted Date
- Jul 15, 2022
- Position Type
- Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Professional Fields, Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning
- Employment Type
- Full Time
The Interior Architecture program and the Design Studies department where it is housed in, is an internationally recognized program known for its innovative interdisciplinary research and broad-based professional education. Its mission is to combine research and design practice to improve people's lives through human-centered design within the built environment.
Within this context, this position is responsible for conducting and disseminating impactful research scholarship, delivering rigorous lecture, studio, and seminar instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Assistant or Associate Professor will provide leadership in recruiting, teaching, and mentoring of graduate students, and to advise students on academic and career choices. The Interior Architecture (IA) program utilizes a co-teaching model for studio instruction, where practice- and research-focused faculty equally contribute to student's learning experiences.
This position is responsible for conducting and disseminating impactful research scholarship, delivering rigorous lecture, studio, and seminar instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Assistant or Associate Professor will provide leadership in recruiting, teaching, and mentoring of graduate students, and to advise students on academic and career choices. The Interior Architecture (IA) program utilizes a co-teaching model for studio instruction, where practice- and research-focused faculty equally contribute to student¿s learning experiences.
The position is responsible for developing a nationally competitive research program relevant to the multidisciplinary field of Environmental Design Research, with an emphasis on the dynamic relationship between people and their physical, social, and cultural environment in order to address various contemporary issues such as health and wellbeing, sustainability, and social justice. The position is expected to provide experience and expertise in Design & Technology with demonstrated abilities to integrate novel technology (Advanced Visualization, Virtual Reality, wearable tech, IoT, smart home systems) into the design and research process to explore issues of building performance, human health, and wellbeing in buildings.
This position is expected to participate in department service, such as curriculum development, award jurying, advising, faculty meeting attendance, and serving on dissertation committees. In addition, service to the college, university and the profession is expected.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
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A PhD degree in the broader field of design with at least one undergraduate or graduate degree from interior design, architecture and other allied fields is required.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Years of experience will be commensurate with the rank sought. All candidates must have proven success in conducting research and teaching appropriate for their stage of career.
- Assistant professor candidates must have a PhD degree at time of application, or official notification of completion of the degree by August 22, 2023. Assistant professor candidates should have at least 3 years of post-graduate teaching experience in higher education, which could include instructing as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Lecturer Student Assistant (SA).
- Associate professor candidates must possess experience and scholarly credentials that meet the tenure and professorial rank standards of the UW-Madison Divisional Committee and of the School of Human Ecology.
The ability to lead a research program that attracts external funding individually and/or through active collaboration, that actively attracts and engages graduate students, and that produces high-impact scholarship.
The ability to teach Interior Architecture studio, seminar, and lecture courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels including, but not limited to, current knowledge on design communication technology and willingness to stay up to date.
Demonstrated experience at creating process-driven, research-based, human-centered design solutions for a range of design challenges at a level appropriate for grad/undergrad studio teaching.
The ability to work effectively within a diverse community, and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment.
- NCIDQ certified or eligible
- 3 years of professional practice in the field of Design.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 21, 2023
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